Dennis K. Walker Greenhouse

The Dennis K. Walker Greenhouse at Humboldt State University has the largest botanical collection in the California State University System. Opened in 1982, the greenhouse consists of 11,500 square feet of instructional display space and supporting facilities. The collection contains over 1,000 species of plants in 187 families.

The Greenhouse serves as a resource for faculty and students in the Department of Biological Sciences. The facility provides faculty access to live materials essential to the study and teaching of Botany and Biological Sciences.

The facility is open to the public by appointment or when Greenhouse staff are available. Please contact Brianne Lee at 826-3678 or bms561@humboldt.edu for more information.

NOTE TO VISITORS:
This is a working Greenhouse. Standing water and tripping hazards such as hoses may be present at any time. Care must be taken at all times. We advise that you do not enter areas that have just been watered or are currently being watered. It is best to assume that all areas of the Greenhouse present a potential slipping or tripping hazard, so please assure your footing before moving.

Facility Layout

Greenhouse layout

  • 180: Service Area
  • 181: Work Area
  • 182: Service Area
  • 183: Temperate Room
  • 184: Tropical Room
  • 185: Desert Room
  • 186: Fern Room
  • 187: Aquatic Room
  • 188:¬†Subtropical Dome

Staff

Brianne Lee - Greenhouse Manager

Botany Faculty

Terry Henkel
Erik Jules
Casey Lu - Spring FERP
Michael Mesler - Spring FERP
Frank Shaughnessy
James P. Smith - Emeritus
Mihai Tomescu
Dennis Walker - Emeritus

Fern photo