Orangery Video Tours
It was 18th century botanists, however, bringing back tender exotic fruits from far-flung parts, oranges among them, who provided a catalyst for the first great flowering of the orangery or conservatory in Britain.
It was with our Victorian forebears that the glasshouse achieved its ultimate expression through astonishing confections such as the Crystal Palace and the monumental tropical hothouses at Kew.
Today there is a newfound enthusiasm for the elegance and functionality of these beautiful structures, much improved of course by contemporary technology, for creating indoor gardens, garden rooms or simply as an expansion of living space, a dining room, a workspace, gymnasium, children’s playroom, kitchen, library or media hub.
In larger developments, orangeries and conservatories are also used to provide a soft natural backdrop for swimming pools, restaurants or tearooms.