September 16, 1994

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.

Posted: 16 September 2010
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