The Department of Biology’s Botany Greenhouse serves research, education, outreach, and curatorial purposes. The support offered by the Greenhouse staff allows undergraduate, graduate, and faculty researchers to conduct elaborate and expansive research projects. Thousands of undergraduates from classes all over campus visit the Greenhouse throughout the year to learn about adaptation, diversity, ecology, and even botanical illustration. The Greenhouse’s outreach program hosts thousands more from K-12 classes, garden clubs, senior centers, and more. Fulfilling our commitment to research, education, outreach, and curation requires a lot of work, but we are dedicated to our mission of increasing awareness and knowledge of the plant world. We warmly welcome your support as we pursue this mission!
To support the Greenhouse, please make a tax-deductible contribution to one of the following funds:
GREENHOUSE SUPPORT FUND
AYER GREENHOUSE ENDOWED FUND
These funds support the Greenhouse by providing essential resources for the following:
- Expanding the plant collections.
- Upgrading the facility and equipment to keep current with climate control technology, modern irrigation techniques, and integrative pest management.
- Creating a more detailed and informative plant labeling system.
- Purchasing soil, fertilizer, and pots.
- Training graduate student docents to lead Greenhouse tours.
To keep you up-to-date of what your generous donations have helped support, the Greenhouse, Medicinal Herb Garden, and Urban Farm are now producing a joint annual newsletter! Click on the link below to check out our first edition:
2009 Greenhouse, Medicinal Herb Garden, and Urban Farm Newsletter
To support the Medicinal Herb Garden, please visit the Medicinal Herb Garden website.
To support the Urban Farm, please make a tax-deductible contribution to the Urban Farm Support Fund.
To mail your gift directly to the Department of Biology, please make your check payable to UW Foundation, specify the fund to which you'd like to contribute in the memo line, and mail your check to the following address:
Seattle, WA 98195-1800
If you have any questions, please call (206) 685.2185.