Impressive Glass Greenhouses From Around the World
Are you in the market for a new greenhouse and looking for some inspiration? While some of the glass structures listed in this article might be a little off-budget, they are nonetheless remarkable.
Let’s take a look, shall we?
The Eden Project, Cornwall
An extremely impressive architectural feat at the time, the Eden Project is one of the best-known greenhouse projects in the UK. OK, OK, it’s technically not made of glass, but it bears all the other hallmarks of a greenhouse and features some of the most interesting plant life from around the world, including rare carnivorous plants.
In 2005, an education centre was built that includes classrooms and exhibitions to better educate the visitors on the importance of sustainability. This alone makes it worthy of a spot on the list.
Copenhagen Botanical Gardens
Copenhagen is an absolutely stunning city, so it comes as no surprise that it’s home to one of the world’s most beautiful greenhouse projects. And even better: entry to the garden is completely free!
There are over 27 different greenhouses inside, although not all of them are open to the public. If you only see one, we recommend 10 – the succulent and cacti room. If you’re a houseplant connoisseur, you’ve probably owned a few of these over the years, but none quite on the scale of what you’ll see in there!
Jardin des Plantes, Paris
A truly stunning building and the one which most closely honours the aesthetic of the humble garden greenhouse – the Jardin des Plantes in Paris is definitely worth visiting. Built in a sort of art deco style similar to the city’s metro stations, this greenhouse harbours some extremely rare and exotic plants, including desert plants from New Caledonia and a section which tracks the evolution and history of plant life across the planet. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a history buff.
Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane
Situated in Brisbane, Australia, the Tropical Dome is certainly worth a visit if you take a trip down under. While it’s not the biggest greenhouse on the list – and perhaps not the most necessary, either, given the structure’s subtropical location – you will still find plenty of interesting plant life and a beautiful pond to boot.
The Flower Dome
The Flower Dome greenhouse at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is absolutely enormous, covering over 1.28 hectares under its glass roof. Designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre, the huge gridshell is completely free of columns, creating a real feeling of open space. The arch-like structure allows for maximum sunlight too, meaning the climate is perfectly controlled. There aren’t many plants that you can’t find under that roof, so if you pay a visit, we recommend taking more than one trip!
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