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Biosystems Research Complex

The Clemson University Greenhouse Complex

greenhouses on clemson campus

The Clemson University Greenhouse Complex is a support facility for basic and applied plant research housed in the Biosystems Research Complex. The Greenhouse Complex is intended to provide varied levels of controlled environment for plant growth.  The greenhouses include state-of-the-art research and growing areas. Two sections have been designated for teaching; the other sections are available for research.

  • 40,000 gross square feet under glass aligned along 2 enclosed corridors
  • 32 research sections each with individual environmental controls
  • Automated environmental controls for cooling, heat, humidity, shade and lighting
  • Archived environmental data for each area and outside ambient conditions
  • Mist propagation with bottom heat
  • Photoperiod control (light exclusion)
  • Overhead sheltered outside growing areas

The facility contains over 40,000 square feet of greenhouse space and an approximately 16,000 square-foot headhouse. The greenhouse facility is comprised of two ranges of greenhouses each aligned along a central corridor. Together the ranges contain:

  • 24 greenhouse 4 bench zones measuring 36’ x 36'
  • 8 greenhouse single bench zones measuring 12' x 36’
  • 4 greenhouse 3-bench zones measuring 24' x 36'
  • 2 covered growing areas

The headhouse contains all of the support facilities for the greenhouse including:

  • Preparation area
  • Demonstration room
  • 4 Temperature-controlled storage rooms
  • General laboratory
  • Level 3 containment laboratory
  • 7 growth rooms
  • Shop
  • Pesticide and fertilizer storage and mixing areas
  • Autoclaves
  • Emergency utility equipment


The Clemson University Greenhouse Complex is located on New Cherry Street and is part of the Biosystems Research Complex located just east of Newman Hall and the Poole Agricultural Sciences Building.

Hours of Operation

The normal working hours for the Greenhouse Complex are 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.

Biosystems Research Complex
Biosystems Research Complex | 105 Collings Street Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634-0310