The Horticultural Research Institute, the AmericanHort Foundation, proudly supports scientific research and students for the advancement of the horticultural industry. HRI was established by industry leaders on the premise that no one could better direct needed research to advance horticulture than the very people who work in it, day in and day out.
We stick to that same vision today: we fund and guide horticultural research efforts with the direct input from industry professionals just like you.
Horticultural Research Institute is the horticulture community's research and development organization. Think of it as the strong foundation upon which to build your business.
HRI's work strengthens and improves the horticulture community for the benefit of all industry segments and our professional collaborators—
- nursery and greenhouse growers
- retail garden centers
- landscape companies, exterior and interior
- all who have an interest in the success of plants and managed landscapes, such as landscape architects, arborists, urban foresters
To direct, fund, promote and communicate horticultural research, which increases the quality and value of plants, improves the productivity and profitability of the horticulture industry, and protects and enhances the environment.
To be the premier horticultural research and development institution for the green industry.
Our Core Purpose
Focus on Survival Issues
To focus on industry survival issues such as pest management, environmental stewardship and sustainability, marketing, and mechanization/automation to reduce industry vulnerability to labor challenges and to improve production efficiency.
Encourage Technology Access
To educate and enhance the industry by effectively communicating the results and facilitating the technology transfer of horticultural research.
To act as a clearinghouse for industry research and statistics.
Build for the Future
To continue to develop Horticultural Research Institution's endowment fund.