Society for Promotion of Horticulture (SPH) was started on 20th Sept 2005 at Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore with 16 patrons and 146 founder life members and it was registered on 21.01.2006 under Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960.
Society for promotion of Horticulture is publishing a peer reviewed scientific journal namely "Journal of Horticultural Sciences"(JHS) biannually since June 2006. So far it has brought out 21 issues. The journal publishes focus articles, research papers and short communications of both basic and applied aspect of original research in all branches of horticulture and other cognate disciplines. Its goals are to apprise the scientists and all those who are interested in horticulture about recent scientific advancement and extension findings.