Anyone near campus with a green thumb—or at least an appreciation for it—has likely heard of the Plant Biology Greenhouse, including its popular 2,000 square-foot conservatory. As noteworthy as the local attraction has become in the past 30-plus years, efforts are underway to make the space even more educational and interactive.

“We’ve done a lot of changes,” said Heather Lash, coordinator of the Plant Biology Greenhouse.

The conservatory, consisting of a 37-foot greenhouse filled with a variety of trees and plants, is the face of the Plant Sciences Laboratory at 1201 S. Dorner Drive. The conservatory is the publicly available section of a larger complex of greenhouses that are mostly for research, though some collections are available for public inspection.

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