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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 […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, Design, Maintenance, News

Large Victorian greenhouse

Glasshouses have long been a sign of status and luxury. Traditionally glasshouses were built to serve a purpose when used to home exotic plants and create climates they were familiar with. They were a purely functional space for growing plants and providing a means of protection and climate control for plants to thrive. In time, […]

Posted by Sharon in Customers, News

National Garden Scheme greenhouse Tarragon

British manufacturers of garden buildings and structures are reporting an increase in interest from foreign markets from customers seeking British design, construction and craftmanship. The Posh Shed Company, which creates handcrafted sheds and garden storage solutions at its workshops in Herefordshire, has been trading for ten years and custom from Europe has reached its highest […]

Posted by Linda in Tips

Traditional greenhouse benching and shelf

Hopefully by this time of year your glasshouse is full of bountiful crops and an abundance of plants! August is largely a time for reaping the rewards from the work you put in earlier in the year, however there is always scope for planting something new to get a head start on the following season. […]

Posted by Linda in National Garden Scheme

Greenhouse at Chelsea RHS Flower Show

Traditionally, Griffin Glasshouses are tailor-made for each customer and no two glasshouses are the same. However, alongside our bespoke models we have our National Garden Scheme (NGS) collection. The NGS range is our first ever collection of free standing glasshouses for the keen gardener. Each model represents excellent value for money, features beautiful design and […]

Posted by Linda in RHS Hampton Court

Griffin Glasshouses' greenhouses at Hampton Court RHS

We love the summer, not just because it means sunshine, blue skies and longer days in the garden, but because it also means we get to head out to shows and meet our customers. Due the size and scale of our products, and the fact that each one is bespoke and hand-crafted, it can be […]

Posted by Linda in Maintenance, Tips

Victorian greenhouse benching and folding shelves

Growing under glass grants gardeners a means of controlling temperature to maximise healthy plant growth whilst also providing plants protection from the elements. It also means that gardening can happen all year round, no matter the weather! However, choosing the best structure can often be a challenge and there are many options available. Glasshouses have […]

Posted by Linda in Design

Beautiful traditional greenhouse

The sun’s rays can not only cause damage to humans but also to plants. Just like people, plants can experience sun damage. And whilst they might not turn the same shade od red as we do when sunburnt, the damage is evident on what is essentially their skin. Excess light exposure can cause the leaf […]