Located on the 4th floor of the Mars Center for Science & Technology building, the Wheaton College Greenhouse contains a collection of more than 200 plants, with native regions ranging from deserts to rainforests.

Search Current Plants in Greenhouse

The greenhouse also provides research materials and bench space to students and faculty.

In addition to four climate-controlled rooms, the greenhouse also contains four reach-in growth chambers.

Past student research in the greenhouses and growth chambers includes:

  • Plant response to fertilizers and light intensity
  • Genetic inheritance in consecutive generations
  • Dormant wetland seed germination
  • Cross pollination of Rapid-Cycling Brassica strains
  • Algae growth in different pH environments
  • Bean growth with Tobacco Mosaic Virus
  • Growth of albino corn for genetics studies
  • Seed bank studies

Alumni, students, staff, faculty and off-campus groups are welcome to tour the greenhouse.

Contact Ben Robbins at robbins_benjamin@wheatoncollege.edu with any questions or to schedule a time to visit.


Temperate Greenhouse
Research Greenhouse
Rainforest Greenhouse
Desert Greenhouse
Student experiments


Student seed bank research
Student experiments in growth chamber
The Wheaton College Greenhouse collection has some interesting and unique plants.


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