Botanical conservatories serve to engender a sense of awe and appreciation for the natural world through aesthetic living displays of plants. Conservatories are a feast for the senses. Visitors can enjoy the sound of crashing waterfalls amid lush and fragrant exotic plants from around the world, all housed in soaring architecture of glass and steel. Conservatories have sparked fascination and wonder throughout their history, from the common gardener, to academics, to the royal patrons of plant exploration. The Caine Conservatory at High Point University will further this botanical legacy by bringing a new tropical oasis to campus and the surrounding Triad community.

The Caine Conservatory in the Wanek School of Natural Sciences at High Point University represents a space for inter-disciplinary experiential learning. It provides a place of tranquility for the campus community as the crown jewel of the Mariana H. Qubein Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. The Georgian-themed conservatory is made up of 15,000 square feet of growing space under a 60’ glass roof. The conservatory has increased plant diversity on campus with the inclusion of hundreds of new plant specimen from tropical, subtropical, and desert environments. The Conservatory includes a main tropical display house, a working production greenhouse, an arid plants greenhouse, a classroom, and a new eatery, The Butterfly Café.

Finally, the Caine Conservatory was made possible by a generous gift from Donald R. and Teresa B. Caine. We are fortunate to have their support as we grow our diverse campus landscape and academic programs in the years to come.

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Dr. Jason D. Lattier | Director of the Caine Conservatory

One University Parkway, High Point, NC 27268

Office: Wanek Science 401