The greenhouse operations on and around the Cornell Campus are with 177,000 sq ft the largest non-commercial greenhouse facility in the state. The 164 compartments are primarily used as teaching and research facilities, housing 200 to 300 research projects at any given time. Plant services for all of these projects are provided by the dedicated greenhouse staff, which is responsible for the set-up, daily care and maintenance. The facilities also house a valuable agro-forestry collection of important tropical plants, including banana and ficus.
The greenhouse team is committed to sustainable practices and is continually searching for and implementing new ways to reduce energy use, waste and carbon while adhering to the highest quality standards.