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Welcome to the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department


Why Study Horticulture?
Keeping it Green!
Creativity and horticulture go well together. Even in hard times, people want design ...Read more
Working in outdoor green spaces is an appealing option for many, particularly if they have an interest in sports ...Read more
Landscape Architecture
Design for Active Living
Landscape architects design ways to divert and collect rain water to prevent damage and replenish the aquifer . . .Learn More
Designing for Active Living presents some model fixes which totally revamp the way people move through a community. Learn More


The Cross Timbers in Winter Exhibit

Cheryl Mihalko’s Planting Design classes explore the ecology and the artistry of the Cross Timbers landscape in winter through photography. To understand the massing, form, species diversity and quantity, as well as the aesthetic qualities unique to this four season landscape ecology each student create photographs that transcend the common to capture to show spirit of place in their work. Students were asked to use the camera as an extension of their mind and allow the viewer to learn--and experience--the Cross Timbers as a winter landscape. 
The exhibit The Cross Timbers in Winter  will hang in Gallery North until April 1st. If you are unable to visit the exhibit, please view The Cross Timbers in Winter on-line


Pallaz Making the Most of Her Horticulture Career

We have all heard the saying to “Bloom where you are planted,” and the same is true for a girl whose career took root in Oklahoma.

Growing up in Metz, France, Laurence Pallez, had no idea that one day she would set foot in Oklahoma to work on her Master’s program.  Pallez attended the University of Strasbourg in France to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. Knowing she didn’t want to spend all her time in the lab, she ventured to New York City and . . .


Student's Design Coming to Life

OSU landscape architecture student Dan mesenbrink's community garden design for the Jewish Federation ofTulsa is currently under construction. Federation members recently talked about the project on a Tulsa television station. Click here for the video.

Mesenbrink, a senior from Yukon, listened to the client to transform ideas into a successful and responsive design. OSU landscape architecture alumni Carl Szafranski of the office of Szfranski and Pugh transferred Dan's plan into construction documents.

The Jewish Federation plans to donate the vegetables grown from the garden to local food banks. (April 2012)


2014 Events


April 11: Finding Center Conference, Stillwater, OK


April 12: OSU Horticulture Club Plant Sale, Teaching Greenhouses


April 19: Family Day in the Garden, The Botanic Garden


April 26: 2nd Annual Poetry Walk, 1-3 PM, The Botanic Garden


May: Spring Outdoor Concert Series, The Botanic Garden, Watch for details.


June 1-13: Camp TURF, Applications are being accepted now!


July 17: Herbaceous Plants Workshop, OSU Stillwater Campus


September 20: GardenFest, The Botanic Garden


November 6: Global Horticulture Conference


Two New Hybrid Turf Bermudagrasses: NorthBridge™ and Latitude 36™ hybrid bermudagrasses are the two newest releases in the OSU line of improved turf bermudagrasses. Both bermudagrasses are vegetatively propagated (no commercial seed), fine textured and have excellent winter hardiness along with outstanding turfgrass color, quality, density and divot recovery rate. Learn more . . .


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