The greenhouse, a controlled growing facility covering approximately 740 square feet, holds plant collections from tropical and arid regions as well as plants grown for student projects, campus greening, and the annual Fall Plant Sale. The greenhouse is equipped with a cooling system, a shade system and an irrigation system, which has all been installed in the last 5 years to renovate the greenhouse. The greenhouse facility allows plants that are not adapted to our California climate to still flourish, under warmer temperatures and higher humidity. Unique specimens including Rock Plants, Carnivorous Plants and Orchids can be viewed and appreciated. For more information and to organize a visit, please contact the Botanic Garden Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.430.2230.
Thematic Garden Beds
Recently installed thematic beds include:
William Joseph McInnes Memorial Garden
The William Joseph McInnes Memorial Garden, part of the Mills College Botanic Garden, was dedicated in the fall of 1947 in memory of William Joseph McInnes, a horticulturalist and the husband of Blanche Rice McInnes, alumna class 1900. Blanche Rice McInnes was a generous supporter of the Botany Department, contributing to the greenhouse, lath house and funds for grounds maintenance. In acknowledgement of Blanche Rice McInnes' generosity, the Joseph McInnes Memorial Garden was established.
Student Learning Opportunities
Botanic Garden Coordinator
Dr. Sarah Swope
Botanic Garden Director and Assistant Professor of Biology