Cal Poly Plant Conservatory
Construction of the new Plant Conservatory is scheduled to begin Fall 2019 and estimated to be complete by Spring 2020. The new conservatory will feature a tropical house, desert house, cool tropical house, a propagation greenhouse and research greenhouses. Additionally there will be 1,000 SF of outdoor lath area. The conservatory is fundamental to Learn-by-Doing teaching and cross-disciplinary research housing large collections of rare living plant specimens utilized by students across campus.
The Plant Conservatory will also feature a living wall facility located on the outward face of the new facility, while the interior will house experimental living wall units for student research donated by Habitat Horticulture.
This project is made possible by the generous contributions of Cal Poly donors.