A Community Rental Greenhouse program in Edgerton Park
was established in 1981 to provide area residents with
winter gardening opportunities from October to June.
The four-wing greenhouse complex saw major renovations
over a seven-year period starting in 1993 with masonry
restoration in the Crosby Conservatory.
By 1998 two
wings with 200 spaces were serving the Community
Greenhouse program. At present, the south wing, which
is humidified, is ideal for growing orchids, while the
dry east wing is used for tropicals and indoor plants.
Space is limited and wait-listing is encouraged. A
seasonal lease for the first space is $80 plus $70 for
each additional space. The greenhouses are at 75 Cliff
Street, New Haven. For details or to put your name on
the waiting list, contact contact Joe Linger at email@example.com.