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Callaway's New Sibley Center has energy ideas home greenhouse planners can use
The spectacular new $5 million conservatory at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Ga., is more than a floral showcase. It is a demonstration of several advanced concepts of energy conservation and solar use that will be watched eagerly and studiously by people involved in greenhouse design, including home gardeners. Some of the ideas deserve trial on a home greenhouse scale.
The landscape architect, Robert Marvin, set out to "introduce people to nature' in the overall 5-acre design, which merges outdoor gardens with those indoors. In the process he and the other designers incorporated many energy-related ideas using state of the art materials and systems.
The entire Sibley Center …