Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

Victorian Greenhouse

This 1917 greenhouse originally stood on the grounds of the Victorian W.H. Stark House and was constructed by noted greenhouse manufacturers Lord and Burnham, the company responsible for the world-renowned Phipps Conservatory, New York Botanic Gardens, and United States Botanic Garden.
Today, the greenhouse is used as an epiphyte house on the grounds of Shangri La where visitors can enjoy epiphytic plants. Epiphytes are plants that grow upon or are attached to other plants without being parasitic, they are sometimes called “air-plants” because they are not rooted into the soil. Epiphytes include orchids, bromeliads, mosses, and ferns.