George A. Spader Horticulture Center

An overhead view of the greenhouses and facilities at the George A. Spader Horticulture Center
Facility Type
Academics

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

Programs

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.
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.