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Department of Biological Sciences
Science Building, Room 338
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537
(509) 963-2731

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Biology Greenhouse

Plants in the greenhouse are from all over the world - from the southwestern desert to tropical rain forests. Our greenhouse is also utilized for faculty and student projects, classroom visits and tour groups.

Linnea Stavney Discussing the Greenhouse with tour group

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Come For A Visit

Visiting hours are every Friday, 1:00-3:00 pm.  We have plants available with donation, and you can say hello to our resident tortoise, Snorkel.  

The greenhouse is located off of University Way, north on Wildcat Way in front of Dean Hall, (next to the Science Building).  

400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Mail Stop 7537

Two students kneel beside Snorkel, the CWU Greenhouse resident tortoise

The CWU greenhouse facility is composed of four separate rooms or "houses".  Each room has a different environment: 

The Jungle Room recreates a tropical jungle environment, with specimens planted in the ground rather than in pots. This room contains several edible plants, including Mexican breadfruit, bananas, and figs.  

A student in a CWU t shirt stands amongst the tall trees in the Greenhouse Jungle Room

The Research Room is available for faculty, staff, and students to carry out research projects.

The Desert Room simulates a desert environment. You will find many different species of Euphorbs, cacti, aloes and agaves in this room. 
The plants living here do not need to be watered as frequently because they are adapted to arid conditions.

The Tropical Room contains potted plants in a tropical environment. Many bromeliads, air plants, ferns and orchids can be found in this room.



Please direct your questions to our Greenhouse Manager, Linnea Stavney.

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