For 100 years Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse (HPCG) was where plants were grown to fill our parks, children came to learn about gardening and residents
grew orchids and cacti plants that fascinated park visitors. The HPCG committee's original plan was to restore the greenhouse structures and host garden programming activities for the community.
However, we eventually found out that extensive environmental remediation was needed. We also realized that today's materials would afford us a more robust and faster-built facility, so we will be
recreating greenhouses in order to achieve our mission. We are well on our way to honor this wonderful historic facility with a modern version within Hudson Park. Our committee is dedicated to making Hudson Park Children's Greenhouse a center that will provide horticultural programs for children and the whole community of New Rochelle.
Support us to make this happen.
This is an elevation rendering of an early plan to restore the greenhouses. Now we will instead replace the greenhouses in another location in the park.
The goal of HPCG is to create a sustainable and vibrant greenhouse and activities program. Our plan is to create community greenhouses in Hudson Park and host garden programming activities for the community. This initiative will enhance the development of Hudson Park, New Rochelle and Long Island Sound’s coastline for the enjoyment and benefit of New Rochelle’s children and community. This will provide a tremendous resource to the community and will inspire future improvements throughout Hudson Park. Greenhouse visitors will learn about horticulture, propagation, nutrition, and they will experience beauty.
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Mayor of New Rochelle
Millie and her volunteer army are working to restore a unique piece of New Rochelle’s history and make it once again a shining gem for our community.
The work that I do at HPCG has added so much satisfaction to my retirement. For me this is a volunteer activity and the reward is watching the children learn and enjoy the world around them.
Charles B. Strome III
City Manager of City of New Rochelle
Both the City Administration and the City Council have demonstrated support for this project
Concerned citizens want to preserve the history of Hudson Park, and educate the community on sustainable living.