This manual provides an introduction into the principles and practices of Ornamental Horticulture. It is intended to be a guide. Upon reading, you will have a good working knowledge of these principles and practices. Please refer to it frequently.

Well-maintained grounds rely largely on attention to detail. Turf grass, trees, shrubs and flowers create a lasting impression on those who visit our parks and provide valuable spaces for learning.

By covering the topics of turf grass, trees, shrubs and flowers you can be assured that understanding the purpose of plants and their care can be a rewarding experience for you.