How do you make a lean-to Greenhouse?

A lean-to Greenhouse is built using an already existing external wall as one of its edges. This is usually the outside wall of a home, conservatory, or other solid building.


The structure is built leaning against the wall, giving the lean-to Greenhouse its name. Glass panels form the rest of the Greenhouse, the transparent elements allowing light and thermal energy to be produced.


Dwarf walls made out of brick can also be added as a feature, to match the structure with the existing building.


Depending on the style of lean-to Greenhouse, you can opt for sliding or fold-out doors as entrances. Hinge windows for ventilation can also be added.


Many growers train their plants to grow up the brick wall, making full use of the lean-to Greenhouse area.

Mark as helpful

Posted in: Buying a Greenhouse