William & Mary

Millington Greenhouse

  • Greenhouse
    Greenhouse  Located on the rooftop of Millington Hall.  
  • Euphorbia Splendens
    Euphorbia Splendens  The Crown of Thorns plant gets its name from the spines that guard its stems.  
  • Hymenocallis occidentalis
    Hymenocallis occidentalis  Woodland spiderlily.  
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The Biology Department's greenhouse encompasses 4,000 square feet and is located on the roof of Millington Hall. It was built in 1969. The variety of greenhouse plants represents the range of plant families, providing living examples of pantropical species. The greenhouse also houses student and faculty research projects, and staff members grow plants used in botany laboratories.

Included in the collection are a number of orchid varieties. To view some of these, click the left and right arrows in the box to the right.

A beautifully flowering specimen of Veltheimia glauca.