The department of Horticulture was founded on 1. 9. 2008 by dividing the existing Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture into two new departments. The department provides education of horticultural subjects for a three-year professional Bachelor's degree in Horticulture. Members of the department are involved in lectures of selected courses in Garden and Landscape Regulations. Furthermore, the department provides teaching of some subjects in the branches of Crop Production, Grassland Management, Organic Farming, and subjects in theoretical Bachelor degree study programmes - Agriculture, Horticulture and Rural Development - Branches Production and Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant Medicine, and in the full-time Masters‘ study programmes - Production Horticulture and Organic Agriculture.
Research of the department is oriented toward the shaping and cutting of fruit plants, regulation of tree growth and fruitage, and evaluation of world collection of plum trees. Research in the field of vegetable production is focused on optimising cultivation techniques in terms of reducing the negative effects of biotic and abiotic stressors on growing vegetables. Recently, dynamic research that centres on the cultivation of edible and medicinal mushrooms grown on unconventional substrates with alternative treatments is being developed.
In the areas of education and research, the Department of Horticulture cooperates with many research institutes and universities, such as the Mendel University in Brno, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Crop Research Institute in Prague, Research and Breeding Institute of Pomology Holovousy, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prague, Food Research Institute Prague, The Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening in Průhonice, Cooperative Farm Dolany, ZD Dolany, with unions of vegetable and fruit production of the Czech Republic, and with firms such as MORAVOSEED Mikulov, HANKA Mochov, BRAMKO Semice, Montano Valtra ARBOEKO Obříství.