Living Plant Collection

Botany Garden and Greenhouse Regular Hours:

The Botany Greenhouse is open to the public M-F 8am to 4pm

The Botany Greenhouse is located in Birge Hall at 430 Lincoln Dr., Madison, WI  53706.

Please enter the greenhouse through the front doors of Birge Hall and follow the signs to the B2 level of Birge.

Botany Garden hours: sunrise to sundown. The Botany Garden is located at 1090 University Avenue.

We are currently in the process of re-curating our plant collection. If there is a certain taxa you are interested in using for class or research, please contact the Director, Ingrid Jordon-Thaden.

Visit us again soon when our new curated database is online!

Our living collections represent thorough examples of:

  • Plant Geography
  • Plant Systematics
  • Aquatic Plants
  • Carnivorous Plants
  • Economic Plants: dyes, medicinals, edibles, fibers, and spices
  • Agents of Evolution: pollination syndromes of bats, bees, beetles, birds, butterflies, and moths.