The Boettcher Memorial Conservatory is one of the most unique and compelling displays of tropical plants featuring thousands of exotic specimens from the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Various food plants add special interest, including bananas (Musa spp.), chocolate (Theobroma cacao) and coffee (Coffea arabica).
Our two-story model of a banyan tree gives visitors an aerial view of the tropical forest. (Elevator temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience.)
The tropical rainforests of the world inhabit less than 6% of total land cover but account for over 50% of the world’s plant and animal species.