Chief Minister Stanhope has the thrilling news that with the labour of apprentice carpenters, the Yarralumla Nursery is going to restore the second of two heritage glasshouses.
“Apprentice carpenters from the Master Builders Group Training completed the restoration on one of Yarralumla Nursery’s oldest glasshouses earlier this year and have now begun restoration work on the second glasshouse,” Mr Stanhope said.
“The work will include rebuilding the timber frames, reinstalling the glass and original frames, installing irrigation (recycled water) and thermal screens.
“The carpentry work is expected to be completed this month and the glasshouse work by March 2011.”
The glasshouses were built over 80 years ago and were traditionally constructed of a brick base and timber upper frame supporting glazing bars and glass sheets.
The nursery is a business unit of the ACT Government.