Plant growth facilities and nursery

Controlled environment studies are an essential tool to assess the responses of plants to environmental stresses or changes in our climate. Across Creswick and Burnley campuses we have a range of glasshouse facilities for controlled environment studies.


  • PC2 glasshouse for pathogen work or genetically manipulated organisms. This glasshouse has three individual chambers where temperature, humidity and CO2 concentration can be controlled
  • Temperature controlled one chamber nursery glasshouse
  • Growth cabinets and various incubator cabinets


  • Three one chamber nursery glasshouses, limited temperature control
  • Four shadehouses
  • Nursery complex with commercial nursery equipment
  • Open area for irrigated outdoor experiments