Discover Texas Tech: Horticultural Gardens and Greenhouse Complex

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Just north of United Supermarkets Arena, you'll find the Texas Tech Horticultural Gardens and Greenhouse Complex. The facility is used for teaching and research purposes but also serves as a place for the public to enjoy lunch or simply take a stroll.

The Greenhouse Complex consists of eight bays, three of which are used for teaching.

"It's definitely used by far more people thank you might think," Jennifer Simek, Greenhouse manager, said. "Grounds Maintenance uses one of the bays for their interior plant program. The other four greenhouses are all used for research."

The Horticultural Gardens began in the early 1980s. Since then, they've expanded to include vegetable, herb and rose gardens.

"A lot of changes have already been made and in the future, you should expect to see a lot more changes in the Gardens," added Simek.


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