Publicly Open Gardens In The UK Where You Can Find A Griffin Glasshouse

Over the course of the year, we’ve been sharing some of the stunning gardens all over the country where you can find a Griffin Glasshouse. Well, we’re not quite finished! Welcome to list three of where to find Griffin Glasshouses in publicly opened gardens across the UK.

 If you’ve not yet seen where some of our other Glasshouses live and you’re interested in having a trip out and seeing them in the flesh, take a look at our February and April blogs to read more about where you can find Griffin Glasshouses in the UK. Plus, check out the map below to see exactly where you can visit our Glasshouses, in the flesh!

Now, sit back, relax and enjoy reading about the wonderful locations some of our Glasshouses live in, and make sure to plan a trip to your nearest garden!

Victorian-era style free-standing glasshouse in Pashley Manor, Kent                                                

Pashley Manor Gardens’ beautiful greenhouse dates all the way back to the Victorian era, and was lovingly restored by Griffin Glasshouses in 2016 to return it to its former glory. The old rotting wooden roof was replaced with a sturdy aluminium structure and the support walls strengthened so that the structure could once again house tender garden plants.

If you visit Pashley Manor, you’ll be able to find this remarkable glasshouse located in the grounds’ walled garden, where you can walk in the steps of the Boleyn family whilst appreciating the picturesque garden and glasshouse.

Pashley Manor is open every Tuesday through to Saturday including Bank Holiday Mondays, from 10am – 5pm.  Cost of Admission is £14 for adults, £6 for children under 16 years and free admission for Children under 6 years.

Pashley Manor

A beautiful large lean-to greenhouse in the walled garden of Castle Park, Northern Ireland

Located right in the heart of Bangor, Northern Ireland, Castle Park covers an area of 130 acres and surrounds Bangor Castle. Until opening to the public in 2009 after being restored, the park was seen as a “secret garden”.

The park contains a beautiful Victorian walled garden; the perfect place for taking a relaxing stroll and soaking in the surroundings. Inside the walled garden, you will also find a large lean-to glasshouse, which opened in the second phase of the garden’s opening in 2012.

The beauty about Castle Park is that admission is completely free and it’s open 24 hours a day! With it being just a ten-minute downhill stroll to the city centre, it really is the perfect place for a day out if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle for a while.

Castle Park, Bangor

The Butterfly House at Cumberland House Museum, Portsmouth

After falling into disrepair, the original Butterfly House at Cumberland House Natural History Museum in Portsmouth was no longer fit for purpose and so the decision was made to knock it down in 2017 and replace it with a new state-of-the-art structure to improve the butterflies’ habitat.

The ¾ span glasshouse installed by Griffin Glasshouses features bespoke spandrels with delicate butterfly cut-outs and tailor-made aphid screens to prevent the butterflies from sticking to damp glass or getting out through open vents. They also stop predators from getting in – creating a safe haven for the butterflies to thrive in.

Since its reopening, thousands of visitors have flocked through the doors of the Butterfly House to see the spectacular number of neo-tropical butterflies that have happily made this glasshouse their home. It was also the subject of a nomination for Best New Building in the Portsmouth Society Design Awards, which was thrilling.

You can find the Cumberland House Natural History Museum in Portsmouth, where you can visit from 10am-5pm every Tuesday to Sunday. Plus, it’s free to visit!

Cumberland House Museum

Orchard Nursery Plant Centre in East Grinstead, Surrey

The Orchard Nursery Plant Centre in Surrey is based inside a 19th century walled kitchen garden. The family-run business decided to replace their run-down Victorian greenhouse with a 22m long Griffin Glasshouse, which is now home to the nursery’s houseplants. The greenhouse is also used to host a variety of workshops at the nursery.

The Orchard Nursery Plant Centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9am-5pm and 10am-6pm on Sundays. So, next time you head to the nursery to peruse their plant collection, make sure to stop by the greenhouse to pick up a houseplant and admire its traditional Victorian features.

Orchard Nursery Plant Centre


If you would like to talk to us about any of our glasshouses here, or are thinking of commissioning a structure for your garden, then please get in touch with us on +44 (0) 1962 772512 or


Posted by David in Design