Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jordan Greenhouses

     Although I don't do this as often as I'd like, I make it a point to do some exploring on campus every semester. In the fall I fell in love with Lilly Library. I recently found a new favorite campus spot—the Jordan Greenhouses.

The view from Third Street.

The view from inside.
      This weekend my parents came to town. Every time they visit, we always do the quintessential catch-up lunch. This visit, however, we made a new tradition—a visit to one of the most lush and beautiful spots on campus, the greenhouses. This was something we had been talking about doing since freshman year, and I think we were all glad that we finally made time to do it!

Mom and Pops, pondering a plant.
     The greenhouses are such a beautiful place to visit on campus, whether it's just you or you're with parents or friends. They're open every day of the week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They feature a linked collection of rooms which house all different sorts of plants from desert plants to tropical varieties, ferns to flowers, cotton to carnivorous plants. (See more here: http://www.iub.edu/videos/Jordan-Greenhouse-Tour.shtml)

Aren't these little guys adorable?
IU colors.
The textures of the different
cacti were amazing.
    The entrance to the greenhouses is found through Jordan Hall. It can be a bit difficult to figure out how to get in! We found it simplest to come in through the Third Street entrance to Jordan Hall. From there, you just walk in the doors, turn right, and feast your eyes!

A little bit of botany humor for your trouble.

1 comment:

  1. haha plants with drinking problems!! ... serious face.

    I love the picture of your cute parents!