Bachelor's programme

Faculty of Agriculture/Environment/Chemistry

Bachelor: Horticulture

Qualification objectives

IIn the Bachelor's programme you will acquire skills and knowledge that are particularly relevant in horticultural practice:

  • Specialist knowledge of the basics of plant cultivation: botany, plant nutrition, plant protection, plant breeding, greenhouse and outdoor technology in horticulture
  • Management and development of production processes in fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant cultivation as well as in tree nurseries
  • Procedures and methods in garden and landscape construction: open space design, construction management, cost and contract management
  • Sector-specific knowledge of business administration, trade and marketing
  • Application of methods of mathematics, statistics, physics and chemistry for horticultural challenges
  • Competences for the application of scientific methods in professional practice
  • Critical mindset and independent action
The picture consists of 3 photos side by side, left picture: a young man picking tomatoes in a greenhouse, middle picture: detail of the park of the castle Pillnitz, in the foreground a flowerbed with purple flowering perennials, behind it a meadow, on top of it a stone pedestal with a stone amphora in the middle, the meadow is bordered by a row of trees on the left and right side, right picture: a group of about 10 students is standing in a greenhouse, in the foreground are 2 rows of poinsettias planted in pots.
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


Offer for subsequent Master's programme

The successful graduation with the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) qualifies to take up a Master's degree in horticulture or related fields at a university in Germany or abroad – e.g. also at our faculty in Pillnitz:

  • Admission directly after Bachelor's degree or after individual practical phase
  • Horticultural production methods: own focus, enhanced knowledge, analysis and evaluation
  • Development of management skills
  • both practical and scientific orientation

Further Information on Master: Horticultural Production

Professional field of horticulture (movie in German)

Data Policy

When you play our Vimeo videos, information about your use of Vimeo is transferred to the operator in the USA and may be stored.

Film zum Berufsfeld Gartenbau