Botany Greenhouse Opens at MSC

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Summary

A new greenhouse for the Department of Botany opens at the Museum Support Center in Suitland, Maryland. The new greenhouse is 6,000 square feet and contains a section 28 feet high for the growing of palms, bananas and other tall trees. With the addition of this greenhouse the Botanists will for the first time be able to maintain a sizable collection of living plants to study.

Subject

  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Museum Support Center
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Botany

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-015, Box 2, "The Torch," July 1994, p. 3.
  • Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1994. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, p. 37.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

September 16, 1994

Topic

  • Trees
  • Plants
  • Greenhouses
  • Botany

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