Horticulture Department Greenhouses

The Horticulture Department at Virginia Tech currently has access to about 23,000 sq. ft of greenhouse space. 12,000 square feet of glasshouses are dedicated to research, and 11,000 square feet are reserved for education and outreach. These glass houses have been in service for about 50 years and were partially renovated in 1990. The quonset hut style greenhouses were remodeled in 2009 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 Horticulture Department for research, teaching and outreach. Details on how to submit a request for greenhouse space are available in the User Guidelines.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Horticulture Greenhouses is to support the educational and research needs of the Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture. Our facilities seek to meet educational needs by supplying live plant material for Horticulture 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


Sedum clavatum

Phalaenopsis orchid detail


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