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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).
Expanded Description:

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 Strybing Arboretum nursery - San Francisco, California view gallery

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Greenhouses and NurseriesStrybing Arboretum nursery - San Francisco, California

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Greenhouses and nursery area for plant propagation for the Botanical Gardens

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hotshoe

location: California

date approved: 3/25/2009

last visited: never

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Greenhouses and NurseriesRainforests of the World - California Academy of Science - San Francisco, CA

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Housed inside a 90 foot diameter glass sphere, the Rainforests of the World display in the California Academy of Science, is home to some unique plants and animals.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone

location: California

date approved: 12/9/2008

last visited: 3/18/2011

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Greenhouses and NurseriesConservatory of Flowers - San Francisco, CA

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Golden Gate Park's Conservatory of Flowers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 11/20/2008

last visited: 2/28/2015

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Greenhouses and NurseriesAlcatraz Island Greenhouse - San Francisco, CA

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This greenhouse is in the garden area of Alcatraz Island. The area around the greenhouse was closed when I was there.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 5/10/2012

last visited: 4/29/2014

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NN14.6 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesGreen Jeans Garden Supply - Mill Valley, CA

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Green Jeans Garden Supply sells a variety of plants, soils and garden supplies for the home gardener.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 9/23/2012

last visited: never

Image for Yabusaki's Dwight Way Nursery - Berkeley, Californiaview gallery

NENE19 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesYabusaki's Dwight Way Nursery - Berkeley, California

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Small, family-owned nursery on Dwight between 10th and 9th Streets

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 5/22/2008

last visited: never

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NENE19.3 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesEast Bay Nursery

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Located at 2332 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, this is one of the largest and oldest nurseries in Berkeley with an excellent collection of trees.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 5/26/2008

last visited: never

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NENE21.1 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesBerkeley Horticulture Nursery

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Founded in 1922, "Berkeley Hort" is a huge nursery taking up almost an entire city block on McGee Street near Hopkins in north Berkeley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 6/7/2008

last visited: 9/12/2014

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NENE23.5 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesAnnie's Annuals - Richmond California

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Huge wholesaler and retailer of perennials and annuals located in industrial Richmond. A dangerous place for the gardener!

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Squirreleen

location: California

date approved: 7/2/2008

last visited: never

Image for Cypress Flower Farm - Moss Beach, CAview gallery

SS27.4 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesCypress Flower Farm - Moss Beach, CA

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The Cypress Flower Farm in Moss Beach, California grows plants that thrive in a coastal climate and cut flowers to sell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 10/22/2009

last visited: never

Image for Filoli Garden Shop and Greenhouses - Woodside, CAview gallery

SESE35.9 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesFiloli Garden Shop and Greenhouses - Woodside, CA

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The nursery/garden shop and greenhouse at Filoli.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/23/2012

last visited: never

Image for Six Flags Greenhouse - Vallejo, CAview gallery

NENE46.2 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesSix Flags Greenhouse - Vallejo, CA

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A greenhouse and butterfly house in Six Flags in Vallejo, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/3/2012

last visited: never

Image for Summer Winds Nursery - Mountain View, CAview gallery

SESE55.5 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesSummer Winds Nursery - Mountain View, CA

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The Summer Winds Nursery in Mountain View, CA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/10/2013

last visited: never

Image for Phoebe Garden Greenhouse  - Cupertino, CAview gallery

SESE58.3 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesPhoebe Garden Greenhouse - Cupertino, CA

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A small greenhouse at the Phoebe Garden community gardens at Deer Hollow Farm in Cupertino.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/28/2012

last visited: never

Image for Summer Winds Nursery - Santa Clara, CAview gallery

SESE63.2 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesSummer Winds Nursery - Santa Clara, CA

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A new nursery in Santa Clara.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/20/2011

last visited: never

Image for Winchester Mystery House Greenhouse  - San Jose, CAview gallery

SESE67.8 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesWinchester Mystery House Greenhouse - San Jose, CA

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A ornate greenhouse at Winchester Mystery House in San Jose.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/19/2013

last visited: 6/29/2012

Image for San Jose City College Greenhouse - San Jose, CAview gallery

SESE69.2 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesSan Jose City College Greenhouse - San Jose, CA

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An educational greenhouse on the campus of San Jose City College in San Jose, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/30/2012

last visited: never

Image for Summer Winds Nursery - Campbell, CAview gallery

SESE71.1 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesSummer Winds Nursery - Campbell, CA

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Summer Winds Nursery is located in Campbell, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ucdvicky

location: California

date approved: 9/10/2007

last visited: 3/18/2011

Image for Mathey's Nursery - San Jose, CAview gallery

SESE73.1 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesMathey's Nursery - San Jose, CA

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Mathey's Nursery is a large nursery in east San Jose on San Jose Ave.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 10/15/2013

last visited: never

Image for History Park Greenhouse - San Jose, CAview gallery

SESE73.4 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesHistory Park Greenhouse - San Jose, CA

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A greenhouse in a community garden at History Park in San Jose, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/29/2014

last visited: never

Image for Summer Winds Nursery - San Jose, CAview gallery

SESE76.8 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesSummer Winds Nursery - San Jose, CA

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This is one of six Summer Winds Nurseries around San Jose, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 3/1/2011

last visited: 5/23/2013

Image for Luther Burbank Garden green house - Santa Rosa, CAview gallery

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Greenhouses and NurseriesLuther Burbank Garden green house - Santa Rosa, CA

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A nice greenhouse in the Luther Burbank Garden in Santa Rosa. The garden is a state and national historical landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 9/26/2008

last visited: 10/10/2008

Image for Almaden Valley Nursery - San Jose, CAview gallery

SESE79 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesAlmaden Valley Nursery - San Jose, CA

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Almaden Valley Nursery, owned by Matt Lepow, started as a small family business in 1975.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 3/16/2009

last visited: never

Image for God's Little Acre Nursery - San Jose, CAview gallery

SESE85.1 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesGod's Little Acre Nursery - San Jose, CA

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God's Little Acre Nursery is located in the Almaden Valley area of San Jose, CA

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 4/13/2009

last visited: never

Image for Johnson Garden Center - Morgan Hill, CAview gallery

SESE103.5 km

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Greenhouses and NurseriesJohnson Garden Center - Morgan Hill, CA

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A public nursery in Morgan Hill, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 1/16/2013

last visited: never

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