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.