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The month of May is always eagerly anticipated by people who just love going to flower shows. RHS Chelsea is the ultimate highlight of the flower show circuit each year, with tickets selling like hot cakes for the very limited gate numbers that are allowed through into the site. What the RHS Chelsea Hospital site lacks […]

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In this feature article, we celebrate the work of both our own team at Griffin Glasshouses and the team at Chilstone who each contributed to the beautiful garden at Pashley Manor. Chilstone have put together this piece on the history of the garden and the features that have been added to it over the years. […]

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virtual flower show

Dibleys Nurseries are hosting a Virtual Flower Show in April 2021 and Griffin Glasshouses are signed up and ready to take part! Over the 17th and 18th of April you’ll be able to walk through those virtual doors and take a look around the Virtual Floral Hall or find Griffin Glasshouses in the Sales Tent. There […]

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plant heritage

Griffin Glasshouses have been proud sponsors of Plant Heritage since 2016, offering support by sponsoring their Directory, which has just been published for 2021. We believe in giving back where we can. As well as supporting the National Gardens Scheme with proceeds from the sales of our NGS collection of glasshouses, we also offer support […]

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If you are an alpine enthusiast, you’ll be interested in reading the latest feature article on the Alpine Garden Society website.  The feature looks at the specific needs of some alpines, where the help of a glasshouse is needed in order to survive and thrive in the UK. Although alpine plants grow in wide-open spaces […]

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Many people with a high garden wall ask if their site is suitable for a lean-to greenhouse design. Building a modern or Victorian greenhouse against a wall offers a range of benefits: the heat retention in the walls means that there is less glass ensuring reduced heat loss in the winter months and therefore less […]

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victorian greenhouse in winter

Whilst the garden sleeps in winter, those with grand garden designs for the coming growing season can use the time to plan hard landscaping changes in their gardens. There is the opportunity to see the garden’s structure with all the leaves off the trees, shrubs and hedging, and whilst the herbaceous plants have died back. […]

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Griffin Glasshouses strives to design greenhouses in keeping with the surroundings. Whether it be a listed building or a modern eco-house, we create our greenhouses according to the unique traits of every property.    Traditionally, Victorian greenhouses had steeper roof pitches with fairly narrow glazing. Glass was only made in short, narrow sheets and it […]