Plant growth facilities

The University glasshouse facilities and growth rooms provide different environments to grow plants for research, teaching and archiving.

The Parkville, Burnley, Creswick and Dookie campuses are home to a number of glasshouses and growth rooms. These offer adjustable lighting, humidity and temperature combinations. Both ground plots and hardstand growing areas are available.

The Herbarium is an archival plant collection. The Herbarium exchanges specimens and information with other institutions across the world. Based at Parkville, it was established in 1926. The collection now totals 100 000 specimens and growing.

Visit the facility


We can provide:

  • Glass houses
  • Growth rooms
  • Herbarium

Other platforms

The platform can be used in conjunction with the:

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Research Infrastructure Team

Book online using iLab

You can book this resource or platform using the iLab booking system. You will need to create an account before logging in. Access user guides and videos to help you set up an account and navigate the iLab system:

iLab booking system

If you're familiar with iLab and already have a login, visit the Plant Growth Facilities iLab Core.

More information on this platform can be found on the Research Gateway, which is available to all University of Melbourne academic and honorary staff, graduate researchers and professional staff. To access the Research Gateway, login with your University of Melbourne username and password.

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