News & Tips

Posted by Linda in Design, News

Almost since they were *first introduced in the 1800s, the framework of glasshouses has been painted white – but no longer. The UK’s leading producer of bespoke glasshouses has been trawling through its records to monitor changes in consumer taste for their preferred colours. “White remained popular until around 2004 and then customers began demanding […]

Posted by Linda in Maintenance, Tips

While aluminium glasshouses are generally low-maintenance, an autumn clean and clear out greatly improves the growing environment of plants and by simply removing the algae, moss and grime, the glasshouse will benefit from more light which helps tackle pests and diseases. According to one of the country’s leading glasshouse makers, Griffin Glasshouses, now is a […]

Posted by Paul in Tips

The maker of one of Britain’s most iconic glasshouses has given some timely advice about keeping plants cool in the summer sun. Paul Smith, the Technical Director of Griffin Glasshouses, producers of bespoke and the National Garden Scheme range, warns that even in overcast weather the temperature inside can reach levels that are harmful to […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, News, Victorian

The Lakeland Horticultural Society in Windermere welcomes more than 25,000 visitors every year to enjoy the society’s Holehird 12-acre garden, all exceptionally maintained by volunteers. The charitable society’s main objectives are to promote the science, practice and art of horticulture however, until now, it has not had any plants within its greenhouses. With generous project […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, News, Victorian

Situated in a Victorian walled kitchen garden on the outskirts of East Grinstead, West Sussex, is family run business Orchard Nursery Plant Centre. When company directors, Lynda and Jonathan Bradford finally decided to replace their very dilapidated Victorian glasshouse that was originally on the site, they had a very specific brief and knew just the […]

Posted by Linda in Design, Tips

An elegant feature in its own right, a glasshouse or orangery can undoubtably increase your garden’s potential by opening new growing opportunities, but thorough planning is essential. To choose the right glasshouse for your individual requirements and use it effectively, Linda Lane, manging director of Griffin Glasshouses, recommends that you consider the following points before […]

Posted by Linda in National Garden Scheme, News

Griffin Glasshouses has donated £12,068.50 to the National Garden Scheme from the sales of its glasshouses from the company’s National Garden collection. All glasshouses in Griffin’s National Garden Scheme collection are named after garden herbs and the company gives 5% of the proceeds to the charity. Linda Lane, Managing Director of Griffin Glasshouses and daughter […]

Posted by Linda in Maintenance, Tips

Help keep your plants strong and healthy this winter. Before the frosts set in prepare your glasshouse for winter to protect the less hardy plants against the ravages of the cold weather. According to one of the country’s leading glasshouse makers, you need to follow some simple guidelines to keep them strong and healthy. Linda […]