Supporting the Iowa Horticulture Industry for 148 Years

Dear Participants of our past All Iowa Horticulture Expos and other Iowa Hort Society functions,

The Iowa State Horticultural Society is making plans for the 150th anniversary celebration of the ISHS in 2016.

Keep posted at this website for details and updates coming out this year.


Congratulations to our recent Award Winners:

Reiman Gardens Staff- Presidential Citation Award

Robert Dodds - ISHS Merit Award

Teresa McLaughlin - ISHS Merit Award

Dr. Patrick O'Malley - ISHS Merit Award


Best Horticulture Colleges in Iowa

Are you fond of plants and fruits? Would you like to find out more about them and make horticulture your profession? Say no more! We know how to help you: in this short overview, we will tell you everything you need to know about getting a gardening degree in-state, including the most popular majors, admission requirements, and more. Stay tuned to not miss this information.

Currently, there are seven Iowa state horticulture destinations for getting an education. Below, they are presented in the order of their rating decrease, yet all of them are worth your attention. The rating presented in this overview was completed on the data we got from student surveys, graduates? feedback, and federal resources. Please be informed that community colleges will be referred to as ?CC?.

Best Horticulture Colleges in Iowa

Iowa State University Horticulture programs

The first and the best option for you to try is Iowa State Uni as it offers nine programs in gardening. Located in Aimes city, Iowa State University is a large state higher education establishment in a small lovely setting.

The University has the strictest admission horticulture degree requirements so you will need to take your time to work on your papers. To make sure that your chances are the highest, consider turning to the essay writing service for help.

Kirkwood CC

The second option is a large community college in Cedar Rapids. In this 2-year college, you can choose either of two gardening programs. Although its admission policies are not strict and an enrollment rate is high, using college paper writing services for making your admission essays perfect would be a wise decision.

Northeast Iowa CC

The third option for you to try is also a community college with two available horticulture majors. Its benefit is that it?s public, affordable, and not small, so you will have enough social life there; however, there is also a drawback: Northeast Iowa CC is located in a very rural area. Thus, you will not have much to do there, except for the college campus.

The other 4 options, Iowa Central CC, Des Moines Area CC, Indian Hills CC, Iowa Western CC, provide only one gardening program each, so we advise you to consider any of them as a back-up plan if you do not manage to get into Iowa State Uni, Kirkwood, or Northeast Iowa community colleges.

Do you still have questions or need further horticulture college admission help? Feel free to contact us for more information.


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2011 All Iowa Horticulture Exposition

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