There is a preconceived notion that greenhouses are only suitable for rural or agricultural areas, but greenhouses are well suited to urban areas, as well. City residents have an opportunity to join the every growing horticultural community known as: urban gardening. There are magazines, blogs, and books dedicated to urban gardening.
A greenhouse is normally smaller in scale when located in an urban area, as compared to a rural setting. The reduced size means the space allocation inside the greenhouse becomes more creative and specifically planned. The framework of an urban greenhouse will be constructed out of durable aluminum that will not rot, rust, warp, or require constant finish maintenance. Solar Innovations, Inc. offers seven standard colors. Custom colors are available for an additional price.
An urban greenhouse can be located in many locations. Townships can own a greenhouse in a public park or botanical garden. Private organizations also purchase greenhouses as a group effort. Commercial businesses utilize greenhouses as store fronts to sell produce and flowers. A greenhouse can also be purchased by a private individual and placed atop a roof or balcony; allowing for year-round gardening in an urban environment.