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Horticulture is the art, science, technology and business of intensive plant cultivation for human use.

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Horticulture is:

"Geranium Seedlings" by Aris Papchristou, Flickr is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

"Horticulture is the science and art of producing, improving, marketing, and using fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants. It differs from botany and other plant sciences in that horticulture incorporates both science and aesthetics. 

Production and consumption of high quality fruits and vegetables allows us to maintain a healthy, balanced daily diet. Flowers and ornamental plants enrich our homes and communities, and contribute to our sense of well-being.  Horticulture impacts our lives on a daily basis by providing nutritious fruits and vegetables, offering visual enjoyment, and promoting recreational activities."

American Society for Horticulture Science

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