Arthur and Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory

Arthur and Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory, circa 2010

The Arthur and Phyllis Kaplan Orchid Conservatory contains the largest public orchid collection in Hampton Roads and is located between the Pretlow Planetarium and the Oceanography and Physical Sciences Building) on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU).

History

Opened in April 2008, the orchid conservatory was named in honor of Norfolk physician Arthur Kaplan and his wife who donated their collection of approximately 1,000 rare plants to ODU. The 3,000-square-foot conservatory houses five greenhouses, including a display house with a waterfall and pool, a potting room, and space for faculty and students to conduct research.

Resources

  1. Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529.
  2. ODU Photographic Collection, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections, Old Dominion University Libraries.
  3. Building the University, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Exhibit, 2005.

References

  1. Bookman, Steven and Jessica Ritchie. Old Dominion University: A Campus History Series.  Arcadia Publishing. Charleston, South Carolina, 2017.
Sidebar