For Earth Day, tours given of new downtown greenhouse in Aurora

  • Perennial plants are grown in Aurora's new greenhouse for planting across the downtown area.

    Perennial plants are grown in Aurora's new greenhouse for planting across the downtown area. Courtesy of Aurora Downtown

 
 
Posted4/22/2022 10:56 PM

Aurora Downtown recently hosted a morning mixer at the city's new greenhouse located just south of downtown.

The event welcomed downtown business owners, friends, and staff, who gathered for coffee and doughnuts to tour the facility.

 
Aurora Downtown's Streetscape Committee helped fund some of the new greenhouse's movable aluminum planting tables.
Aurora Downtown's Streetscape Committee helped fund some of the new greenhouse's movable aluminum planting tables. - Courtesy of Aurora Downtown

Surrounded by a variety of plant types, attendees were able to learn more about other local businesses and the efforts that are being made to create more green spaces across downtown Aurora.

The plants currently being grown in the greenhouse are primarily perennials and nearly all of them will be planted across the downtown area.

Aurora has a new greenhouse located just south of downtown.
Aurora has a new greenhouse located just south of downtown. - Courtesy of Aurora Downtown

A few of the larger plants will remain and be propagated to continue to create more supply to beautify the city.

Next year the horticulturists are hoping to grow some annuals as well and maximize the space inside the greenhouse.

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The greenhouse, headed by Cathy Hayen, has been in action for just over a year, but has been in the works for much longer.

After two years of trying to find a location, the city came together to bring the dream of a greenhouse into reality.

Aurora Downtown's Streetscape Committee assisted in funding some of the greenhouse's movable aluminum planting tables.

Perennial plants are grown in Aurora's new greenhouse for planting across the downtown area.
Perennial plants are grown in Aurora's new greenhouse for planting across the downtown area. - Courtesy of Aurora Downtown

Aurora Downtown will host a planting day on Wednesday, May 18, with the city's Downtown Services Team led by Abby Schuler.

Community members will gather to plant downtown flower pots.

For more information, contact info@auroradowntown.org.

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