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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Groden Greenhouse Stocked with Seasonal Greenery

Browse a selection of gorgeous red, marble and white poinsettias and other seasonal greenery at the Groden Greenhouse at the North Burial Ground, in Providence. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Groden Network offers support to individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For more than 20 years, it has partnered with the City of Providence’s Parks Department to operate a full-service greenhouse that gives developmentally and intellectually disabled clients a chance to learn and sample a variety of vocational skills.

Adult clients from the network’s Cove Center run the entire operation including planting, watering, floral arranging, customer service and everything else that goes into producing incredible seasonal plants. This work gives them purpose and the independence that comes from earning a paycheck. 

Houseplants and floral arrangements are available throughout the year. Already this year, Groden Greenhouse floral arrangements have graced functions at The State House and Providence City Hall.

Cost: Poinsettias are $15 each. Wholesale orders are available. Location: 5 Branch Ave., Providence, RI. For more information, call 401-421-9780 or visit