Longwood Nursery Production Greenhouse
Longwood’s newest greenhouse, the 80,948 SF facility, accounts for 60 percent of Longwood’s crop production.
LocationKennett Square, PA
Project TypeCM w/ a GMP
Design ProfessionalHeckendorn Shiles Architects & Pennoni
Bancroft completed construction for Longwood Gardens on this 65,348 SF greenhouse and 15,600 SF headhouse along Route 1 in Kennett Square, PA. The unique structural design for one-half of the greenhouse utilizes an open-roof “cabrio” design to allow the roof to slide completely open for an optimal indoor climate. The other half features individual vents for ventilation and evaporative cooling, which optimizes temperature control. The facility also features a 580-foot-long custom conveyor system and a built-in water system for growing hanging baskets. Built of steel and tempered glass, the new facility accounts for 60 percent of Longwood’s crop production.
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