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Horticulture Center

Location:
Horticulture Center
Phone:
(309) 438-3496
Website:
http://horticulturecenter.illinoisstate.edu

The 10-acre Horticulture Center is a recent addition to the Agriculture Department at Illinois State University. The Center provides a focal point and support for horticultural instruction and scholarship, as well as public demonstration and outreach. 

Community members can take part in our many events offered throughout the year. Our students are actively engaged in their experiences and learn from top-notch faculty. Future development will entail a building that will contain classrooms, offices, labs, greenhouses and several gardens.

Past Events

June 2017

ISU Night at the CornBelters

Date:
Thursday, June 15th 2017
Time:
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join alumni, family, and friends for a cookout and some CornBelters baseball.

September 2017

Horticulture Center Autumnal Festival

Date:
Saturday, September 16th 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come visit the ISU Horticulture Center for this great annual fall event! Fun and activities for everyone!

June 2018

Illinois State Night at the CornBelters

Date:
Thursday, June 28th 2018
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Pregame cookout, games, giveaways, ice cream, and baseball all waiting for Redbirds on this summer night.

August 2018

Faculty & Staff Open House at the ISU Horticulture Center

Date:
Friday, August 24th 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

It is our passion to explore the ways ISU's botanical and horticultural assets can enrich learning and expand research opportunities for students and faculty of all disciplines.

September 2018

2018 Autumnal Festival – ISU Horticulture Center

Date:
Saturday, September 15th 2018
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, September 15, at the ISU Horticulture Center located on Raab Road in Normal.

May 2019

Horticulture Center – New Volunteer Orientation

Date:
Thursday, May 9th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Illinois State University Horticulture Center 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 We need your help! Join us for a tour of the Horticulture Center, meet some current volunteers, and see for yourself the wonderful things they make possible. Our volunteers make a difference for students, our community, and nature by helping us with the following: planting, harvesting, weeding, mulching, painting, giving tours, event planning and staffing, arts and crafts, helping with Make and Takes, and more. You need…

June 2019

ISU Horticulture Center – Children’s Garden Party

Date:
Saturday, June 22nd 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Do you have what it takes to be a Plant Explorer? WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GREAT EXPLORERS AS YOU HUNT AND JOURNEY THROUGH OUR GARDENS. Drawing Plant Pressing Obstacle Course Food and More… Exhibitors: Normal Public Library, Master Gardeners, Herb Garden Volunteers, Jim Spachman State Farm Agency

September 2019

Horticulture Center Autumnal Festival

Date:
Saturday, September 14th 2019
Time:
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Autumnal Festival 2019 Saturday, September 14 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Illinois State University Horticulture Center’s Annual Fundraiser! For sale: Pumpkins, squash, and gourds Hot dogs (for both meat-eaters and vegetarians), chips, soda, slushies Baked goods Recipes Activities: Make your own S'mores Hay Rack Ride Corn Palace Silent Auction (including birdhouses, fall-themed wreaths, artfully arranged flower pots, and more!) Gator Rides Through the Prairie Crafts: from 10-noon Games Sunflower Maze Rotten Fruit Throwing Plant Explorer Obstacle Course Gourd Hunt Gourd…