There are references to a greenhouse in Emily Tennyson's journal. She refers, for example, to the "building of a stove in the greenhouse" and again, "A. putting out of greenhouse flowers. I fix the places and Hallam carries out some plants and A. digs the holes.’
March 2017: the greenhouse foundations are completed.
A planting area by the south-facing wall is installed along with cold frames.
April 2017: the aluminium frame is installed by Alitex.
The frame construction and installation of glass took less than a week to complete.
During further development of the garden beds we discovered a piece of the original greenhouse. This was part of the old heating system, a bracket which secured the stove pipes to the wall.
While visiting Farringford do come in to see the fan-trained figs and other plants raised specifically for the walled garden, house and grounds.