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.

Entrance to Department of Forestry, Kilgore Hall, North Carolina State CollegeEntrance 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.

Horticultural Science class in greenhouseHorticultural Science class in greenhouse