About Us

Walnut Street Greenhouse (WSGH), 525 N. Walnut Street, is a research complex of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) consisting of a greenhouse facility complete with three growth chambers and two walk-in coolers, along with additional outdoor coldframe space. The greenhouse has 72 individual houses of varying size, providing 14,600 square feet of bench space under glass, of which 9000 square feet is air conditioned space. The 53 coldframes furnish an additional 3,800 square feet of space dedicated to plant research.

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Soils (King Hall) Greenhouse complex, 1525 Observatory Drive, is a research complex of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and consists of four gutter connected “A frame” greenhouses and a small headhouse. The greenhouses have 2,000 square feet under glass, of which about 1200 square feet is bench space. All four greenhouses are air conditioned.  From January to March, the first of these greenhouses is used as instructional space for the Soils 326 course.

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West Madison Greenhouses are located at 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, Wisconsin. The complex consists of two greenhouses that are each 40 by 100 feet and have a combined bench space of 4700 square feet. These greenhouses have strong evaporative cooling, powerful heating, computerized temperature control and modern metal-mesh benches.  A watering and fertilizing service is available from Monday to Friday for no charge.  These greenhouses do not have internal divisions – the greenhouse interior is of the open span type.  Distance to this facility is about 7 miles from the UW campus.

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We also have an outdoor research field at Eagle Heights.  This field is about 2.5 acres in size.  Irrigation and other basic services are provided during the growing season.

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For instructional greenhouse space, see Johanna Oosterwyk at the DC Smith Greenhouse http://dcsmithgreenhouse.cals.wisc.edu/