FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2014
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Town Obtains $250,000 Grant for New Greenhouse at Clark Botanic Garden
Albertson, NY – The cold weather took its toll on greenhouses across Long Island this winter, but help is on the way for the Town of North Hempstead. North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilman Peter Zuckerman recently announced that the Town has received a $250,000 grant from the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) to construct a new greenhouse at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson.
“This brand new greenhouse will allow us to beautify Clark Botanic Garden, and add to the native flowers and plants that already make Clark Garden one of the most aesthetically pleasing sites in the Town of North Hempstead,” Supervisor Bosworth said.
Plans for the new greenhouse include two individual sections that will allow for different climate settings to help accommodate a variety of plants showcased at Clark Garden and at parks across the Town of North Hempstead. The new structure will be more than double the size of the current greenhouse, which will also remain on the grounds. Construction is slated to begin later this year.
Councilman Zuckerman is excited about this new project and said, “Clark Botanic Garden is an important part of both Albertson and the Town of North Hempstead. The addition of the greenhouse will help us continue to enhance the beauty of our parks.”
Bosworth and Zuckerman also thanked New York State Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel for sponsoring this grant.
Clark Botanic Garden has 12 acres of labeled gardens, trees, ponds and streams. It plays host to some of the Town’s biggest events including the EcoFest, Spooky Walk and Winter Wonderland celebrations.
Clark Botanic Garden