Friday, April 16, 2010

A Little WIU Botany Greenhouse History

Construction of the WIU Botany Greenhouse began in 1963, then completed and occupied in 1964. It’s main purpose is to provide the plant material needs for various biology classes and labs and provide space for research conducted by biology undergraduate, graduate and faculty. The basic design is three gutter connected ridge and furrow glass houses. Overall, it encloses over 4500 square feet. This area is divided into 5 rooms, the center room, the propagation room, the southwest room, the xeric room and the tropical room. As always, visitors are welcome Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, check out the Greenhouse website.

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