Our greenhouses are used to teach work skills to the students who attend our program as well as provide another means to help the Murray Greenhouse be self sustained.
We plant many different flowers and plants in the early spring each year to sell to the public, starting with cold starts (Lettuces, Kale, Spinach, Chard, etc.), which can be planted in your gardens in April. By May we have many varieties of vegetables (tomatoes are our specialty!) to be planted in gardens. We also have all the favorite varieties of annual and perennial bedding flowers available as well as a variety of herbs. See a detailed list of both vegetables and flowers and our prices! For the past two years, Murray City has contracted with our greenhouse to grow many of the plants for their city. This has been a big undertaking but brings in extra proceeds that benefit our Foundation.
How They Benefit our Participants
During planting season our participants have the opportunity to work in our greenhouse as needed. They are paid "Greenhouse Dollars" for the hours worked. Once a month they get to spend their money in our "Greenhouse Store." The Store is one of the most exciting things they have at the Greenhouse. This program was designed to help teach the benefits of working, earning and spending money while continuing to learn the skill of gardening. When planting season is over we still offer others ways for the students to continue to earn “Greenhouse dollars” so that the money program continues year round.
The Greenhouse also specializes in PLANTERS for your yard. You can buy already planted ones from us or bring in your own pots in March and April, purchase flowers you want in them and we will do the work for you as well as take care of them until early May when they are grown and beautiful! You will be charged a $10.00 planting fee per pot plus the cost of flowers and soil.
Our Master Gardener
“HI, I’m David Neeley. I am helping with the greenhouse part of the Murray Greenhouse program. Now recently retired from Jordan School District, I developed and ran the South Valley School Greenhouse program for the past 30 years. I have spent my career working with special needs students and have learned a little bit about plants and greenhouses along the way. I look forward to assisting the Murray Greenhouse program for many years to come. With both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Special Education, I truly enjoy working with the participants and helping them grow through gardening.”
Most Popular Plants
Our most popular plants are cold starts, our tomatoes (heirloom and hybrid), vegetables, herbs, and a large variety of bedding flowers.
To get exactly what you want, it's always best to buy early as some varieties have limited supplies!