Teaching Greenhouses

The Department of Horticulture maintains approximately 10,000 square feet of greenhouse space dedicated for teaching purposes. The space includes a 32′ x 32′ head house, a 72′ x 32′ greenhouse for teaching and for Horticulture Club plant sales, a 32′ x 36′ propagation house, a 30′ x 60′ space for the HORT 150 class, a 30′ x 60′ ft space for additional Horticulture Club plants and other courses, and a 32′ x 36′ house plant conservatory.

Teaching Supported by the Greenhouse

Plants grown by students of the HORT 150 course.

HORT 150 – The Art and Science of Growing Plants

The teaching greenhouse provides 1,800 square feet of space for the The HORT 150 course, which teaches students to plant, grow, make observations, and manage data related to a variety of flowering annuals and perennials.
Exterior view of the Horticulture Teaching Greenhouses

HORT 202 – Crop Growth and Development

Space is dedicated to support the semester-long student research projects . Students design and test hypotheses in horticultural plants related to their grown and development.
Young woman working in beautiful colorful flower garden greenhouse

HORT 351 – Plant Propagation

This course utilizes the mist beds for  propagation labs with house plants from the  conservatory, and for propagation of evergreen cuttings and deciduous cuttings .
Horticulture graduate student in greenhouse.

The Horticulture Club and HORT 358 – Greenhouse Management & Crop Production

Both HORT 358 and students in the Horticulture Club are trained in identification of greenhouse crops; production practices for spring greenhouse crops; exploration of the environmental factors involved in manipulating growth and development of greenhouse crops; application of decision-making practices in the greenhouse; and selling of quality plants. All crops start to finish are evaluated by students.

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