For a bespoke solution to adding light and space to your home, choose the Stevenswood Orangery which gives all year round functionality.
Orangeries offer a slightly different take on traditional conservatories. And a Stevenswood orangery is a great way to add conservatory-style light and space to your home.
Stevenswood orangeries, like conservatory styles, are both traditional and contemporary, falling somewhere between conservatory and traditional extensions styles. With their brick pillars, orangeries offer more privacy than conservatory styles and the interior height provides a breathtaking focal point through which light floods in to your home. Your Stevenswood orangery will also offer a seamless link between your home and garden.
The orangery has its modern roots in 17th century Holland, when relations between the Dutch and the British were good. The concept, though, may be much older. There are records of buildings similar to orangeries in 14th-century France, and the Romans had built glorified greenhouses many years before that.
The word 'orangery' comes from the 16th century, when European aristocrats collected citrus trees. Initially, these orangeries (as the collection of trees was known) stayed in the gardens. But with the introduction of plant pots, they could be brought indoors into special rooms perfect for cultivating citrus trees in cooler climates.
The earliest known orangery dates from the late 16th century. It was built for the Surrey garden of Sir Francis Carew, whose friends brought back orange seeds from their trips abroad. Orangeries really took off in the 17th century, when orange trees began to be imported from Southern Italy. These plants wouldn't live through a British winter, so gardeners had to find a way to protect them.
Today's orangeries, like conservatory styles, are generally buildings with glazed sides and brick or wood supports. Orangeries use less glass than modern conservatory styles.
Stevenswood Conservatories, builders of premium orangeries, cover all over Central Scotland. Including areas such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lanarkshire, Midlothian, Stirling, Perthshire and many more.
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