Biology Greenhouse

The Biology Greenhouse will be open spring semester starting January 26th. 

About the Biology Greenhouse. The greenhouse is a year round working facility with multiple functions.  It serves biology classes, providing plants for the core courses required of every biology student. Other classes it serves include Plant Anatomy, Taxonomy, Physiology and general education courses. Undergraduates use the facility for research  In addition, the plant collection acts as a living reference for students.

The greenhouse facility was built in three stages: in 1963, 1969 and 1973. It comprises approximately 3,500 square feet and is subdivided into five growing zones including two themed collection areas named the Succulent House and the Tropical House. The other rooms are used for lab work as well as faculty and student research.

The Tropical and Succulent Houses are open to students, faculty, and the community.  2018 Spring Semester hours are irregular.  Community visitors please  e-mail Lynn Janik at  

The greenhouse manager office is Phillips 362.  

Arranged educational tours are available for $1 per person.

Download the Biology Greenhouse Brochure.


Visit our Facebook Page to see photos of what's currently blooming or of interest in the greenhouse. 

Link is in the left column of this site.


The Collection Greenhouses are located on the 5th floor of Phillips Hall.  Choose the south elevator (closest to Phillips parking lot) and take it to the 5th floor, and just to the left is the greenhouse entrance.




                    Epiphyte Habitat created by student Joe Peterson (photo gallery)