Replicated greenhouses at Myddelton House Gardens

Style: 
Traditional lean-to greenhouse
Colour: 
White (RAL 9010)
Size: 
18m x 4.55m

After having secured a substantial grant, the project of replacing a collection of three interconnected Victorian greenhouses in the gardens of Myddleton House in Middlesex, was awarded to Alitex.

The project was to help the team at Myddleton House Gardens restore the gardens back to their heyday when Edward Augustus Bowles lived there from 1865 to 1954.

Alitex worked closely with the Head Gardner, Andrew Turvey, and the appointed contractors drew up a detailed specification with clear instructions and timelines. Andrew wanted to be able to go from his potting shed straight into the greenhouse and this was made possible by manipulating traditional design.

The final design, following original key features, gradients and bows, included a vinery which was to run at 10⁰c. The vinery door leads to the middle section of the greenhouse which joins to the original wall; designers were able to overcome a bow of 30mm in this ancient wall, discovered during the site survey. Temperatures here remained at 10⁰c before being passed through an internal door where the temperature were raised to 15⁰c. Visitors were (and still are) able to rest here on benches, next to a beautiful water feature.

The client felt it would benefit the growing opportunities if the end greenhouse was sunken and kept at 10⁰c. This range of climatic space and varied staging throughout allowed Andrew to nurture the plants which included vines, beds of lilies, orchids and succulents.

The gardens are free to visit every day except Christmas and Boxing Day.

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