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Q.Can Someone Advise Of Suitability Of Draft Design For An Exhibition’s Glasshouse Please?

Zone AL4 9TT | Anonymous added on October 5, 2022 | Answered

We are at the earliest stages of designing a biblical exhibition centre for the UK. Please see the attached diagram. We want visitors to see a selection of growing biblical plants, under glass and more in the adjacent garden area. The proposed orientation of the 10m x 10m glass house is north-south, with solid full height walls to the north, west and east. Would this allow enough light for growing plants? For example would a fig tree grow in such a position? Or do we need to rethink our designs? Any advice on structures, choice of plants and plant-care would be greatly appreciated.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on October 6, 2022

Do I understand correctly the glass house only has one side (south) that is glass? South-facing light is the most desirable. I would add more, though, if possible. You will have to have all your plants in front of the south window/wall. A fig tree needs full sun so it will also need to be in front of the glass. You can probably grow it outside in your climate.

Here are some ideas for plants:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/biblical-garden-design.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/how-to-grow-figs.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/different-types-of-fig-trees.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-tree-winter-wrapping.htm

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