News & Tips

Posted by Linda in Customers, Design, News

Butterfly house in Portsmouth Hampshire

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

National Glasshouse Scheme NGS Fennel Greenhouse

Griffin Glasshouses has donated £11,204.16 to the National Garden Scheme from the sales of its greenhouses from the company’s National Garden Scheme collection. The leading greenhouse specialist has supported the charity since 2012.  All greenhouses 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

Greenhouse in the autumn

Growing in your greenhouse 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

Large Victorian glasshouse in Cheshire

When Griffin Glasshouses first started talking to a Cheshire estate owner about replacing the historic greenhouses 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 greenhouse […]

Posted by Linda in Design, News

Blue greenhouse in Hampshire garden.

Almost since they were first introduced in the 1800s, the framework of greenhouses has been painted white – but no longer. The UK’s leading producer of bespoke greenhouses 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

Large Victorian greenhouse in autumn

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

Posted by Paul in Tips

Traditional aluminium greenhouse

The maker of one of Britain’s most iconic greenhouses 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

Traditional three quarter span greenhouse at Holehird Gardens.

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 […]