Faculty of Agriculture/Environment/Chemistry

Horticulture ... I can study?!

Horticulture - multiplier for quality of life: fruit and vegetable growing - ornamental horticulture, tree nursery - landscape design - consulting and trade - new technologies

Do you like working with plants? Want to deal with professional cultivation, the processing and marketing of plant products or the design of parks and gardens as an expert? Curious about a multifaceted study programme between natural sciences, economics and society?

Then study horticulture!

In many of our spheres of life, horticulture plays an essential role –  from vegetarian nutrition to the design and maintenance of our parks and gardens.
Alone the multifaceted themes in the natural sciences, technology, economy and the divisions of horticulture promise a varied study programme. You will gain skills to get to grips with interesting challenges:

  • The production of high-quality foodstuffs in the face of the increasing living requirements
  • The development of innovative, sustainable production processes for the efficient and resource-conserving use of land
  • Use of plants for urban design and improvement of the microclimate
  • Use of modern processes in vegetation technology
[Translate to English:] Kamelien, Innenhof Schlosspark Pillnitz, Apfelbäume
HTW Dresden, Fakultät LUC

This branch of horticulture concerns the propagation, cultivation, processing and marketing of high-quality plant products as foodstuffs or for use in landscape design.
The courses deal with the following basic themes:

  • Soil science and plant nutrition
  • Phytomedicine
  • Ecology and environmental protection
  • Economics and business management
  • Greenhouse and outdoor technology in horticulture

Specialist courses are offered for the individual divisions:

  • Vegetable cultivation and greenhouse management
  • Fruit cultivation and viticulture
  • Ornamental horticulture
  • Tree nursery
  • Medicinal and culinary plants
[Translate to English:] Student bei Kulturarbeiten an Gurken im Gewächshaus
Max Meltzer

In this branch, horticultural design skills are desirable, which can be applied in the various departments:

  • Garden, landscape and sports ground construction
  • Cemetery horticulture
  • Planning and design of gardens, parks and landscapes

The following courses are specially aligned with these:

  • Surveying / CAD
  • Spatial design
  • Green space management
  • Cemetery horticulture
  • Urban garden and landscape construction
  • Contracts and costing in garden and landscape construction
[Translate to English:] Weganlage in einem Park
Volker Birth