March 6th, 2019

Gage Park Greenhouse

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The Gage Park Greenhouse grand opening takes place on March 21st, 2019. The project represents an exciting addition to the heritage landscape of Gage Park and revitalization of this cultural landmark. The greenhouse, located at the south end of the park in East Hamilton, is one of the largest facilities of its kind in Ontario and supports the City’s substantial collection of subtropical plants, rare species, and soaring palm trees. Admission to the greenhouse is free.

The new 14,000 square-foot, fully accessible structure is a creative combination of pre-engineered envelope components and glulam wooden beams, a structural design that pays homage to the origins of teak greenhouses popular in the 19th century.

Inside the greenhouse plants have 46 feet to grow, triple the height of the old space. The collection includes queen palms, wine palms and traveller palms, bananas, ferns, bamboo and jasmine. In the citrus grove figs, tangerines, mangoes, pineapples, passion fruit, coffee and sugar cane are grouped together. The greenhouse will not only be home to plants, visitors will also find a turtle pond, fish pond, waterfall, diamond doves and button-quail. The bird colony acting as insect patrol in the facility.

Drew Hauser, Director at mcCallumSather says: “Design projects, such as the Gage Park Subtropical Greenhouse, engage and transform our community.  The greenhouse represents an important milestone in the revitalization of Gage Park. We are excited the new facility will provide residents a free accessible opportunity to experience a specialized subtropical environment that offers respite from a busy urban centre.”

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Read more about the Gage Park Greenhouse project here.