Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center

Address: 
670 Vernon L. Tharp Street Columbus, Ohio 43210

The Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center's (OPGC) main building consists of approximately 8000 sq ft of workspace. This includes space for seed germination, testing, x-ray analysis of seeds, seed cleaning, and seed storage in a 30x30 ft walk-in cooler, as well as office space. In addition, a small area provides support for general laboratory work such as DNA extractions, tissue culture, sample preparation for microscopy, etc. The OPGC also has 10,000 sq ft of greenhouse space for plant culture and seed production, a field nursery, and a container and raised bed nursery.