Department of Horticultural Science

Department of Horticultural Science

1880s

  • 1889 Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany established

    Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany established as one of the five original academic divisions of the North Carolina College of Agricultue and Mechanic Arts

1890s

  • 1890 (circa) Entomology curriculum established

    Entomology curriculum taught within the Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany.

  • 1896 The Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany moved to the newly constructed Primrose Hall
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1900s

  • 1905 Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany moved

    Department of Horticulture, Arboriculture, and Botany moved to Patterson Hall (originally, "Agricultural Hall")

1920s

  • 1927 First Landscape Architecture courses

    Curriculum in landscape architecture established as a component of courses in the Department of Horticulture.

1940s

  • 1940 Food Science curriculum established

    Work done in food science is scattered throughout several departments, namely Animal Industry, Horticulture, and Poultry Science.

  • 1942 Division of Landscape Architecture established

    Division of Landscape Architecture established within the Department of Horticulture.

1950s

  • 12/18/1953 Kilgore Hall dedication

    The new building housing the School of Forestry and the Department of Horticulture was formally dedicated as Kilgore Hall, named in honor of the late Dr. Benjamin Wesley Kilgore, former Dean of Agriculture, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the first head of North Carolina's Agricultural Extension Service.

  • DefaultEntrance to Department of Forestry, Kilgore Hall, North Carolina State College
  • 1956 Department of Horticulture moved

    The Department of Horticulture moved to Kilgore Hall.

1960s

  • 1962 Department of Horticultural Science

    The Department of Horticulture was renamed the Department of Horticultural Science. More historical information exists on the department's website.

  • DefaultHorticultural Science class in greenhouse