Basically, horticulture is the art or science of cultivating gardens. In fact, man has had great relation with horticulture since ancient times. But in a systematic way it emerged on the scene very late. Since horticulture has proved an important component of agrarian economy at State level in India, separate departments of horticulture are created to look after the horticulture developments at field level. This encyclopaedia on horticulture encompasses all terms pertaining to horticulture and allied sciences. Terms are defined and explained authoritatively in simple langauge. A multidisciplinary and inter-disciplinary approach has been followed to compile this encyclopaedia giving priority to the interests of its readers and professional users. A veritable mine of information, this work will prove a dependable source book to students, teachers, agricultural scientists and others in the field.