Department of Horticulture

Senior horticulture major finds beauty in the macabre
Type: News Story
In the eight years that he has been showing his plants at the Philadelphia Flower Show, Temple Ambler Horticulture student Brandon Huber has garnered more than 250 ribbons. His extensive and diverse collection of exotic plants includes a hanging begonia, a climbing onion, a variegated ivy and a “corpse plant," which gives of a stench of rotting meat when in full bloom.
March 10, 2013
Temple Made: Denise Racquel Snook
Type: News Story
In the latest installment of the Temple Made student profile series, meet Denise Racquel Smith, a 31-year-old horticulture major with a passion for plants.
February 18, 2013
Philadelphia Flower Show exhibit celebrates Hawaiian history and ecology
Type: News Story
Students and faculty in Temple Ambler’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture are busy preparing for their 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show exhibit, “Aloha ‘āina: A Return to Life with the Land,” which seeks to show how the Hawaiian concept of living with the land can be applied in the northeast. The show runs runs March 4-11 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
February 22, 2012
Center City park rededication honors late Temple professor John F. Collins
Type: News Story
Philadelphia's Center City District recently rededicated Chestnut Park as John F. Collins Park in honor of the internationally recognized landscape architect and founding chairman of Temple’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. Collins, who died in August, spent decades designing and significantly adding to Philadelphia’s greenways.
January 19, 2012
Temple, Philadelphia Zoo partner for conservation project
Type: In the Media
September 28, 2011
Hard work pays giant dividends for horticulture student
Type: News Story
Temple University Ambler horticulture student Brandon Huber poses with the two 600-plus pound pumpkins he raised from seed. The gourds are a star attraction at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Meadowbrook Farms in Abington Township.
October 7, 2010