The variety of plants growing in TU’s greenhouse make the top of Oliphant Hall look like a jungle. photos by Hannah Kloppenburg

A hidden TU gem: the greenhouse is in bloom

Though the weather outside may not be up to scratch just yet, it’s certainly springtime in TU’s greenhouse.

The greenhouse, perched atop Oliphant Hall, is home to a multitude of plants used by primarily by undergraduate students and Beta Beta Beta biology honor society for educational purposes. Graduate students and professors also occasionally house their research in the greenhouse.

Dr. Karen McMahon of the biology department manages the greenhouse along with a cohort of work study students.

The greenhouse is composed of two sections: one housing tropical plants, and one housing succulents and cacti. It fosters plant life including coffee trees, Flaming Katys, peanut cacti, ginger plants and ferns of all sorts.

Many of the plants grown in the greenhouse are sold each semester at the Tri Beta plant sale in Oliphant Hall.

Hannah Kloppenburg | Collegian
Hannah Kloppenburg | Collegian
Hannah Kloppenburg | Collegian

Post Author: Hannah Kloppenburg