Curvilinear Lean-To Greenhouse and Potting Shed

The Grade II* greenhouse and potting shed, set within the 1774 stove-walled garden at Felton Park, was built in about 1830. watch our video It is one of the earliest surviving buildings to use slender, curved wrought iron glazing bars and fish scale glass; at the time a highly innovative technique. One of only 2 or 3 comparable structures in the UK, the design follows closely the recommendations of John Claudius Loudon, the great garden designer and “hothouse” expert.

Starting in May 2015 and with the assistance of the bodies noted below, the greenhouse and potting shed will be fully restored. Film clips of the restoration process will on this website and also details of the two open days when you are invited to visit the site and talk to the architect and craftsmen. Later in the year there will be a half day seminar at Felton on both Loudon and his legacy and on gardens and gardening in Northumberland in the early nineteenth century.

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The greenhouse, which measures 90ft by30ft in total, is in two halves, the west side having been built slightly later. Loudon licensed his designs to at least three metal forgers, two in London, one in Birmingham, and we ... read more.

heritage and history

As the work progresses, we will be doing more research into the history of the greenhouse and the garden in which it is sited. This will be published here. ... read more.


Opening Times in 2024

The greenhouse is open as follows: April 19th to 28th ...


The Handlebards will perform at Felton Park on Friday 23rd ...

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