The UVM Horticulture Research and Education
Center (HREC), also known as the “Hort Farm,” is the
primary field laboratory site for applied teaching, research, and
outreach activities on agronomic and horticultural crops. Education and
research are conducted by CALS and Extension faculty and staff.
Purchased in 1952, the 97-acre Hort Farm is the home of Catamount
Educational Farm (a fruit and vegetable production farm), as well as
being used for agricultural research and instruction of UVM classes.
The farm is also used by professional plant organizations and gardening
groups. For over 50 years, University horticulturists have been testing
new and unusual plants for their adaptation to the Vermont environment,
especially to our cold winters. In addition, the HREC hosts collections
of ornamental plants of significance to the green industry, including
legacy plantings of crabapples, rhododendrons and azaleas, flowering
shrubs, shade trees, lilacs, and ferns.
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