Wheeler Orchid Collection And Species Bank
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Wheeler Orchid Collection and Species Bank
The Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank is located within Christy Woods, an 18-acre (73,000 m²) property located on the southwest corner of the Ball State University campus in Muncie, Indiana, United States. The orchid collection is the largest college maintained collection in the United States.
In 2014, the orchid greenhouse re-opened after a $1.35 million renovation. Over 300 volunteers helped with the renovations. The renovations were funded by Joe Rinard. The greenhouse is named after Rinard and his wife, Alice.
Garden and seed bank
The greenhouse has the orchid garden and seed bank. It is 3,600 square feet in size. The greenhouse and seed bank hold over 1,800 species of plants.
Coordinates: 40°11?59?N 85°24?57?W / 40.1996°N 85.4159°W