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Posted: Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:00 pm | Updated: 10:48 am, Thu May 10, 2012.

City officials, civic leaders and residents cheered the reopening of the Forest Park greenhouse on Monday, five years after renovations began at the facility built in 1905.

Parks Department officials said the greenhouse is expected to grow about 250,000 plants annually —up from 200,000 five years ago. The perennials, annuals and tropical plants will be shipped to parks and other green spaces across the borough, and throughout the city.

Six gardeners and two assistant gardeners tend to the Queens greenhouse, which produces more plants than any other site in the city, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski said.

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