The Glasshouse Complex is located as part of the Zoology building and is administered jointly by the School of Botany (Faculty of Science) and the Department of Crop Production (Institute of Land and Food Resources). The purpose of the Glasshouse Complex is to provide a plant research facility catering for the environmental, scientific and legal requirements in the growing of a wide range of plants for various purposes.
The facilities are available for use by other departments and Faculties, to enquire about using the Glasshouse Complex please email the Glasshouse Complex Manager - Steve Elefteriadis
There are 9 separate glasshouses located on the first floor of the complex these can be accessed by internal and external stair wells and an elevator. Two glasshouses are classed PC1 and serve for plant pathology experiments.
See Map 1
Three growthrooms are available these have both lighting and temperature control. A further 3 growth cabinets are available with temperature, lighting and relative humidity control. Want to see a Growth cabinet?
Data logging facilities are also available.
See Map 2
An external pot standing area is available for the growing on of potted plants.
A small area on the edge of the systems garden is available for in ground growing of plants.
This area is small and space is limited.
This is a work area for the preparation of potted plants. Soil mixing and sterilization facilitates are available this is also the pot, soil, sand and soil additives storage area.
Plant and Soil facilities:
The soil grinding room is equipped with grinding and sieving apparatus for soil, plant and grain samples. An ovens room is equipped with four ovens for drying soil and plant specimens. Coolrooms are available for the storage of soil and plant samples.