Our state-of-the-art laboratories include a tissue culture lab, computer-controlled greenhouses, plant materials nursery, and a fruit orchard.

In addition, the proximity of the University to the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area provides unique opportunities to enhance traditional classroom instruction with field trips and guest professionals in the classroom.

UW-River Falls Greenhouse

  • Our Greenhouse provides opportunities for hands-on, laboratory experience for horticulture students and independent undergraduate research.

  • The plant tissue culture and other laboratories provide valuable opportunities for hands-on experience in the classroom and for independent undergraduate research.

  • The horticulture plots serve as an outdoor classroom and include: a teaching orchard, herbaceous perennial collection, landscape rose trial, and nursery for young woody plants before being moved into the campus landscape.

  • The fruit research plots serve to support the regional and national fruit industry through the development of improved cultivars (especially strawberries and stone fruits) and effective cultural management techniques.

  • UWRF horticulture students have access to computer aided design.

  • The campus landscape serves as an outdoor classroom for  plant identification, understanding cultural management, and landscape design.