George A. Spader Horticulture Center

An overhead view of the greenhouses and facilities at the George A. Spader Horticulture Center
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The George A. Spader Horticulture Center offers state-of-the-art amenities available to students, including:

  • 11,368-square-foot greenhouse featuring a high-efficiency computer-controlled climate, automatic heat/shade control, ebb and flood benches, tropical display and hydroponic production areas
  • Outdoor container plant nursery
  • Campus arboretum
  • Botany and tissue culture labs
  • Soils and horticulture production lab
  • Landscape architecture design studios
  • Greenhouse equipped with three walk-in coolers and a display cooler
  • Demonstration hops yard
  • 50-seat lecture hall equipped for laptop use and state-of-the-art classroom instruction aids
  • Photo station
  • Storage house


Student helping at plant sale
Put that green thumb to work. As a student in our Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree program in horticulture business management, you’ll start with a hands-on education in horticulture and grow into an entrepreneur-based approach to owning or operating a horticulture-related business.
Harvesting onions
Cultivate your future. If you love growing and working with plants, whether in a greenhouse, a flower shop or on a farm, hands-on training in horticulture may just be what’s next for you.