The Plant Environmental Center

Alocasia x AmazonicaAlocasia x Amazonica The Plant Environment Center, consisting of research greenhouses, a classroom laboratory and Conservatory, is located at 85 Waterman Street. We provide an educational research facility which is primarily available to those in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, a part ofthe Division of Biology and Medicine.The facility is comprised of 3 research greenhouses approximately 5,000 sq.ft. Anthurium HybridAnthurium Hybrid used for research experiments and a teaching plant collection for biological science classes.There is also a Conservatory of approximately 2000 sq.ft. The collection includes many plant families, including a diverse collection of Cycads, Orchids, Aroids, and many plants from the Amazon region. Many of these plants have medicinal and ceremonial uses and are part of our Ethnobotanical collection.

In addition to the greenhouse facilities, we have five E7/2 Conviron Plant Growth Chamber units, as well as one eighty square foot walk-in chamber. These units are used by graduate students and professors with very specific cultural requirements for optimal plant growth.

Public Visiting Hours for the Conservatory


The Conservatory is open to the public daily from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., special circumstances not withstanding. School groups and garden club tours must be arranged in advance. Artists, gardeners, tinkerers, dreamers, readers, thinkers, general plant lovers, and green and brown thumbs encouraged to visit.


Director, Plant Environmental Center/Teaching Associate

Fred Jackson
Box G-W
Telephone: 401 863-3077
Fax: 401 863-2166


85 Waterman St.
Providence, RI