The College of Natural Resources manages greenhouse, growth chamber, lath house, and field space for plant science research at University of California, Berkeley. Our experienced staff provides horticultural consultation, supplies, plant monitoring and watering, and pest control. Resources include mist propagation beds and rooms, work space, supplemental lighting, and temperature and lighting controls.
The GPB (North) greenhouse opened in 1993 and offers 10,000 sq. ft. of climate controlled greenhouse space, and shared head house and laboratory work space.
The Oxford RES (South) greenhouse was finished in 1964 and has 23,100 sq. ft. of greenhouses, four lath houses, four shared head houses, assigned laboratory, office and storage space, and six growth chambers.
The Insectary greenhouse opened in 2002 and contains 4400 sq. ft. of greenhouse and 2200 sq. ft. of lath house space in support of insect biology research.
Oxford Tract and the Berkeley Housing Master Plan Task Force Report
In response to a growing need for student housing on the UC Berkeley campus, the UC Berkeley Housing Master Plan Task Force released a report on January 27, 2017 outlining potential sites for the development of new student housing, which included the Oxford Tract Research Facility as one potential site. A CNR committee had previously provided the task force with a report on the impacts of a possible re-purposing of the facility.