News & Tips

Welcome to the February issue of the Griffin Glasshouses newsletter. Spring is just around the corner and gardens are on the cusp of greatness but before 2018 gets into full swing, let’s take a moment to reflect on last year. Our sales in 2017 were 20% more than in the previous year, the highest in […]

Posted by Linda in Design

The quality of the structure and their quintessentially British design are driving overseas sales for one of the country’s leading bespoke glasshouse manufacturers. In the few weeks since the start of 2018, Hampshire-based Griffin Glasshouses has received firm orders from the USA, Italy, France and Sweden with many other overseas buyers expressing interest in them. […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, National Garden Scheme

Linda Lane, Managing Director of Griffin Glasshouses, attended the special birthday celebration on Wednesday 18th October 2019 at the Garden History Museum where she met Julia Stafford Allen, the County Organiser for Norfolk. Julia authors a wonderful garden blog featuring 90 gardens including Doug & Sue Copeland’s Essex garden, open to the public under the […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, Design, News

There has been a real sense of excitement around Cumberland House Natural History Museum in Portsmouth as visitors flock to experience flying gems in the new Butterfly House. Since opening last month, the purpose-built Butterfly House by Griffin Glasshouses has attracted more than 13,000 visitors through its door to see the tropical butterflies thrive in […]

Posted by Linda in Design, National Garden Scheme, News

Griffin Glasshouses has donated £11,204.16 to the National Garden Scheme from the sales of its glasshouses from the company’s National Garden Scheme collection. The leading glasshouse specialist has supported the charity since 2012.  All glasshouses in Griffin’s National Garden Scheme collection are named after garden herbs and the company gives 5% of the proceeds to […]

Posted by Linda in Tips

Growing in your glasshouse during the winter is not only possible, but many flowers and vegetation thrive in the cooler months.  Winter greenhouse growing allows gardeners to extend the season, creating year-round gardening opportunities. According to one of the country’s leading glasshouse makers, Griffin Glasshouses, if you are an avid greenhouse gardener, there is no […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, Design

When Griffin Glasshouses first started talking to a Cheshire estate owner about replacing the historic glasshouses in a walled garden, little did they realise that almost fifteen years later the 123sq. m finished job would be one of the larger and technically challenging domestic structures they have built and erected in their 50-year history. The glasshouse […]

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 […]