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Greenhouse improvements start at The Living Rainforest

The Living Rainforest, a tropical ecological centre located near Reading that is funded by the ReDiscover Project, will be host to the scaffolders in order for one of its two greenhouses to be cleaned and its thermal screens replaced. The centre will be closing between September 1 and 30 while the essential work is carried out on Amazonica house, The Living Rainforest’s recreation of the riverbanks and forest clearings of a real rainforest.

The thermal screens are an integral part of the design of the greenhouse, providing the shading that enables the plants to thrive, and maintaining the temperature balance of the environment. The shiny and improved greenhouse will be unveiled when The Living Rainforest reopens on October 1.

“It is very important that our greenhouses are kept at the optimum temperature and light levels,” said Karl Hansen, director at The Living Rainforest. “This maintenance is a major undertaking and we feel that the best way to address it is to close down for a month, and so ensure that when we reopen The Living Rainforest is a perfect environment for both our inhabitants and our visitors.”

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