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Lyman Estate Greenhouses win preservation grants

September 7, 2016

Lyman Estate Greenhouse interior

Historic New England recently secured two grants to support a $335,000 preservation project at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses in Waltham, Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts Historical Commission awarded a $50,000 matching grant from the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund. The City of Waltham awarded a $165,900 grant from the Community Preservation Act Fund.

The work will help preserve the character-defining features in these fragile glass structures, which are among the oldest surviving greenhouses in the United States; provide adequate ventilation and more reliable heat for the historic plant collections; and deliver better service to the nearly 10,000 individuals who visit the greenhouses every year.

The Lyman Estate Greenhouses are part of the Lyman Estate, one of dozens of historic properties owned and operated by Historic New England. The greenhouse complex consists of an 1804 grape house, 1820 camellia house, 1840 orchid house, and a 1930 sales greenhouse. Visit the greenhouses to shop, explore, and get expert advice from our staff.

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Lyman Estate Greenhouses win preservation grants