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Posted by David in Design

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. […]

Posted by David in Design

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 […]

Posted by Paskett in Design

Linda Lane

Scandinavia is proving to be one of the most popular export markets for the quintessentially English looking Griffin Glasshouses. Since appointing the Stockholm-based Vansta Trädgård as its agents for the region in February 2018, sales have increased annually and, despite concerns over Brexit, they believe 2019 will be a record year. Vansta Trädgård’s CEO, Berenike […]

Posted by Paskett in Design, News

Patients at a spinal injury unit in Shropshire can now learn gardening skills and enjoy peace and quiet away from the busy wards thanks to a new, specially designed garden. The Griffin glasshouse is the focal point of growing at the new Horatio’s Garden at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries at the Robert Jones […]

Hampton Court Flower Show: Stand HC519 Visitors to the Griffin Glasshouses stand at Hampton Court’s RHS Flower Show will see an array of beautiful abstract floral paintings from an internationally recognised artist, Clare Hooper, complimenting each bespoke greenhouse displayed this year. Clare Hooper is a contemporary floral artist who achieves the transmission of vitality, speed […]

Posted by Paskett in Customers, Design, National Garden Scheme

Wheelchair friendly greenhouse at Stoke Mandeville

The wheelchair friendly greenhouse that forms a centre piece of a recuperation garden at the Stoke Mandeville Spinal Injury Centre has been welcomed as a key element in the new facility. Dr Olivia Chapple, the Founder and Chair of Trustees for the Horatio’s Garden Trust, told Linda Lane, Griffin’s Managing Director, that it provides a […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, Design, Maintenance, News, Tips

Traditional greenhouse in the snow

When the crisp autumnal mornings have past, and the long, hot days of summer are distant memories, the winter blues can often set in. Particularly for gardeners. A greenhouse can be a great way to keep green-fingers working all year round by extending the growing season and offering protection to plants. Winter needn’t mean the […]

Posted by Sharon in Customers, Design, Sustainability

Butterfly house in Portsmouth Hampshire

Specialist greenhouse designer and manufacturer Griffin Glasshouses is celebrating being nominated in the Best New Building category in the Portsmouth Society Design Awards. The recognition comes for the Butterfly House that it created for the Cumberland House Natural History Museum in Portsmouth and which opened to the public in August 2017. The project saw the […]