Phone (608) 620-3295 -- Ingrid Jordon-Thaden, Director of Greenhouses and Botany Garden
Hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
144 Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Dr
Madison, WI 53706-1381
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 greenhouse supports the instructional and research needs of the Department of Botany and other university departments. Scheduled tours are offered (contact the greehnouse director), and it is open to students, faculty, staff and the public from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. when the university is open.