Back To Top

About Us

“Mission” of the IGZ


Research at the IGZ contributes to

  • the success of horticulture in Germany and other countries
  • understanding fundamentals of horticultural and plant science
  • sustainability in production and use of plants
  • healthy nutrition and well-being of the Population

The IGZ aims to be a link between progress in the natural sciences and the reality of horticultural producers and consumers. We aim to support our staff in their professional development.


Our work is rated by

  • acceptance and appreciation by practical horticulture and by the society
  • publications in high-value scientific journals
  • acquisition of competitive grants


Reception by the Scientific Director

Horticultural products should be of high quality, produced under environmentally friendly conditions and affordable for the consumer. Vegetable plants are the basis of much valuable food.

Who we are

IGZ in numbers


Programme Areas




Research groups

23.7 Mio €

Construction budget




Publications per year




The Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops is the sum of a variety of projects investigating horticulture performed by scientists from different origins, combining and exchanging their knowledge.