The plants are predominantly photosynthetic eukaryotic from the Plantae kingdom. Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often cultivated for their flowers, foliage, or general appearance; useful plants, such as tubers, leafy vegetables, fruits and herbs, are grown for consumption, as colorants, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Horticulture, the branch of vegetable agriculture that deals with garden crops, usually fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants.
The word is derived from the Latin hortus, “garden and colere “, for cultivating. As a general term, it covers all forms of garden management, but in ordinary use it refers to intensive commercial production. In terms of scale, horticulture falls between domestic gardening and field agriculture, although all forms of cultivation naturally have close links. The garden is often the only place where someone without special training can exercise creative impulses as a designer, artist, technician and scientific observer.