The Morrill greenhouses are a complex of more than 6,626 square feet under glass and about 1,400 square feet 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 Morrill greenhouses are primarily devoted to teaching 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.

Hours and Visiting

The greenhouse facility is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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, please contact Chris Phillips at csphilli@umass.edu or by phone at (413) 545-0417.

Related Links

Graduate program in Plant Biology

History of Morrill Greenhouses

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