Case Study

Cambo Country House and Estate

14 October 2016 | Daisy Faughnan

Cambo Walled Garden is considered to be one of the finest in Scotland. The garden is run, not just as a world class visitor attraction, but also as a centre of education through Cambo Heritage Trust. The Trust was formed to provide learning, training and volunteering opportunities in environment, heritage, arts, culture and horticulture at Cambo Estate.

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National Trust Collection

Project Overview


3/4 Span, Lean-to, Traditional


Four different greenhouses ranging in size


Off-White (BS10B15)

When Cambo Country Estate and Garden searched for the ideal glasshouse company, Alitex were deemed the only company able to replicate the original four structures. We were able to represent their Victorian characteristics, as well as satisfying all funders that the finished lean-to glasshouses would look like the original ones while being easy to maintain. Alitex worked on all aspects of the project; including design, base building, manufacturing and installing the glass and aluminium structure.

Cambo have chosen to use the four glasshouses for individual requirements, one as a peach house, a ‘sensory’ display house and the last two to be split each in half to create four separate growing spaces backed with a potting shed for additional storage.

“Small greenhouses are notorious for overheating. The National trust Greenhouse has been designed with a steeply pitched roof, combined with side and roof vents which give a large volume of air that is constantly moving – the perfect “buoyant” atmosphere that all growers aim for.”

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