Welcome to the UVM Greenhouses

Housed within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UVM's greenhouse facilities support the research, teaching and outreach needs of many departments throughout the college and university. The university maintains three separate facilities located on or within five miles of main campus.

Take a tour of our main campus complex and learn more about our work below.

Day before Mother's Day Sale!

On Saturday, May 8th the greenhouse will be open for walk-in sales from 10 am - 4 pm. It is the only weekend of the year we open up the greenhouse for plant sales, and it's just in time for all your spring plant needs!! Vegetables and herbs and annual flowers.. oh my!

See our Spring Plant catalog.

*Please note this event is only open to UVM and UVMMC students, staff, and faculty.*

Visitor Information

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS, UNIVERISTY FACILITIES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Starting on Friday, April 23rd and continuing through till the end of May we will be open to UVM and UVMMC students, staff, and faculty for walk-in sales. Pre-orders and curbside pickup will not be available this year.

View our spring plant catalog.

In-person shopping hours:
Monday - Thursday; 12 - 4 pm
Fridays; 12 - 5 pm

Unfortunately, we are only open to UVM and UVMMC students, staff, and faculty at this time, and due to UVM Campus COVID restrictions we are unable to sell to those outside of UVM. We understand this impacts a significant amount of our dedicated customers, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. If you have connections within UVM, we strongly encourage you to reach out to them if you would still like to gain access to our plant sales.

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Research

Collectively, the greenhouse facilities provide over 12,000 square feet of controlled environment space for plant-related research. The campus complex currently houses research exploring insect ecology, biological invasions, plant systematics, and forest responses to climate change led by faculty in the Departments of Plant and Soil Science and Plant Biology. Learn more.

Education

The main campus greenhouse conservatory houses a living plant collection consisting of 400 individual taxa, comprising a broad-range of specimens hailing from subtropical and temperate regions around the globe. Our diverse range of plants provide a unique teaching tool and are enjoyed by many UVM courses from arts, to plant sciences. 

Outreach

The main campus greenhouse hosts several plant sales throughout the year that are open to both the UVM campus community and the public. With the help of student interns and workers, plants are also cultivated for ongoing sales at UVM's Cat Pause store in the Davis Center. Explore our offerings and pick up your UVM-grown plant today.