"Three times a week they went out to the greenhouses behind the castle to study Herbology, with a dumpy little witch called Professor Sprout, where they learned how to take care of all the strange plants and fungi, and found out what they were used for."
—Usage of the Hogwarts greenhouses[src]

The Hogwarts greenhouses are where Herbology classes are taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.[1] During the 1996–1997 school year, the greenhouses were also used by the Potions Club.[2]

The greenhouses have statues of long, serpentine dragon statues running along the peaked roofs.[3] They are home to many exotic and magical plants including some that are extremely rare, difficult to cultivate and maintain, or even dangerous, such as Mandrakes[4] Venomous Tentacula[4][5] or Snargaluffs.[6]

Greenhouse one

Main article: Greenhouse One

Used by first year Herbology students.[1]

Greenhouse two

Main article: Greenhouse Two

Another greenhouse where some Herbology lessons are taught.[7]

Greenhouse three

The inside of Greenhouse Three

Main article: Greenhouse Three

Used by second to seventh year Herbology classes, this greenhouse contains Mandrakes[4] along with various other species of plants. It was later used by Horace Slughorn in the 1996–1997 school year to surreptitiously collect Venomous Tentacula leaves for usage in Potion-making.[8]

Greenhouse four

Main article: Greenhouse Four

Another greenhouse where some advanced Herbology lessons are taught.[7]

Greenhouse five

Main article: Greenhouse Five

Another greenhouse where some advanced Herbology lessons are taught.[7]

Greenhouse six

Main article: Greenhouse Six

Another greenhouse where some advanced Herbology lessons are taught.[7]

Greenhouse seven

Main article: Greenhouse Seven

Another greenhouse where some advanced Herbology lessons are taught.[7]

Herbology Professor's office

Used by Pomona Sprout to work and presumably sleep during her stay at Hogwarts.[7][9]

See also

Behind the scenes

  • In the books and video game adaptations of books 1-4, the Herbology Greenhouses are located across the Hogwarts grounds from the castle. In the films and later video games, they are nestled in an open-roofed wing of the castle. The pavilion is still accessed from a door to the grounds, although there is also a door in one of the greenhouses that leads to the Charms corridor.
  • A Greenhouse 2 is featured in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4.


Notes and references

Hogwarts Castle
Hogwarts grounds
Exterior Walkway · Training Grounds · Secret room near the Training Grounds · Hagrid's Hut · Hagrid's pumpkin patch · Hagrid's garden · Secret Garden · Forbidden Forest · Hogwarts greenhouses · Sundial Garden · Gatehouse · Quidditch Pitch · Incendio Challenge · Quidditch Gate · Quidditch viaduct · Broomshed · Entrance Gates · Entrance footpath · Pixie water well · Clock Tower Courtyard · Wooden Bridge · Road to Hogwarts · Ravenclaw Duelling Arena · Quidditch Training Pitch · Gargoyle Gate · White Tomb · Great Lake · Bowtruckle Island · Ravine · Road to Hogsmeade · Lawn by Forbidden Forest · Path to Owlery · Path to the Whomping Willow · Quidditch Changing Rooms

Blossom Degrasse · Miranda Goshawk · Quiac Marinus · Beaumont Marjoribanks · Nepali wizard · Gethsemane Prickle · Sanjay Shanker · Selina Sapworthy · Phyllida Spore · Tilden Toots · Hadrian Whittle · Sir Winogrand
Herbology at Hogwarts
Herbology Award · Herbology Lesson Cup · Herbology Race Cup · Herbology Store
Greenhouses One · Two · Three · Four · Five · Six · Seven · Professor's Office
Professors Herbert Beery · Pomona Sprout · Neville Longbottom · Unnamed Professor (19th century)
Textbooks Encyclopedia of Toadstools · Flesh-Eating Trees of the World · Goshawk's Guide to Herbology · Magical Water Plants of the Mediterranean · One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi · Winogrand's Wondrous Water Plants
Plants studied at Hogwarts
Aconite · Asphodel · Belladonna · Bouncing Bulb · Bubotuber · Bubotuber pus · Chinese Chomping Cabbage · Devil's Snare · Dittany · Fanged Geranium · Fire Seed Bush · Flitterbloom · Flutterby bush · Fluxweed · Gillyweed · Ginger · Knotgrass · Leaping Toadstool · Mandrake · Mimbulus mimbletonia · Mistletoe · Moly · Nettle · Puffapod · Raspberry · Screechsnap · Self-fertilising shrub · Shrivelfig · Snargaluff · Sneezewort · Spiky Bush · Spiky Prickly Plant · Stinksap · Toad-eating plant · Umbrella Flower · Valerian · Vampiric vegetation · Venomous Tentacula · Walking plant · Wax vegetables · Whomping Willow · Wiggentree · Wild rice · Wormwood

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