The Horticulture Center will become a university focal point for interdisciplinary research and study as well as a demonstration site allowing for community observation.
- Exploration of horticulture and the overlap between medicine, psychology and horticulture, known as horticultural therapy, will allow for study of the ways people perceive and are affected by their environment.
- Experience Art/Music in the Garden, which will provide opportunities to combine contemporary sculpture and music by Illinois State students with the backdrop of the horticultural display gardens.
- Provide a facility to conduct pertinent research for the Illinois landscape and nursery industry.
- Provide undergraduates the opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of Illinois State research faculty.