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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

March 2021

Community Photographers Day at Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 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 to photograph orchids and other tropical plants, large and small. Bring your cameras, tripod and an assortment of lenses and surround yourself with beautiful orchids and other tropical plants. The Rinard Orchid Greenhouse is located in Christy Woods on the Ball State University campus. The facility houses the largest collegiate collection of orchids in the USA in a lush tropical setting. There is always something in bloom throughout the year. Access from University…

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April 2021

National Orchid Day at the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Visit to see how many different types you can see! With over 2,000 orchids, Ball State Univ. has the largest collegiate orchid collection in the USA. Follow and learn more here: http://bsu.edu/orchids

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Annual Plant Fundraiser Sale – Rinard Orchid Greenhouse

April 19 - April 24
Dr. Joe and Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, University Avenue
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Get a start on your spring planting! Succulents, Hanging baskets, Ferns, Orchids, native perennials, Herbs and more. All sales and donations help keep our programs free throughout the year. Online Sale - April 19- 23 In-person sale - April 24 More info to come...

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