The idea of establishing a horticultural museum was born at the end of the 20th century.

To be exact, the statutory general meeting was held on April 24th, 1996. The initiator was Richard Jørgensen, at that time grower and owner of a greenhouse in Aarhus. There was a large interest both within the horticultural industry and at JU Aarhus, and it was natural for the museum to be located on the premises of JU Aarhus.

On August 29th, 1998, the museum was inaugurated with a lot of guests from both the horticultural industry and JU Aarhus

JU Aarhus is the main sponsor of the museum, as they provide buildings, technical installations, outdoor facilities etc.