HLA Plant

Welcome to the 
Purdue University Horticulture Plant Growth Facility, serving the departments of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture. First opened in March 1998, this world-class facility includes 25 greenhouse rooms totaling 34,800 sq. ft., 2 air-conditioned growth rooms, 17 growth chambers, 5 walk-in coolers, a tissue culture laboratory, three teaching laboratories and 4,500 sq.ft. of headhouse space for offices, work space and storage. Whether you're a staff member ready to start using the facility, a greenhouse manager interested in our facility or protocols, or just interested in seeing what grows in a research and teaching greenhouse, choose from our links to start your tour.​

Feedback From Our Alumni


“As a graduate student focusing on greenhouse crop research, I was constantly working with Rob and his greenhouse facilities. You could not ask for a more dedicated and talented staff or a higher-quality greenhouse. There was not a single challenge that we couldn’t overcome, and I know that the quality of my research was directly related to that fact."

Chris Currey - Assistant Professor, Iowa State University


"The greenhouse facility in the Horticulture Department was a very important component of my Masters research. Rob, Dan and the employees were always willing to give me a hand and making sure I can take advantage of the high tech resources for my experiments. I loved it that any change in the environment (for my greenhouse) can be done from Rob’s cellphone."

Ariana Torres - PhD Candidate in Agricultural Economics


“The Purdue horticulture greenhouse facilities are outstanding and allowed me to meet all my research needs. Having a multitude of greenhouses, growth chambers, and growth rooms plus tissue culture and potting facilities in one location allows for a wide range of experimentation without subjecting plants to outside stresses. The excellent greenhouse staff worked with me to develop and implement growing protocols that ensured healthy plants and to gather high-quality environmental data.”

Gioia Massa - Project Scientist, NASA