Research Facilities Greenhouse

Wilbur V. Harlan Greenhouse

 

greenhouse

 

Located on the top floor of Science and Engineering Hall, the 1,225-square-foot greenhouse opened in 2017. The rooftop facility is home to plants that support research on insects, climate change, genetic diversity and other active projects. Visitors can take a walk through time at the green facility to understand how plants have evolved over millions of years, and students are invited to study on the terrace, visit during open hours or apply for positions caring for the plants.

Visit the Greenhouse
Science and Engineering Hall, Room 8546
800 22nd St NW
Washington, D.C. 20052
[email protected]
Visiting hours: Fridays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Contact the greenhouse manager with questions.

Volunteer at the Greenhouse
If you are interested in volunteering in the Harlan Greenhouse please contact the greenhouse manager. Applications are due two weeks after the start of the semester you're interested in volunteering for. (ex. Fall Semester application deadline - September 14) If you miss the application deadline, your application will be considered for the following semester.

Request Greenhouse Space

Prior to requesting research space in the Harlan Greenhouse, please read the Harlan Greenhouse Rules and Regulations (PDF).
 


Greenhouse by the Numbers

100 plant species

 

1125 Square feet of indoor and outdoor space

 

400 million years of plant evolution on display

 


Happening in the Harlan Greenhouse