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.

Certifications offered:

Kaushal Vriddhi Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH)— Certification is the highest level of certification offered by KV. It recognizes those in horticulture who are established, with significant work experience, and most with advanced degrees in horticulture. Applicants must have a minimum of five years experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or three years experience with an advanced degree in Horticulture or a closely related field..

Kaushal Vriddhi Associate Professional Horticulturist (APH)— Certification is available to those continuing to expand their education in horticulture and experience. The APH is generally working toward an advanced degree and working to obtain greater experience.

Kaushal Vriddhi Certified Horticulturists (CH) — are practicing horticulturists who are skilled and knowledgeable in all areas of horticulture.

What they would learn :

1) Landscape Design and Maintenance.

2) Production of Fruits, Vegetables, Turf, and Ornamental Plants.

3) Shipping and Handling of Final .

4) Propagation.

5) Monitoring and Testing.

6) Diagnosing and Managing Plant Problems

7) Business Practices