A lean-to glasshouse or orangery is a wonderful option if you have a high wall. The wall collects and stores the sun’s heat during the day and then emits this at night which helps maintain the glasshouse temperature. Our beautifully designed lean-to glasshouses and orangeries usually have full length ventilation to the ridge as well as side ventilators to maximise air circulation. The size of a lean-to glasshouse is governed by the height of the high wall. In general, for a width of 2.4m (8 feet) the wall will need to be at least 3.2m (10 feet 6 inches) high. If your wall isn’t high enough, then a ¾ span (also known as an offset ridge) is a very attractive alternative.
Griffin’s glasshouses offer these gardener-friendly features:
- The beauty of wood without the maintenance headaches.
- Maximum ventilation so that your plants won’t dry out or suffer the effects of humidity.
- Large covered water storage tanks so that you can store clean soft rainwater inside your glasshouse for watering your plants without shocking the roots at the height of summer.
- Flexible shelving and benching to accommodate changes to your growing schemes.
- Cold frames with lids especially designed not to lift off in high winds.
- Doors designed to fit a wheelbarrow.