Welcome to the Biology Department greenhouses at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Our facility is a complex of over 6,626 square feet under glass and about 1,400 sq ft of other space dedicated to greenhouse and growth chamber operations. There are five separate ranges located at the south end of the Morrill Science Center and a smaller greenhouse about 100 feet away that is part of Clark Hall. The structure to which the ranges are attached contains eight new, state-of-the-art growth chambers.

The Biology greenhouses are primarily devoted to teaching and research, and they house a collection of over 680 genera comprising more than 225 families. Of special interest are many species from families considered "basal" and "primitive" as well as unusual representatives of carnivorous plants, succulents, orchids, ferns, non-vascular plants, and plants of economic importance. Most of these species are itemized on a data base that can be accessed from this page. You can also check out the current featured plant. This will change at intervals over the year.

The greenhouse facility is open from 8AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday and visitors are always welcome. Tours can be scheduled for alumni, teachers, small school groups and garden clubs. To make an appointment, contact the Maura Brown, at or by phone at (413) 545-0417 or (413) 824-0707.

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