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Feb 29 Birth of the Department of Horticulture

SI Recognizes Office of Horticulture as Official Museum Program

 

SI Recognizes Office of Horticulture as Official Museum Program

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Year: 
1976
Month: 
february
Day: 
29
Date: 
Sun, 1976-02-29

The Horticultural Services Division of the Office of Plant Services reorganizes and is transferred to the Office of Museum Programs as the Office of Horticulture. Although the discipline of horticulture was added to the Smithsonian Institution in 1972, it was first recognized as an official museum program in 1976 rather than as a maintenance program.  Today the program is known as Smithsonian Gardens.