College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Research Plant Growth Facility

Located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, the Research Plant Growth Facility is one of the most sophisticated institutional greenhouses in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The building includes four separate greenhouse ranges that extend off the head house with a total area of 39,729 gross square feet and includes an additional 4,000 square feet of support space that includes research labs, growth chambers and a conference room. Automated environmental controls including heating, cooling, high-intensity discharge (HID) and photoperiod lighting, shade/thermal barriers, and watering and fertilizing are just some of the capabilities of this facility.

The Research Plant Growth Facility is a key component to world-renowned research on plant breeding and genetics, phytoremediation, plant propagation, and weed and insect pest control. The Departments of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science and Technology, and the Institute of Applied Agriculture are the most visible users from the College of Agriculture. Other resident University of Maryland researchers include researchers from the Departments of Biology, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, and Entomology from the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences.

Research Plant Growth Facility Space Request Forms Website

  • If you are unable to logon to our online Greenhouse forms website and you need to obtain permisission to logon, or if you need a hard copy of either a Research Plant Growth Facility Space Request Form or a Growth Chamber Space Request Form, please contact Sydney Wallace, Greenhouse Manager.

Sydney Wallace
Greenhouse Manager


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