The heart of the Horticulture program is the opportunity to learn first-hand all aspects of growing and nurturing plants. Gateway’s Kenosha Campus is home to the most up-to-date horticultural equipment in the newly constructed Pike Creek Horticulture Center. The facility features a 3,000 square-foot greenhouse, state-of-the-art labs, classroom space and public retail space.
The learning gardens, urban farm and orchard, also on the Kenosha Campus, provide a rich living lab in which students have the opportunity to test new plant introductions, learn to give quality care and learn to identify all types of flowers, vegetables, fruits, trees and shrubs.
The urban farm gives students, who are interested in local foods and urban farming businesses, the opportunity to practice all aspects of intensive vegetable and fruit growing. In addition, the floral lab provides the opportunity to learn floral design and event planning.