The British gardeners love affair with Victoriana shows no sign of reducing and throughout the 21st Century has been THE focus of greenhouse sales for the UK’s leading family-owned manufacturer.
Reflecting this historical association, Griffin Glasshouses has added to its range of period style greenhouse accessories that will be unveiled for the first time at the Chelsea Autumn Flower Show.
New greenhouse shelving and a decorative crank-handle to adjust ventilation are both produced in cast aluminium, matching Griffin’s ‘Victorian’ staging and benches. The Victorian styled Lavender and Thyme greenhouses, both part of Griffin’s National Garden Scheme Collection, will be the centerpieces on their Chelsea stand.
“For more than 20 years, our designers have studied original Victorian greenhouses and have built key features into greenhouses but with the benefit of modern, maintenance free materials and paint finishes,” says Linda Lane, managing director of the family-owned Griffin Glasshouses.
“Roof pitches, size of glass panels, roof cresting and decorative finials all faithfully follow original Victorian principles. Our staging and other internal features all reflect the Victorian’s love for decoration and our new shelving and crank handle both adhere to these guidelines.
“Sir joseph Paxton (1803 – 1865), the Victorian gardener who designed the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851, would feel very much at home in either a Lavender or Thyme, although they would seem minute to him compared to his gigantic glass palace.”
All Griffin Glasshouses, whether from the National Garden Scheme Collection or bespoke designs, are produced from the finest quality aluminium and powder coated to any RAL paint colour. Internal fixtures and fittings can be in the same colour.