Greenhouses like garden sheds, are our most used structures in and around gardens up and down the UK. Greenhouses, however, are specifically designed to create a controlled environment for plants to grow.

They are typically made of transparent materials such as glass or plastic, allowing sunlight to enter and heat to be trapped inside. This enables the temperature and humidity levels to be regulated, providing an ideal growing environment for a wide variety of plants.

Greenhouses – Types and Benefits

Large, small, and mini-greenhouses are readily available to purchase online, or from specialist companies and even your local garden nursery possibly. Wooden-framed and aluminium-framed glass greenhouses are common, and becoming somewhat commonplace possibly due to the costs are plastic structures of many varying sizes

As you are probably aware, greenhouses are commonly used for growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers, especially in regions with harsh climates or limited growing seasons. They can extend the growing season, protect plants from extreme weather conditions, and help to increase yields.

In addition to traditional soil-based gardening, they also allow for hydroponic and aquaponic growing systems, providing even more options for cultivating plants.


The use of these structures has become increasingly popular as interest in sustainable and locally grown produce has grown. They offer a way to grow food and plants in a more controlled and efficient manner, reducing the need for chemical pesticides and fertilisers. As a result, they are an important tool for both commercial and domestic gardeners looking to maximise their growing potential.

Look out below at our informational posts and pages, as we explore further into all that there is to know about greenhouses, their size, shape, cost, suitability and much, much more.