As of May 2023, the UWEC Greenhouse is pleased to welcome fellow Blugold, Clara Sallmann, as the greenhouse manager. The greenhouse is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment otherwise.
To schedule an appointment/tour, please contact Clara at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 715-836-3523.
You can also call the main biology office at 715-836-4166.
The Biology Department currently has 1 elevator that is out-of-order. This is the main elevator near the front of Phillips Science Hall. If you need assistance getting upstairs to the biology department/greenhouse, there is another elevator in the building, towards the back of the building. Please contact the biology main office to plan ahead or to have someone available to help if needed.
Like the name says, the plants in this house are of tropical origin and grow best in warmer conditions. Our collection currently includes over 300 plants from four different biogeographic realms: Afrotropical (mainland Africa, Madagascar, and scattered islands), Australian (Australia, New Guinea, and the Pacific Islands), Indomalayan (India, Sri Lanka, mainland Asia, and Southeast Asia), and Neotropical (South America, Central America, and the Caribbean islands). Included in this collection are 43 different species of orchids.
Many plants have adapted to thrive in drier environments like deserts. Get a chance to see around 150 of these types of species from across the globe. The plants in this house are adapted for arid regions and are some of the most uniquely shaped and featured plants in existence. Come see what we have growing!
You can follow the greenhouse on Instagram at @uwec.greenhouse!