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Posted by Linda in Design, News

Traditional greenhouse

Glasshouses have long been a key feature in British gardens, nestled in the heart of growing spaces, providing a home for growing and horticultural all year round. Whilst they have been a cornerstone of the garden for some time, they have not always been accessible by everyone. Linda Lane, managing director of Griffin Glasshouses, uncovers […]

Victorian greenhouse benching and folding shelves

We will once again be displaying stunning plants from the National Plant Collection Scheme on our stand at the world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. At the 2017 Chelsea show we housed plants from the National Auricula Collection but the identity for this year’s plants is still under wraps. The National Plant Collection Scheme is the […]

Posted by Linda in Customers, News, Sustainability

Beautiful aluminium greenhouse

We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Plant Heritage and our sponsorship of the 2018 directory. Plant Heritage is part of the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens. As the world’s leading cultivated plant conservation charity, Plant Heritage brings together the talents of botanists, horticulturalists and conservationists with keen amateur […]

Traditional greenhouse at Holehird Gardens Cumbria

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 Griffin Glasshouses’ history, and one of the key factors behind […]

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 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 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 […]