|Matthaei Botanical Gardens Conservatory|
matthaei botanical gardens conservatory, a photo by Andypiper on Flickr.
- Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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important vegetation types in each biome
plant diversity through evolution
species or habitats at risk of extinction
human domesticates of special interest as medicinal or iconic plants
The Conservatory was opened in 1964. It is a commission by Alden B. Dow and is an exceptionally rare structure. It is believed to be the largest free-span (no supporting columns) Conservatory of its structural style and represents a technological limit of architectural materials and climatic controls in the era before computer models.