alitex greenhouse with kitchen garden at the pig hotels


A litter of PIG hotels – How we design with growing in mind

28 March 2023 | Martha Hunter

A litter of PIG hotels – How we design with growing in mind

If you’ve ever stayed at a PIG hotel you’ll know all about their plot-to-plate ethos. THE PIG pride themselves in serving their award-winning dishes all from a 25 miles radius – of which they grow a lot in their Alitex greenhouses. Find out below how we designed a greenhouse to fit their growing needs.

THE PIG – on the beach

Located in Studland, this Sussex Emerald greenhouse is attached to the walled kitchen garden at each gable end. When designing and planning their structure they wanted to ensure they have varying growing zones – made possible by the internal partitions. The team utilise the greenhouse to get the seedlings growing, and then harden them off in the Cold Frames ready to be planted out into the garden. Most of the restaurants’ plants grow in the central section.

alitex greenhouse with kitchen garden at the pig hotels

Every single greenhouse is going to be different, specific to you. What you want is what you get with an Alitex greenhouse.

Andy Moore, Head Gardener at THE PIG on the Beach

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Simply put, we can design to your imagination. Whether it’s a free-standing structure, lean-to greenhouse or a completely unique shape, our team of experts will work with you to bring your ideas to life. We know this process can be daunting so we provide a complete project management service to work either directly with you or your team to ensure a smooth project.

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