The Chinese Society for Horticultural Science is an academic and public welfare social organization voluntarily formed by Chinese horticultural science and technology workers. It is the first-class society in charge of the China Association for Science and Technology and is also a member unit of the International Horticultural Society. The affiliated unit is the Vegetable and Flower Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. The purpose of the Chinese Horticultural Society is: Solidarity Organization Horticultural Science and Technology Workers, To promote the prosperity and development of horticultural science and technology, to improve the training of scientific and technological personnel, to carry out domestic and foreign horticultural academic exchanges, to organize scientific investigations, to popularize horticultural scientific and technological knowledge, to reflect the opinions, suggestions and requirements of horticultural scientific and technological workers, to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of horticultural scientific and technological workers, and to serve the vast number of horticultural scientific and technological workers. The business scope includes cultivation and breeding of fruit trees, vegetables, melons and ornamental horticultural plants, collection and preservation of germplasm resources, plant protection, research and application of biotechnology, postpartum treatment, garden planning and design, etc. The Chinese Horticultural Society has 4 professional committees, 33 branches, 9 working committees, 7 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 41 group member units and nearly 10,000 members in fruit trees, vegetables, melons and ornamental horticulture. Edited and published academic journals Journal of Horticulture, Horticultural Plant Journal and Chinese Wine. In 2012, with the approval of the State Award Office of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the "Huanai Horticultural Science and Technology Award" was established to reward research teams or individuals that have made outstanding contributions in the field of horticultural science and technology in China. The Society was founded in April 1929 and initiated by Wu Gengmin and others. Activities basically stopped during the Anti-Japanese War and resumed in Nanjing after the victory of the Anti-Japanese War. In August 1956, the inaugural meeting of the Chinese Horticultural Society was held in Beijing, and Zeng Xianpu was elected as the first chairman. It ceased its activities from 1966 to 1977. In July 1978, the Chinese Horticultural Society resumed its activities as a secondary society affiliated to the Chinese Agricultural Society. In March 1985, it was restored to a primary society with the approval of the State Economic Restructuring Commission. It was affiliated to the Vegetable and Flower Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and joined the China Association for Science and Technology in the same year. The meeting place of the society is located in Beijing. The previous directors are: Wang Gengsheng, Shen Juan, Xiang Chongyang, Zhu Dewei, Fang Zhiyuan and Du Yongchen. Currently, they are the 13th Council.