Winter 2021

A world under glass

After months of preparation, the new home of the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) Conservatory and Botanical Collection was ready to open to the public in March 2020—just as COVID-19 closed down campus and sent students and faculty home. But while human lives were turned upside down, more than 2,000 plant species inside the glass greenhouses grew and thrived, thanks to dedicated staff, student workers, volunteers, and the generosity of donors. Curator Lisa Philander hopes to open the greenhouse to the public as soon as it’s safe to do so. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at what’s inside.

Photography courtesy of Jackson Eddy/A Frame Forward Photography, except where otherwise noted. All images were taken prior to the pandemic.