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Greenhouse at South Rim

A sustainable start for native vegetation.

Grand Canyon Greenhouse

Grand Canyon National Park has more plant species than any other national park in the United States and is committed to maintaining a native habitat for our vegetation, wildlife, endangered species, and water resources.

Through the supporter-funded construction of a high-capacity, energy-efficient greenhouse, the park’s vegetation crews can now grow double the number of plants to support ecology restoration projects at the rim and along the river. Supporters and volunteers continue to assist with greenhouse operations by gathering seeds and cuttings and helping to maintain native habitat throughout the park.

A bit more about flora at Grand Canyon:

  • There are dozens of endemic (known only within the park's boundaries) plants in Grand Canyon
  • 63 plants found at the canyon have been given special status as rare, threatened, or endangered by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Grand Canyon has 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss, and 195 species of lichen

Location: The Greenhouse is located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon. The Greenhouse is not open to the public but members have special opportunities for tours and to volunteer.

Photo by Terri Attridge

By the Numbers

$317,000 contributed by 22 supporters

90% plants grown from collected seeds

30,000 native plant capacity

5/20/16 greenhouse opened