Our French-inspired greenhouse is a main feature at this year’s Passport to Spring show at the UofM Landscape Arboretum.
In May of 2018, our owner Jim Hewitt and his wife Mary Jo took a trip to London to attend the annual Chelsea Flower Show. It is a multi-day, immensely popular show – and it inspired us here at Conservatory Craftsmen to design this year’s glass building for the Passport to Spring show at the UofM Landscape Arboretum.
This new free-standing greenhouse is modeled after the European kitchen-gardens we were so inspired by over in England. And in particular, fits well into a Traditional French garden design.
This structure will be on display for the duration of the Passport to Spring show, February 1st – March 3rd, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m (Monday-Saturday) and 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Sunday).
Come check it out!
P.S. – while you’re there, keep an eye out for the takeaway cards we’ve printed for you, they say a little about the structure – but then they give you a glimpse into the gardening heritage of King Charlemagne! And if you want to learn even more about him and his gardens – this website can give you some great reading.
- Opening windows on the side walls.
- Finials and Cresting (to keep the birds off the roof).
- Installed on your base or foundation.
- Comes with everything you see in it here at the show, for the price of $29,999.
- The greenhouse is designed for the working gardener. Something you can look out your house window towards the garden and it brings you great joy to see.
- Made in our wood shop in England, this greenhouse has all the charm and design of traditional Victorian greenhouses that have been around 100 years.
- All wood construction, this greenhouse adds the modern touch of safety glass on the roof so you don’t have to concern yourself when summer storms bring hail.
- This greenhouse has both a front and back door so you can easily roll your wheelbarrow through from front to back.
- Featuring handmade greenhouse benches that are sturdy and long-lasting, made from galvanized metal pipes.
- The cold frames on the outside will assure your tender annuals of being totally cold hardy when you finally move them to the garden, after frost.
View our recent blog articles on this project.