Bill Nerison and Brenda Oviatt, owners of Botanica Ltd., endeavor to raise awareness of the ongoing loss of natural habitat around the world by offering seed grown species that originate from domestic culture. Ex-situ conservation and propagation are ways of protecting an endangered species by growing it in a safe location - away from its natural environment. It can also help take pressure off the native populations by reducing collecting. Their passion and efforts focus especially on angraecoids; primarily from Africa and Madagascar. They also grow many other wonderful orchid species and many tillandsias. Yes, the greenhouse is in Missoula Montana - a corner of paradise!
A typical summer view of the greenhouse with the citrus on the patio.
The greenhouse, designed by Bill Nerison, in the midst of winter.