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This category waymarks all types of greenhouses including large commercial / agricultural operations or small sales centres. Greenhouses also includes places that specialty plants are grown for public display or for education such as Universities. This includes commercial nurseries where the greenhouse is provided by mother nature (i.e. no building). This category is not for private greenhouses unless clearly open to the public or where the greenhouse is not the primary business (eg Walmart).
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A greenhouse, glasshouse or hothouse is a building where plants are cultivated. A greenhouse is a building or structure that has a glass or plastic roof and walls. They heat up because incoming solar radiation from the sun warms plants, soil, and other things inside the building.

Greenhouses range in size from large multi-sectioned buildings or complexes to the small shed-like structure.

Uses
Greenhouses are often used for growing flowers, vegetables, fruits, and specialty plants where exposure to the outdoors would limit or prevent growth.

For gardeners, many vegetables and flowers are grown in greenhouses in late winter and early spring, then transplanted outside as the weather warms. Started plants are usually available for gardeners in farmers' markets or commercial greenhouses or garden centres at transplanting time.

Greenhouses are increasingly important in the food supply of high latitude countries. The largest greenhouse complex in the world is in Willcox, Arizona, USA where 262 acres of tomatoes and cucumbers are entirely grown under glass (Wikipedia). A large community greenhouse in Inuvik, which, at 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle, is thought to be the world's most northerly commercial operation and Canada's only community hothouse.

History
The first modern greenhouses were built in Italy to house exotic plants that explorers brought back from the tropics. They were originally called giardini botanici (botanical gardens). This concept spread throughout Europe, along with the plants. Some of these early attempts required enormous amounts of work to close up at night or to winterize. There were serious problems with providing adequate and balanced heat in these early greenhouses.

Originally on the estates of the rich, with the growth of the science of botany greenhouses spread to the universities. The British some times called their greenhouses conservatories, since they conserved the plants. The French called their first greenhouses orangeries, since they were used to protect orange trees from freezing. As pineapples became popular pineries were built.

Mother Nature's Greenhouse
Nurseries use mother nature's greenhouse to grow plants for, typically, retail sale to the general public. Nurseries may also be larger operations supplying the needs of commercial landscapers, institutions or municipalities. Plants grown in nurseries are typically propogated from seedlings to more mature plants that are hardy enough to be transplanted.

Instructions for Posting a Greenhouses and Nurseries Waymark:
Photos are required as part of this waymark category.

The primary photo for submitting a waymark is of the building or nursery. In addition, a clear photo of the sign associated with the greenhouse or nursery is required.

Photos of the interior of the greenhouse are worth additional points.
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Image for Paul's Nursery - Fulton, New Yorkview gallery

NWNW11.9 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesPaul's Nursery - Fulton, New York

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This is Paul's Nursery, located on Wilcox Road, a couple miles South of the City of Fulton, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy

location: New York

date approved: 9/23/2007

last visited: 9/23/2007

Image for Cross Creek Nursery - Manlius, NYview gallery

SESE37.2 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesCross Creek Nursery - Manlius, NY

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"Cross Creek Nursery has been growing and providing quality trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials to homeowners and contractors throughout the Eastern suburbs of Syracuse, NY for nearly 50 years."

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 7/24/2017

last visited: never

Image for Dolly's Flower Box - Clyde, New Yorkview gallery

WW51.3 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesDolly's Flower Box - Clyde, New York

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Dolly's Flower Box is a small greenhouse and flower shop located on West Genesee Street, on the west side of the Village of Clyde, New York.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy

location: New York

date approved: 7/24/2008

last visited: never

Image for Sonnenberg Gardens Conservatory and greenhouses - Canandaigua, NYview gallery

SWSW88.5 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesSonnenberg Gardens Conservatory and greenhouses - Canandaigua, NY

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The greenhouses and conservatory on the Sonnenberg estate are extensive. The are the first thing you see from the admissions booth at this private estate turned public park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme

location: New York

date approved: 7/14/2013

last visited: never

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NN116 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesPotter's Nurseries - Kingston, Ontario

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Located at 690 Golden Mile Road near Bath & Days Road in Kingston, Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member mTn_biKer65

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/19/2013

last visited: 5/11/2016

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SS122.5 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesNanticoke Gardens - Endicott, NY

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"Serving the Binghamton Area Since 1973 at 1543 Union Center Maine Highway, Endicott, NY, 13760"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 5/18/2015

last visited: never

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SS125.2 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesTioga Gardens - Owego, NY

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Tioga Gardens sells plants but they also have demonstration gardens and a greenhouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 12/1/2014

last visited: never

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SS126.2 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesFarmer Brown - Apalachin, NY

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This location sells plants in season. Their season in 2016 was from April 29 to September 30. They work out of several greenhouses.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 2/13/2017

last visited: never

Image for Binghamton University Greenhouse - Vestal, NYview gallery

SS127.9 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesBinghamton University Greenhouse - Vestal, NY

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The greenhouse attached to the Science III building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 11/27/2014

last visited: never

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