Marsh Botanical Garden

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Marsh Botanical Garden
The Desert House hosts a variety of succulents and cacti native to arid regions.

The Marsh Botanical Garden (8 acres) is a botanical garden, arboretum, and greenhouses located on the Yale University campus at 277 Mansfield Street, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

The Garden began in 1899 when paleontologist Othniel Marsh (Yale B.A. 1860) bequeathed his home, grounds, greenhouses and plant collections to the University. The botanical garden was designed by landscape architect Beatrix Farrand during the 1920s and 1930s as part of her design for the Yale campus. Today the Garden supports research and instruction, and is a public greenspace. Only remnants of Farrand's design remain, although restoration work has begun. The greenhouses contain a desert collection, an orchid room, an extensive collection of plants from tropical regions, and an insectivorous collection.

It has four collections including, the Tropical Collection, The Desert House, Carnivorous Plants and the Outdoors. There are four full-time employees and a part-time staff member. The manager is Eric Larson

The property as a whole, including the Othniel C. Marsh House building which is architecturally significant, is a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

The Desert House was designed by Eric Larson and Dave Garinger
This member of the Cactaceae family is native to Argentina.
A classic NASA study demonstrates that owning around 15 hefty plants can reduce most house toxins.

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Coordinates: 41°19′19″N 72°55′30″W / 41.3219°N 72.9249°W / 41.3219; -72.9249