The St. Paul campus is home to more than 75,000 square feet of greenhouse space, 18 growth chambers, 25 walk-in coolers, and a variety of classrooms and labs equipped with the latest technology. Students in the APS program have access to classrooms, labs, research areas, and the Plant Growth Facility. In addition to utilizing our on-campus facilities, graduate students conduct their research at facilities throughout the state.

On-Campus Facilities

Plant Growth Facility and Greenhouses - The Plant Growth Facility is a hub for the college’s research and classroom activities. The facilities include two acres of greenhouse space as well as classrooms and growth chambers. 

The Learning Garden for Horticultural Science - The Learning Garden for Horticultural Science is a collaborative space for teaching and outreach.

Turfgrass Research Outreach Education Center (TROE) - The Turfgrass Research, Outreach, and Education Center consists of approximately 10 acres of turfgrass research. The site includes both a USGA specification research green and a native soil research green.

Research Laboratories - Research laboratories on the Saint Paul campus are home to home to state-of-the-art plant growth facilities that allow carefully controlled studies of plant development and responses to the environment. Also present is a plant metabolomics group with advanced chromatographic and mass spectrometry instrumentation, continuing a departmental tradition that dates back to the beginnings of the applications of high-performance liquid chromatography to biological problems.

Off-Campus Facilities

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - The Arboretum is home to one thousand-plus total acres, 32 display and specialty gardens, 48 plant collections, and more than 5,000 plant species.

Horticultural Research Center (HRC) - The HRC has approximately 230 acres of land focused on the breeding, genetics, conservation, and management of fruit crops and woody landscape plants. It also contains office space, lab space, and a research winery that supports a grape breeding program.

Research and Outreach Centers - Research is also conducted through six Research and Outreach Centers managed by the college, which are located in different areas of Minnesota.