Poly Plant Shop is Cal Poly’s on-campus source for cut flowers, landscape and interior plants. The Poly Plant Shop offers students the opportunity to work in a retail environment to get hands-on experience in all aspects of garden center management and operation. True to the spirit of Cal Poly, it is a ‘Learn By Doing’ full service plant shop.

Call us at (805) 756-1106


Location: Map of campus with directions;

Located at the top of Via Carta Road, bld 48


More than just a campus store! Find our student-grown, student-designed products at these locations:

  • Friday: Flowers in the Cal Poly UU 11 a.m. -1 p.m., Cal-Poly
  • Friday: U-Pick & Market at Crops Unit 2 p.m.-5 p.m.,
  • Saturday: SLO Farmers’ Market at Embassy Suites Parking Lot 8 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Environmental Horticulture
Science Unit
(EHS Unit, “Hort Unit”)

At the top of Via Carta, nestled between the Oppenheimer Equestrian Center and Poly Canyon Village student residences, the Environmental Horticulture Science Unit (EHS Unit) is a unique student-learning opportunity. On 15 acres, the EHS Unit is comprised of greenhouses, growing and production facilities, classrooms & labs, the Leaning Pine Arboretum, and the Poly Plant Shop. This working/learning facility provides students with real-world, hands-on experiences in production, floriculture, design, and sales and marketing.