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 Quick Facts

 
  • Purdue's Horticulture Greenhouse was built in 1998 for a cost of $7.2 million
  • The funding was part of the $32 million spending package for the Food Science complex, constructed just west of the Horticulture Building.
  • At least a decade of planning and committee meetings preceded the construction, with a committee formed in 1985 and the first detailed memorandum dated December 17, 1986 by then Department Head, Bruno Moser.
  • Considered one of the finest research greenhouses in the country. Other universities that have visited or borrowed blueprints: Rutgers, Illinois, Cornell, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, Indiana
  • 2.5 full time employees and 3-7 hourly students (most Hort majors)
  • S&E annual budget $50,000
  • Usage: 20% teaching/80% research
  • Classes: Fundamentals of Horticulture(HORT101), Plant Propagation (201), Plant Physiology (301), Residential Horticulture and Flower Arranging (360) and Ornamental Horticulture Production (423)
  • Areas of Specialization
  • Dozens of public tours annually
  • HORT SHOW each spring for over 80 years
  • High school and middle school age volunteers from Greater Lafayette Area Special Service recieve vocational training doing simple greenhouse tasks at our facility.​