The Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory, Omaha’s new, world-class conservatory, opens Saturday, October 11. In its entirety, the new addition adds almost 20,000 square feet to the existing visitor and education center, including 17,500 square feet of indoor space for horticultural displays. It will usher in a new era of horticulture for the Omaha metropolitan area and for the surrounding region and will be a place where plants will burst with life year-round. From lush tropical gardens with soaring palms and vibrant flowers to temperate gardens with moss-covered live oak trees and blooming azaleas, the conservatory will be a spectacular addition to our cultural landscape for all four seasons.
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Rough Brothers
The greenhouse facility in the Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University was made possible by the generous gift of Francis and Geraldine Finch of Schoolcraft, Michigan.
Manufactured by Rough Brothers and completed on the WMU campus at Wood Hall in the summer of 1997, this state-of-the-art greenhouse facility provides faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct plant, plant-insected and related research in a controlled environment.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 Rough Brothers
MORGANTOWN -- Seeds of education are planted at the West Virginia University Greenhouse.
They then flourish into petunias. Or maybe tomatoes. Or basil, all used for research and classwork.
The two--year--old greenhouse is 28,250--square--foot living laboratory that allows students and professors to recreate how plants live in certain environments and study how particular conditions affect growth, reproduction and nutrient uptake.
"It's an incredible facility that is truly one of a kind," Nicole Waterland, an assistant professor of horticulture who researches plant response to environmental stress, said in a release from the university.
"It's important to have this investment to continue to meet the needs of students and researchers as nearly every horticulture student who has come through the program in the past two years has had a lab here or used it in some way," she said.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Rough Brothers
PULLMAN, WA – Washington State University is currently building a new facility with 20,000 square feet of greenhouse and research space.
It is the result of a partnership between WSU, the Washington Grain Commission which provided $5 million towards the project, and the US Department of Agriculture which is providing important equipment for the building.