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Ella Morris and Muessel-Ellison Botanical Conservatories
and Potawatomi Greenhouse

Since the 1920's the Potawatomi Greenhouses have given the area flowers and plants to enjoy year round.  The addition of the Ella Morris and Muessel-Ellison Botanical conservatories in 1963 and 1967 included a tropical and more people friendly area for all to enjoy.  The Arizona Desert Dome was completed in 1973.  Many types of cacti and succulents give a feel of the arid southwest to visitors.  Century plants and a large Monkey Puzzle tree stand out in this collection of desert oddities.

Potawatomi Greenhouses
Eight growing houses are used to grow flowers and plants for three seasonal flower shows and to supply the conservatories.  These houses are packed in April and May with thousands of annuals to plant in South Bend parks, the zoo, golf courses and fire stations.  Several other city sites are supplied with the plants to help brighten South Bend through the spring and summer seasons.

Tropical Plants at the ConservatoryElla Morris Conservatory
This conservatory hosts a meeting room filled with tropicals and flowering plants of the current season.  The lush jungle feel of the Morris Conservatory with its large rubber trees, bamboo and citrus trees, invites visitors to explore nature's beauty.

Muessel-Ellison Conservatory
The relaxing sound of a small waterfall surrounded by bougainvillea, bird of paradise and many other exotic plants make this room a favorite site for weddings and photographers.

Potawatomi Greenhouse
2105 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, Indiana
(574) 235-9442

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