The Durfee Conservatory
Durfee Conservatory


The Durfee Conservatory, located on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus and established in 1867, has a rich history.

Tucked away in a hustling and bustling campus of over 25,000 students, this greenhouse complex is a sanctuary of calm and serenity. In sunny weather students sit and read in the outside gardens. In the biting cold of winter, many take a few minutes on their way to class, to warm themselves in the ‘rainforest’ room.

Check out our videos of the Durfee Conservatory:
Video 1
Video 2


The Conservatory will be closed from Wednesday, June 29th to Monday, July 4th. The Conservatory will re-open on Tuesday, July 5th.


Durfee Conservatory 150th brochure (pdf)

Visit Us

Durfee Conservatory
210 Stockbridge Road
Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-5234
Open Monday - Friday
10:00 - 4:00

  • Durfee Conservatory Door K. Carroll
  • Roses at Durfee Conservatory
  • Passion Flower at Durfee Conservatory
  • Greenhouse at Durfee Conservatory
  • Rainforest at Durfee Conservatory

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