Horticulture at the University of Kentucky

How We Impact the Commonwealth and Beyond

Our mission is to discover new knowledge, develop and evaluate new technologies and appropriate use of environmental resources for horticultural crop production and utilization, and deliver information to horticultural clientele for improving the quality of life in Kentucky, the United States, and the world.


Our faculty teach across various programs to ensure our graduates become well-rounded and competitive professionals in their chosen field.

Our Programs


We conduct groundbreaking research, unlocking new discoveries that impact the Commonwealth and beyond.

Our Research

Grower Resources

Our team of Extension professionals lead the way in educating the Commonwealth and beyond in horticultural sciences.

Our Resources

Additional Resources

For questions about home gardening, landscaping or commercial horticulture production, please contact your county extension agent. Use the Extension county map to access your local agent's contact information.

For general undergraduate student information, contact Dr. Rick Durham at (859) 257-3249, or rdurham@uky.edu.

For undergraduate student information regarding the Sustainable Agriculture program, contact Dr. Krista Jacobsen at (859) 257-3921, or krista.jacobsen@uky.edu.

For graduate student information, contact Dr. Mark Williams at (859) 257-1758, or mark.williams@uky.edu.

Contact Us

UK Department of Horticulture

N-318 Ag Science Center
Lexington, KY 40546-0091


Phone: 859-257-1601