We know that Alfred and Emily had a greenhouse on the same site as there are references to a greenhouse in the diaries of Emily Tennyson, Emily refers to the ‘building of a stove in the greenhouse’ and ‘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 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 various plants raised specifically for the walled garden, house and grounds.
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