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The center was dedicated on November 1, 1960, as the Ornamental Horticulture Center and later was renamed in honor of Professor Ira S. Nelson. Professor Nelson was instrumental in the building and establishment of the horticulture facility utilized by students and faculty of the College of Agriculture, now the College of Applied Life Sciences Department of Renewable Resources.
 
 
Ira Nelson Horticulture Center    P.O. Drawer 43702 Lafayette, LA  70504
Location    2206 Johnston Street Lafayette, LA  70503
Phone: (337) 482-5339   Email: welsh@louisiana.edu