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Plant Conservatory

A large glasshouse facility located in the center of the Cal Poly campus.

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Mission Statement

The Cal Poly Plant Conservatory pursues its mission through its role as a museum of living plant collections and through its support of plant biology teaching and research at Cal Poly.

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A Living Museum

A diverse, well-documented, and accurately labeled living plant collection supporting and enhancing teaching and research for the faculty and students of Cal Poly.

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Welcome to the Plant Conservatory

The Cal Poly Plant Conservatory is a large glasshouse facility located in the center of the Cal Poly campus. The primary mission of the Cal Poly Plant Conservatory is to maintain a diverse, well-documented, and accurately labeled living plant collection supporting and enhancing teaching and research for the faculty and students of Cal Poly. A secondary goal of the Conservatory is to help foster education about plant biology and conservation of rare species through support of community outreach programs!

Dr. Ritter's Webpage

Volunteer at the Conservatory during Spring Quarter from 1 to 2 PM on Tuesdays! Please email Dr. Matt Ritter for more information.
 

                                                                       

Check out Conservatory Director Dr. Matt Ritter's new book about trees in California. More information...

Also check out Matt Ritter's natural history guide book to plants in the San Luis Obispo area. More information...

 



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