The School of Plant and Environmental Sciences currently has access to about 43,000 square feet of greenhouse space. Of that space 28,600 square feet of glasshouses are dedicated to research and 14,400 square feet are reserved for educational uses. These glass houses have been in service for about 50 years but were partially renovated in 1990. The Quonset hut style greenhouses were remodeled in 2009 with the help of a private donation and named the Jacob P. Lutz Teaching Greenhouses to honor the donors’ father. All of this space is available for use by members of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences for research and teaching. Details on how to submit a request for greenhouse space are available in the Resources section.
The Mission of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences Greenhouses is to support the educational and research needs of the Virginia Tech School of Plant and Environmental Sciences. Our facilities seek to meet educational needs by supplying live plant material for class labs as well as maintaining a diverse plant collection for extension, outreach and the general public to enjoy.
Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'
Haworthia attenuata- Zebra cactus
Phalaenopsis orchid detail
Clivia miniata- Kaffir Lily
Pleiospilos nelii- Split rock
Musa sp.- Banana
Abutilon pictum- Indian mallow
Laelia anceps- lithophytic orchid
Plumeria rubra- Frangipani
Bulbine frutescens 'Orange'- Orange Stalked Bulbine
Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’
Agave victoriae-reginae- Queen Victoria Agave
Aloe barbadensis- Aloe
Echinocactus grusonii- Golden barrel cactus
Agave 'Blue Glow'
Platycerium bifurcatum- Staghorn fern