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Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

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University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
765-285-8839 http://bit.ly/2l0PTfY

Completed in 2014, The Wheeler-Thanhauser Collection and Species Bank of orchids is housed within The Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse. Its purpose is:

  • To conserve rare and endangered species of orchids
  • To disseminate them for conservation
  • To use the collection for research and education

The greenhouse is open to the public Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for self-guided tours, or by appointment.

Located in Christy Woods, the greenhouse is on the southwest end of the Ball State University campus.

 

Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

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March 2017

Community Photographers Invitation Day at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

March 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Take advantage of the early morning light and moisture to photograph orchids and other tropical palnts, large and small. Bring your cameras, tripod and an assortment of lenses and surround yourself with this beautiful environment. The Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse houses the largest collegiate collection of orchids in the United States, with 2000 orchids. There is ALWAYS something in bloom throughout the year. Parking is available near Christy Woods on the Ball State University campus. No permit…

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June 2017

Tropical Garden Tea

June 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Join us and hosts Sue and Leonard Atherton for a fancy Garden Tea and more. Wear your garden hat and enjoy an afternoon tea at the greenhouse from 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Limited to 24. Reservations required, first come first served. This free program begins promptly at 1pm. Located at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, located in Christy Woods on the Ball State University Campus. Parking is available near Christy Woods on the Ball State University campus. No permit required on…

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The Woodlands 70th Anniversary Carnival and Health Fair

June 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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FREE! Come one, come all! The Woodlands is celebrating our 70th anniversary with a carnival! There will be tons of food, a bounce house, bungee run, inflatable maze, carnival games, health screenings and much more! All for free! Come out to help us celebrate 70 years of serving the Muncie/Delaware county community!

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April 2018

National Orchid Month

April 1 - April 30
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Feeling Overwhelmed? Stressed? Just need a break? BREATHE....and escape to the warm tropical environment of the Ball State University Rinard Orchid Greenhouse during April, National Orchid Month. Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-4:30pm and Saturday 10:00-3pm. Special 30 minute Mindful Meditation Event on Monday, April 16th at noon. For more information contact: 285-8839

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Rinard Orchid Greenhouse Plant Sale

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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The Ball State University, Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse is holding its annual Plant Sale/Fundraising Event on Saturday, April 28th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Succulents, orchids, hanging ferns, native plants, outdoor landscaping perennials, herbs and more for sale. Great Graduation or Mother’s Day Gifts! A Master Gardener or two will be present to help answer questions. The Plant Sale will be held in the parking lot of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse across from Ball Hospital on…

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