PLEASING VICTORIAN GLASSHOUSES

victorian greenhouse ukI recently had the pleasure of visiting the newly re-opened and restored walled kitchen gardens at the National Trust’s Croome Court, which is a truly remarkable feat of restoration and attention to detail. The garden is still a work-in-progress, but the original greenhouses have been rebuilt and are as splendid today as they would have been in the 1800s.

IMG_5573I’m always drawn to old greenhouses, with their white-washed bricks and elegant glazing. Surrounded by exotic plants – lemon trees, figs – in tropical air, you’re transported to another realm. Admiring neat rows of terracotta pots and seedling trays, studying the carefully-pencilled gardener’s labels and lusting after vintage twine scissors, I’m quite happy pottering about for hours, much to the husband’s chagrin. Love old greenhouses? West Dean in West Sussex also has some incredible Victorian ones (which are being restored at the moment)…

vv…and Charles Darwin’s blue-painted glasshouse at Downe House is another stunner.

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  1. Lavues says:

    Beautiful! I want to decor my empty room outdoor like this too !

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