Urban Horticulture & Design
Jonathan Lehrer, Chairperson
Urban Horticulture & Design
Save the Date!
"Fall Symposium ~ The Garden Is Art." A Tribute to Richard Iversen and Paul Fogelberg.
Sponsored by the Farmingdale Horticulture Committee.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Campus Center Ballroom
Online registration for "The Garden is Art"
symposium closes on Friday afternoon,
but there will be on-site registration available Saturday
morning for individuals paying by cash, check or credit card.
The Sustainable Garden @ FSC
Welcome to Farmingdale State College's Department of Urban Horticulture and Design's Sustainable Garden blog. This website is best viewed utilizing Firefox or Google as your web browser. At this site you can find information about the Sustainable Garden: it's mission, upcoming activities and events, how to become a member and a detailed brochure of the garden.
Our bees have been hard at work perusing the hundreds of flowering plants within our Department of Urban Horticulture & Design's Teaching Gardens environs and producing honey. Our honey has been bottled and will be available for purchase on Saturday September 23, 2017, from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in the Kiosk of the Sustainable Garden @ the Teaching Gardens. The price for a one pound jar is $12.00 (cash), and all proceeds assist efforts to build the Sustainable Garden. This release of honey coincides with the Department of Urban Horticulture & Design's Fall Symposium event -- The Garden is Art – and Farmingdale State College's Homecoming. Also available for sale at the same time will be our fresh cut flower bouquets. We hope to see you then!
The Sustainable Garden is now on Instagram. Please stop by often to see the latest and ever-changing images of the garden and to find out about upcoming activities!
Welcome to the Department of Urban Horticulture and Design
The Horticulture Technology Management program leading to the Bachelor of Technology degree prepares well-trained graduates qualified for a wide range of managerial positions in the extensive green industry on Long Island and beyond. Laboratory sessions offer hands-on opportunities in our greenhouses and our beautiful and extensive teaching gardens.
The Associate in Applied Science degreesin Ornamental Horticulture offered at Farmingdale State prepare men and women to enter the lucrative, exciting, and rewarding field of horticulture.
Courses are available for those who may already be engaged in or those who are seeking to obtain employment in the field of horticulture. Opportunities for a successful career in the various aspects of horticulture are numerous. Each year, industry requests for highly educated horticultural technicians exceed the number of available graduates.
The Gardens at Farmingdale State College
The Teaching Gardens at Farmingdale State College are a hidden gem that serve as an outdoor classroom for students in the Department of Ornamental Horticulture. The grounds are also open in season for enjoyment by the greater Long Island community.
The Farmingdale State Ornamental Horticulture teaching gardens consist of over four acres. These gardens were developed beginning in the 1930's by the horticulture students and faculty. Today they continue to be renovated and changed by the students and horticulture faculty under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Iversen.
Seasonal Garden Hours
The gardens are open to the public from April 1 to November 1 daily from 9am - 6pm.
Please DO NOT bring pets into the garden and DO NOT hold picnics or sporting activities.
Please be respectful of the plantings and do not pick flowers, take pieces of plants or otherwise disturb the gardens.
Wedding Photos in the Gardens
You MUST secure permission and an appointment before taking pictures. A nominal fee is charged. For information about wedding photos, please contact the Farmingdale State College Use of Facilities Coordinator at 631-420-2496 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View brochure.
Sponsored by The Farmingdale Horticulture Committee.