School of Plant and Environmental Sciences Greenhouses

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Echiveria sp.

Echiveria sp.

Echiveria sp.

Echiveria sp.

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

Haworthia attenuata- Zebra cactus

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Sedum clavatum

Phalaenopsis orchid detail

Geranium

phalaenopsis orchid

Potato flowers

Cape Primrose

Coleus blooms

Orchid flower

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

Drosera tracyi

Echiveria sp.

Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’

Agave victoriae-reginae- Queen Victoria Agave

Aloe barbadensis- Aloe

Echinocactus grusonii- Golden barrel cactus

Agave 'Blue Glow'

Platycerium bifurcatum- Staghorn fern