University of Idaho campus, Moscow, at the corner of 6th Street and Stadium Drive
The greenhouse complex covers 20,000 square feet, including 18 compartments comprising
- 13,000 square feet of greenhouse space
- A dozen reach-in or walk-in growth chambers comprising a total of 500 square feet
- Large head house with space for classes, work, and storage
- Conservatory (room 201) with over 350 species representing 55 families of plants
Greenhouse compartments and growth chambers are programmed and operated using the fully automated Argus environmental control system. Some compartments are equipped with automated misting and irrigation benches. All are equipped with lighting such as fluorescent, incandescent, high-pressure sodium, and metal halide.
The greenhouse has its own weather station that records temperatures, humidity, wind speed and direction, and photosynthetically useful sunlight. An advanced recordkeeping system permits access to historical environmental data and a comprehensive alarm system ensures a reliable growth environment in all chambers.
Anyone wishing to use space at the greenhouse must first complete a space request document and then participate in a greenhouse orientation given by a member of the greenhouse staff.
Learn more about the 1996 renovation of the greenhouse.