The UW-Milwaukee Biological Sciences Greenhouse instructional collection comprises 684 species from over 110 plant families, showcasing a range of plant biodiversity and adaptation. Many of the species are rare in cultivation or endangered in the wild. This collection has been amassed over the past 50 years and contains plants collected from the wild, acquired via collaboration with other universities and botanical gardens, or started from seed. Come for a self-guided tour exploring diversity of plant shapes, economic importance or try your luck with the economic botany scavenger hunt.
UW-Milwaukee Biological Department maintains a 9,200 square foot state-of-the-art greenhouse situated on the roof of the NWQ Building Complex. The new glass and acrylic greenhouse maximizes research capability 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, 3 instructional houses, 2 production and propagation houses, 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.