Floriculture and Landscape Architecture

About Department

  • The Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture dates back to 1972, with the establishment of the Horticultural College and Research Institute at Coimbatore.
  • This Department is situated inside the Botanic Gardens of the University.
  • The Botanic Garden at Coimbatore was established in 1908 when the Agricultural College was formed. The total area of the garden (inclusive of the area under floriculture and medicinal crops raised for research purpose) is 47.5 acres.
  • The garden has a large collection of flora, both native and exotic, with wide ranging diversity, use and interest. About 800 species and varieties of different plants representing 70 natural orders (Families) are present in the garden.
  • Inside the Botanic Garden, the Field No.10 comprises of 10 acres which is exclusively allocated for flower crops research. It has an extensive collection of germplasm in various flower crops, Jasmine (65 collections), Chrysanthemum (61 collections), Nerium (30 collections), Tuberose (22 collections), Hibiscus (16 collections), Anthurium (15 collections), Turf grass (8 collections), etc.
  • The Department has a separate mother nursery area wherein multiplication of commercial flower and ornamental plants is being taken up.
  • In the nursery premises, protected structures namely, mist chambers, hardening chambers and shade net houses are present.
  • The Department is involved in teaching, research and extension activities in respect of commercial flowers, cut flowers, value addition, ornamentals and turf grasses.
  • The Department is offering courses on production, breeding and post harvest technologies in traditional and cut flower crops, ornamental gardening and landscaping for UG, PG and Ph.D. students of the University.
  • The Department is offering degree courses for farmers and entrepreneurs which include B.F.Tech, M.F.Tech and ODL Certificate courses on Floriculture and Landscaping through the Directorate of Open and Distance Learning of the University.
  • Germplasm collection, Crop improvement, Crop management, Post harvest technology and plant protection of flower crops are the mandatory areas of research of the Department.
  • The Department has a classroom-cum seminar hall for UG and PG students to conduct theory and practical classes, post harvest experiments and seminars.