For the keen plant enthusiast, an orangery or conservatory makes way for a new dimension in gardening. A wide variety of species thrive in conservatory conditions where tender and exotic plants can be nurtured and appreciated.
The owners of this south facing orangery are keen gardeners. Their vision was for a room leading from the kitchen, enabling them to experiment with unusual types of indoor planting and from which to enjoy their beautiful landscaped surroundings.
The scheme also needed to utilise an existing garden wall which needed to be extended in height, in front of which were built concealed service rooms including a small office, store and boiler room.
Container or pot planting is the most practical solution for plant lovers, where plants can be taken outside on occasion for drenching in rainfall or moved around to create different colour effects throughout the flowering season.