The extensive collection of living plants in Colgate University’s greenhouse allows it to serve as a living classroom and laboratory to support faculty and student learning and research.
Housed in the facility are approximately 1,000 species, including ferns, orchids, cycads, cacti, and succulents; bromeliads and other epiphytes; plants of economic importance; and flowering vines. The collection supports instruction and research in the facility throughout the year.
About the Facility
The greenhouse is located in the Ho Science Center. It features:
The six plant zones are designated as:
- A tropical house
- Two temperate zones
- Three faculty and student research zones
Greenhouse tours are available to school groups, clubs, and individuals interested in learning about our plant collection and research. Tours are often coupled with a visit to Colgate’s Ho Tung Visualization Laboratory.