This article is about the location. For the chapter, see The Greenhouse.
The Greenhouse
State Newburg, Pennsylvania
Campaigns Dead Air
Real-world Counterpart Greenhouse
"Through the greenhouse!"

The Greenhouse is a structure located on top of an apartment building in the city of Newburg. It serves as the starting point for the Survivors in the Dead Air campaign in Left 4 Dead.


The greenhouse is made up of bricks and a glass rooftop to allow for sunlight for the plants to grow and thrive. Near the rooftop access door, there is a staircase that leads down into the rest of the apartment building therefore it is assumed that certain residents use the greenhouse to grow plants and vegetation in the greenhouse however the structure does seem old and is slowly starting to deteriorate.


The Greenhouse

A lot of the ceiling panels are either covered with dirt, broken, or missing all together which may indicate that the residents simply lost interest in the plants or did not have time to tend to them (possibly due to the Infection).

Current StatusEdit

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The military plane flying overhead getting the attention of the survivors.

When Metro International Airport was put under quarantine by CEDA, residents in the apartment building began to panic and tried to flee the city. They focused more on survival kits and supplies instead of the plants in the greenhouse. It seems with the infection spreading, more of the apartment tenants became infected and the remaining survivors headed up to the greenhouse in order to gain access to the rooftop. They barricaded the door to the apartments behind them to stop the Infected and set up wooden planks to gain access to the building beside them.

Access to the apartment building which is barricaded.

The Survivors start off in the back room of the greenhouse after getting "kicked off" the boat from the Death Toll finale. They then most likely got off and crossed the street to the apartment building where they climbed up to the roof and the greenhouse, dropped down through an open hatch in the glass roof and landed below in the greenhouse.

As they were catching their breath, a military plane, C-130 Hercules, flies right above the greenhouse, shaking the entire structure causing more glass and panels to break or fall off. The Survivors remark on it saying that the plane is landing at the airport due to its low flying altitude and they decide to head to Metro International Airport in hope of being rescued.


  • There is no apparent explanation for the Survivors being in the greenhouse, as the only way to enter is how they leave, excepting the possibility of dropping down through an open hatch in the glass roof or through the house below the greenhouse.

    Supplies and grenades found in the greenhouse

  • Looking at the signs in this chapter, Fairfield and Newburg share a Holly Street, them both having a street with such a name.
  • There is a boat visible when standing near the greenhouse where you can see it was recycled from Half-Life 2 where it can be seen in the highway chapters resting on the shore.
  • This is the only campaign that starts off with grenades (such as Pipe Bombs and Molotovs) at the very start near the Survivors.
Locations in Left 4 Dead
L4d no mercy L4d achievement survive garage L4d death toll L4d dead air L4d blood harvest Supreme sacrifice L4D last stand
No Mercy Crash Course Death Toll Dead Air Blood Harvest The Sacrifice The Last Stand
Fairfield Whitney County Riverside Tunnel Newburg Allegheny National Forest Rayford Lighthouse
Holly Street Whitney County Bridge Riverside Greenhouse Richardson Atlantic Brick Factory
Holly Street Subway Station The Truck Depot Riverside First Church Harbor View Hotel Daughtery Farm The Barge
Pawn Shop Riverside Main Street Construction Site Rayford Port
Pump 'N' Run Gas Riverside Park Metro International Airport
Mercy Hospital