Greenhouse, field, and lath house space are provided to UC Berkeley researchers on a recharge basis. User fees cover plant watering and monitoring (365 days/year), fertilizer, pots, soil, supplemental lighting, and pest control. Additional services such as custom irrigation systems, regularly scheduled planting, and basic plant maintenance are provided on an hourly recharge rate.

Use of greenhouse, growth chamber, and field space by non-UC Berkeley researchers requires approval by the Greenhouse Manager, Oxford Facilities Oversight Committee Chair, and the College of Natural Resources Dean’s Office. Requests are granted on a case-by-case basis and only if there is no demand for the space from UC Berkeley researchers.


We offer five commercial soil blends for planting:

We also provide Turface, perlite, peat, vermiculte, and Lapis 2/12 washed sand.



UC Berkeley is served by the Orinda treatment plant.

DI water is also available in most greenhouse rooms.


We offer supplemental lighting for your experimental needs:

  • florescent
  • high pressure sodium
  • metal halide
  • LED

Please contact greenhouse manager to discuss lighting options for your experiments.