Rehousing and re-imagining the permanent collections in the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses
We are currently in the design phase of the project to reconstruct the five major houses in the Ferguson Greenhouse complex. The Global Flora Collection of the Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, with its highlight on plant form, carries Margaret Ferguson's vision of "laboratories under glass" into the 21st century. In addition to replacing our aging structure, the Global Flora project will:
- supply new housing for our "botany museum" objects, which are of artistic and scientific interest;
- create a new node for interdisciplinary science research and teaching; and
- provide an innovative example of sustainable design.