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The Botany Greenhouse has served as a laboratory of learning and oasis of tranquility for generations of University of Wisconsin-Madison students.

The eight rooms, encompassing 8,000 square feet, located north of University Avenue and bounded by Chamberlain, Lathrop and Birge Halls, features more than 1,000 species comprising distinct aquatic, desert and tropical communities.

The Department of Botany and other university departments make extensive use of the greenhouse. This is a working facility, permitting UW faculty and students to undertake a variety of research projects in plant geography, physiology, anatomy, ecology, taxonomy and other related areas.

In addition to meeting essential teaching and research interests, the greenhouse is an aesthetic resource for students and the community. Botany staff assist numerous visitors seeking advice on plants for their homes and gardens; during winter months, the facility is used as a setting for art students; the greenhouse serves touring school childern, in whom the seeds of environmental stewardship are first planted. Within an increasingly urbanized environment, the botany greenhouse has become refuge of greenery and serenity.

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File last updated: 2014