The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 4: British Gardens (1100-1830)

Greenhouse invention

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633. Greenhouses and plant-stoves seem to have been introduced or invented about the middle of the seventeenth century. They were formed in the garden at Heidelberg in 1619 (see p. 140.), and in the Altorf garden in 1645. Evelyn mentions Loader's orangery in 1662, and the greenhouse and hothouse at Chelsea are mentioned both by that author and Ray in 1683.