The UW-Milwaukee Biological Sciences Greenhouse instructional collection comprises 684 species from 110 plant families, showcasing a range of plant biodiversity and adaptation.
2025 E Newport Ave
10 am - 5 pm
Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted
Fully wheelchair accessible
Come for a self-guided tour exploring the diversity of plant shapes and adaptations, or try your luck with the economic botany scavenger hunt.
The UW-Milwaukee Biological Sciences Department maintains a 9,200 square foot state-of-the-art greenhouse situated on the roof of the NWQ Building Complex. The glass and acrylic structure maximizes research capabilities and provides an open, flexible environment for botanical instruction, supporting both undergraduate and graduate education and cutting-edge NSF funded research.
The facility opened in Fall 2013 and is divided into 3 wings, with 17 separate rooms and includes an expanded head house to be utilized as both a potting area and a classroom, modern wet lab space, an anti-vibration lab, 4 instructional houses, 1 production and propagation house, 6 research houses, an office and student area, and greenhouse support spaces, with an additional 1,200 square feet of outdoor planting beds available for research and instruction.
The UW-Milwaukee Biological Sciences Greenhouse instructional collection comprises 684 species from 110 plant families, showcasing a range of plant biodiversity and adaptation. The collection has been acquired over the past 50 years, and contains specimens ranging from primitive mosses and liverworts, to cycads and gymnosperms, to a strong representation of flowering plants. Many of the species are rare in cultivation or endangered in the wild.