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Glasshouse delayed but still on its way

04 Feb 2013

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Despite some unanticipated delays, the team behind the Harbour Esplanade glasshouse say the project will soon be realised.

The glasshouse, or “Hortus” as it will be called, is a temporary activation project being developed by a group called Utopian Folk and funded by Places Victoria.

It will feature an edible plant installation and an outdoor environment that is hoped to activate the esplanade.

The glasshouse was originally scheduled to open in September last year however a combination of factors, including obtaining a permit to operate on crown land, delayed the project.

Utopian Folk’s Christie Petsinis said due to the innovative and unique nature of the project they were unable to foresee some of the delays encountered.   

Utopian Folk now expect Hortus to open in autumn.

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