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Plant Sciences Laboratory conservatory
The University of Illinois Conservatory and Plant
Collection is a conservatory (2,000 square
foot) and botanical garden located in the Plant
Sciences Laboratory Greenhouses, on the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, 1201 South Dorner Drive,
Illinois. The conservatory is generally open to the public
daily when the university is in session, though it may be closed
for classes, research, or special events.
The conservatory houses over 200 species and 60 families of
tropical and subtropical plants selected for their botanical
interest or economic importance. Separate greenhouses contain ferns, bromeliads, cycads, orchids, carnivorous plants,
herb and spice plants, and cacti, euphorbia, and other succulents. There is also
an outdoor butterfly garden.
Plants of special interest include Brighamia insignis,
kokioides, and Sauromatum venosum.
Coordinates: 40°06′09″N 88°13′21″W / 40.1024°N