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2024 HortPack competition team

Apr 11, 2024

HortPack Competes in the “Landscape Olympics”

Horticultural Science students compete in the 47th annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition and rub elbows with industry giants. 

Andrew Pfeifer

Apr 28, 2023

Andrew Pfeifer: Student Spotlight

Andrew Pfeifer will be graduating this semester with a bachelor’s degree in horticultural science and minors in entomology and biological science. 

2023 NC State HortPack team

Apr 24, 2023

HortPack Competes at the 2023 National Landscape Competition

For the first time in four years, the HortPack student competition team traveled to participate in the 2023 National Collegiate Landscape 

Andrew Quate

Aug 30, 2022

Andrew Quate: Engaging Horticulture Experiences

Nested in the southern Piedmont is the town of Julian, North Carolina, home to Horticultural Science junior, Andrew Quate. He shares some of his formative connections and experiences in the College of Agriculture and Life Science. 

Sydney Suits, landscape design undergraduate student

Mar 29, 2022

Sydney Suits: Designing a Career in Horticulture

Sydney Suits is scaling trees and designing a career spent outdoors. After an introductory course and a conversation with her then instructor, Lee Ivy, Suits discovered the world of horticulture. 

2022 HortPack team photo at National Collegiate Landscape Competition hosted at NC State.

Mar 28, 2022

HortPack Wins Third in National Landscape Competition

NC State’s HortPack won third place at the 2022 National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) held on campus last week. 

college student climbing a tree toward flag

Mar 9, 2022

Who is the HortPack?

The HortPack is a top ten national collegiate horticulture and landscaping team in NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Over spring break, NC State and the HortPack will host the 2022 National Collegiate Landscaping Competition. 

Rhett Pasour, 2020 Goodnight Scholar inductee and Horticultural Science undergraduate.

Jun 29, 2020

Pasour Pursues Passion for Plants at NC State

Graduating from Alamance High School, where he competed as a lacrosse player, Rhett Pasour is eager to begin studies in horticultural science with aspirations in ornamental plant breeding. As a recent inductee into the Goodnight Scholar program, Pasour shows an intrinsic interest to make the most this opportunity through studies, people, and experiences to become an agricultural leader and benefit others. 

North Carolina High School Landscape Competition

Feb 25, 2020

North Carolina High School Landscape Competition

First-ever North Carolina High School Landscape Competition! The inaugural event is Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State, 7 high schools, 4 community colleges, and a number of regional industry professionals will converge at JC Raulston Arboretum. 

Lee Ivy, Ag Institute advisor and HortPack coach

Feb 25, 2020

Ivy – Strengthening the HortPack through Competition

Lee Ivy is connecting North Carolina landscape professionals with students through high school and collegiate competitions. On Friday through Saturday, Feb. 27-28, NC State will host the inaugural North Carolina High School Landscape Competition (NCHSLC). In March, the HortPack team will compete again in the National Collegiate Landscape Competition.