The Garden Guide

Book: Gardening Tools, Equipment and Buildings
Chapter: Chapter 6: Structures used in Gardening

Water heating for hothouses

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2051. The application of hot water to the heating of hothouses was first made by Bonnemain to the hothouses in the Jardin des Plantes, about the time of the first French revolution, and in Britain, by Count Chabannes, at Mr. Scott's at Bromley in 1816. It was subsequently applied by Bacon and Atkinson at Elton and other places; but unquestionably the first application of hot water as a medium of heating both dwelling-houses and hothouses in Britain was made by the Count Chabannes. (See Gard. Mag., vol. iii.)