Make a Gift to the Tropical House

The Tropical House was closed in March 2019, for structural renovations. These essential improvements are nearing completion. Your gift now will provide funds to refresh the Tropical House with a modern interior that will engage and educate visitors with an intimate tropical experience. Your gift will connect visitors, young and old, with the wonders and delights of the tropics. Thank you for your support.


About the Tropical House

For nearly 50 years the Garden’s Tropical House has been a source of wonder and delight for visitors, young and old. For many, the Tropical House was their first (and perhaps only) glimpse of a tropical environment. The towering plants, moist air, and earthy aromas evoked a mysterious world and provided a unique educational experience. Here, children learned that chocolate really does grow on trees. Gathered around the cocoa plant, docents awed school children with nibbles of bitter cocoa pods and sweetened chocolate chips, providing a hands-on lesson connecting plants and food. Here, we were amazed by the magnificent exotic corpse flower (Titan arum). If you'd like to discuss joining this effort with a larger gift, please contact our Development Office at