Is it an Orangery?

Orangeries are:

• attached to the home or a building.

• have a ceiling composed composed of a solid portion with a glass portion in the middle.

Orangeries were “born” in Renaissance Italy when the Italians began making large-expanse sheet glass. In England, they became crucial for growing the limes and oranges that prevented scurvy, a crippling disease caused by low levels of vitamin C. Eventually, they were used to house and grow specimens of exotic plants that English explorers brought back from their travels. As such, they became a potent status symbol representative of the wealth needed to acquire such specimens.

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