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Wells garden group enjoy Bishop's Palace greenhouse

By ruth_ovens_1  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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WELLS community garden group have been enjoying the new Griffin Glasshouses greenhouse at the Bishop’s Palace.

With its traditional Victorian-style architectural features, the greenhouse at The Bishop’s Palace has been attracting local schools, community and special needs groups.

The greenhouse has helped encourage people to become involved in vegetable and cut flower propagation, as well as growing their own tomatoes and cucumbers.

A Bishop’s Palace spokesman said: “The glasshouse’s Victorian styling really appealed to us and the cold frames in front are extremely useful.

“It is also low maintenance and is custom designed to our specific requirements.

“We use it for propagation and share it with a community garden group, which includes locals, schools and special needs groups.”

He added that it was great that so many people could enjoy the beautiful glasshouse and that the staff at the palace were hoping to utilise the back wall for training fruit in the future.

Bespoke in design and standing 3.5m tall, 4m wide and 16m in length, the classic Victorian design of the greenhouse was a major draw.

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