Lean-to Greenhouses & Glasshouses by Hartley Botanic

Discover Hartley Botanics’ exceptional range of Victorian Lean-to Greenhouses

There are many reasons gardeners and homeowners choose to opt for a lean-to Greenhouse, rather than a traditional freestanding structure. Tailored to suit your exact requirements, a Lean-to Greenhouse fits flawlessly to your property. Most Modern Lean-to Greenhouses are built on a solid brick or concrete stem wall, often with a stone veneer that acts as a ‘heat sink’ helping to retain heat as night sets in.

Lean-to Glass Greenhouses are placed along south-facing garden walls and work well in both walled gardens and against a property’s external wall, making use of smaller spaces. This differs from free-standing Greenhouses, which are standalone structures that can be placed anywhere on the property and are best for larger gardens.

Benefits of a Victorian Lean-to Greenhouse

Leaning against a wall which generally stores heat through the day and slowly releases it at night helps reduce the range of temperature fluctuations to a steadier overall temperature. The property against which the Lean-to Greenhouse is built can also benefit from the insulation the Greenhouse provides keeping your house warmer during the colder months.

For those in cooler climates painting the internal wall white will help reflect light and heat back into your Greenhouse and helps allay energy efficiency concerns. A brick wall offers extra growing space for vine plants to grow up the brick work. Hartley also offer vine supports to help train the vines with the vine supports bolted to the aluminium frame of the Glasshouse.

A Custom Lean-to Greenhouse is the perfect solution to those of us with a lack of space in our backyards, and the list of benefits taken together and the fact that every Lean-to Greenhouse is unique makes a lean-to the choice of many gardeners.

Advantages of a Lean-to Greenhouse

One benefit is that a lean to Greenhouse will reap the benefits of heat from the abutting wall it’s leaning against with the help of the solar gain from the sun, reducing heating costs. One can also fit the abutting wall with a fan to draw “free heat” inside the residence when the Greenhouse heats up during the day from solar gain in winter.

Building an attached Greenhouse versus a freestanding Greenhouse can also reduce site preparation costs because a lean-to Greenhouse is naturally closer to the home, and the utilities are much easier to tie into from the abutting wall or closer to the home than running new lines for all the utilities.

It also allows for easy access to the lean to Greenhouse in inclement weather, so one may be more likely to utilize their  lean-to Glasshouse more in the winter snow or on cold, rainy days when they can enter their greenhouse directly from their home.

Discover everything and more about Lean-to Greenhouses & Glasshouses

Take a look at our guides written by experts at Hartley Botanic to learn more about the functions of a Hartley Greenhouse. From choosing the best Greenhouse size for your garden to discovering how to properly care for your Glasshouse, ensuring your plants are healthy and happy.