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UW Biology Greenhouse

Hello from the Biology Greenhouse!  We are open to the public for casual walk in browsing of our 4 collection rooms on non-holiday Thursdays-12:00-4:00 p.m. through September 19th, 2024. Beginning on Wednesday September 25th, the start of Fall quarter, the weekday Open Public days will switch to Wednesdays 12:00-4:00 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month-10:00-2:00 pm.

We offer group tours for groups of 8+ by arrangement.  We are now booking tours into late Spring/early Summer

The Greenhouse is located in the Lower level, southwest side of the Life Sciences Building, at 3747 W Stevens Way NE. Map     There are several bus routes that stop nearby on Pacific Ave and Stevens Way. If you are driving, there is sometimes on-street pay station parking South of 15th & Pacific St., towards the waterfront ~ 2 blocks from the Greenhouse or see this link for more information on campus visitor parking permits- campus gatehouses

Accessible parking-the gatehouse attendant will be able to direct you to the closest accessible parking to the Greenhouse. If your guest has an ADA placard that can be used, there is usually available ADA parking on the southside of Kincaid Hall, which is near the LSB Greenhouse entrance. ADA parking on campus is always on a first-come-first-served basis – guests with state-issued ADA placards can park in any ADA stall on campus as long as they have a valid UW parking permit. Even if you do not have ADA parking, you can still drop off your guest in the Kincaid lot for easier walking to the Greenhouse entrance nearby. 

We look forward to welcoming you for a visit soon!  Tour Request, Volunteer, Docent and Venue rental information is located under "contact" tab at bottom of the page. For all other inquiries, please contact Katie Sadler, Greenhouse Manager at: Please visit our Instagram page @uwbiogreenhouse where we post beautiful pictures of our collection plants and updates.


For nearly 70 years, the Biology Greenhouse at the University of Washington has played a vital role in research and teaching. Whether focusing on plant-pollinator interactions, paleoclimatology, or other biological questions, our teaching collection has enhanced and inspired UW biological research.







Date last changed Jun 5th, 2024 @ 11:18:54 PDT