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The Plant Accelerator
Helli Meinecke
Managing Director
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8313 0808
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 0828


High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
Geoff Buckmaster
Business Operations Coordinator
CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6218 3430
Facsimile: +61 2 6246 4975

Alyssa Weirman
Operations Co-Ordinator
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6125 8319



The APPF offers a range of greenhouses for hire in Adelaide and Canberra.

Greenhouse hire in Adelaide

  • Pricing and availability - please contact us by e-mail or on +61 8 8313 1137.
  • Procedure for growing non-GM plants at The Plant Accelerator Form


Plant Accelerator GreenhouseThe Plant Accelerator contains 34 greenhouses in PC2 and non-PC2 areas ranging in size from 24 to 48 and 72 sqm. Some greenhouses are quarantine approved to allow plant growth from imported seeds.

The greenhouses are fitted with evaporative and/or refrigerated cooling. Variance in temperature in the greenhouse can be pre-programmed to reflect external conditions (e.g. cool nights, moderate mornings, hot afternoons).

The greenhouses' double glazed acrylic skin provides good insulation properties and transmits the entire spectrum of UV light, ensuring that internal environmental conditions are as close as possible to those in the field.

Greenhouse hire in Canberra

  • Pricing and availability - Please contact Alyssa Weirman or on +61 2 6125 8319.
  • Booking - To request a booking please fill in our web form here.

The APPF at ANU hosts a modern greenhouse facility consisting of 6 rooms which includes precision environmental control and top down RGB real time imaging of plant growth to analyse genetic variation in water use efficiency in plant growth. A glasshouse Balance Array has also been developed which provides real time pot weighing services to clients. You can view some demonstration data of the weighing system this website.