About Us

Horticulture was one of the very first degrees offered at Virginia Tech (read more about our history) and continues to have a significant campus impact, offering four undergraduate options, hands-on learning and service-learning experiences, undergraduate research opportunities, and a friendly atmosphere.

Hort Stats and Achievements

Student:Faculty ratio—8 to 1

Wine Award winners, Alex Niemiera (2016), Robert Mc Duffie (2008) and Robert Lyons (1996)

Certificate of Teaching Excellence from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech: Susan Day (2016), Barbara Leshyn (2013), Holly Scoggins (2007), and Alex Niemiera (1997)

Where We Are

The Department of Horticulture is located in Saunders Hall on the Ag Quad in the central Virginia Tech Campus near the Drillfield and Duckpond. Faculty are also located in nearby Latham Hall, Fralin Biotechnology Center, and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. Off-campus faculty are located at several Agricultural Research and Extension Centers around the state, including Hampton Roads and Winchester. The department maintains extensive research facilities both on and off campus.

The Hahn Horticulture Garden and Visitor Center are located a few blocks away on Greenhouse Drive near McComas Hall. The 5-acre botanic garden operates as a public garden as well as providing learning opportunities for horticulture students.