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5 Best Victorian Greenhouse Kits On The Market

Victorian greenhouses are one of the most beautiful and heavy-duty greenhouses on the market. The design is aesthetically pleasing and they are built to withstand all four-seasons. 

Unfortunatly, finding a victorian greenhouse is not easy. Quality victorian greenhouses are hard to come. Don't worry, I this post I've outlined the 5 best victorian greenhouses on the market. 

Weather you are looing for a budget option, large greenhouse, small greenhouse, or t-shaped greenhouse we've got you covered. 

Let's get started. 

 

What is a Victorian Greenhouse? 

A Victorian Greenhouse is a type of greenhouse that has a unique and elegant aesthetic design. Victorian greenhouses are typically glass, have decorative moldings, are gable shaped, or have multiple pointed gables ends. 

Victorian greenhouses give your greenhouse an elegant and attractive aesthetic to your backyard. Compared to many other greenhouse styles and structures the Victorian Greenhouse is often considered more aesthetically pleasing in addition to being spacious. 

 

Best Budget Victorian Greenhouse: Chalet Hobby Victorian Greenhouse

 Pros
Cons
  • Affordable 
  • Spacious and large growing space 
  • Elegant and aesthetically pleasing 
  • 3 point gable Victorian greenhouse
  • Lightweight
  • Thin side-walls 
  • Not great for winter or harsh weather conditions due to thin walls
  • The lightweight frame has low wind resistance and should be secured down to a foundation 

 

Finding a budget Victorian Greenhouse is not easy. Often, Victorian Greenhouses are large, made of glass, and very expensive. 

Fortunately, there is a budget option on the market that is not only elegant but also extremely affordable compared to many other greenhouses on the market.

The Chalet Hobby Victorian Greenhouse by Palram is the perfect option if you want a victorian greenhouse but you are on a budget. One of the best features of this greenhouse is that although it’s affordable it’s also very spacious. The dimensions are 12’ x 10’ in addition to 5’3” sidewalls with a peak height of 8’10”. 

When choosing a budget Victorian greenhouse it's important to consider the type of weather that your greenhouse will experience. The Chalet Victorian Greenhouse is not ideal for harsh weather conditions. This is mainly because of the thin sidewalls and roof panels in addition to the lightweight frame. 

This greenhouse is better if you live in a greenhouse with moderate weather conditions. In addition, the greenhouse should be secured to the ground or foundation to ensure that the greenhouse is secure.  

 

Key Features

  • The greenhouse combines two types of glazing for balanced light exposure.
  • The greenhouse panels provide up to 100% protection from harmful sun rays (UV)
  • Life-time resilient polycarbonate plastic walls; do not fracture, turn yellow or opacify over time.
  • Reinforced, non-rusting, robust aluminum structure
  • Functional design developed for optimal use of the greenhouse interior space
  • Block up to 99.9% of UV rays
  • Provide 90% light transmission
  • Life-time resilient polycarbonate plastic walls
  • 160 sq ft of growing space and 7.5' of headroom in the peak
  • Reinforced, non-rusting, robust aluminum structure
  • Easy DIY assembly
  • Wind load: 90km/hr | 56ml/hr
  • Snow load: 75kg/m² | 15.4lbs/ft²
  • Maintenance Free
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

 

Best Small Victorian Greenhouse: Royal Victorian VI 23 8’ x 10’ Greenhouse

Pros
Cons
  • Option of glass or polycarbonate panels 
  • Great for extreme weather conditions 
  • High snow load and wind resistance
  • Moderate size with tall side-walls 
  • Optional full setup accessory kit
  • Includes two roof vents and 1 louver windows
  • Thick aluminum frame
  • Decorative roof ridge 
  • Built-in gutter system 
  • Expensive
  • The greenhouse is heavy and can limit potential locations 
  • Accessory Kit is optional and an additional cost 
  • Can take some time to build and install 

 

The Royal Victorian Greenhouse 8’ x 10’ is a great option if you want a small victorian greenhouse. This is great because there are not many small victorian greenhouse options. Most victorian greenhouses are very large and expensive. This greenhouse offers a moderate mix of size and cost.

One major benefit of this greenhouse is that it comes in both a tempered glass option and a 10mm polycarbonate option. It also comes in two different frame colors: green and black. In addition, it also includes a premium accessory kit that will help you get started with a seed tray and top-shelf.

Like many other Janssen greenhouses, these greenhouses are extremely durable and are able to withstand harsh weather conditions. This is because it features thick walls in both glass and polycarbonate in addition to a thick aluminum frame.

It comes standard with two roof vents and a louver window that will help regulate airflow and temperature when needed.

This is the perfect greenhouse if you are looking for a moderate-sized greenhouse and you want some options when it comes to color, panel material, and accessories.

 

Key Features

  • Thick Aluminum Frame
  • Electrostatic frame finish
  • 4mm tempered glass or 10mm polycarbonate triple wall panels 
  • Sliding door that can be installed on either wall of the greenhouse. 
  • Includes 1 louver window 
  • 2 roof vents for effective circulation (1 automatic and 1 manual roof vent) 
  • Decorative roof ridge
  • Includes built-in gutter system
  • TUV & GS Tested and approved

 

Best Victorian Greenhouse with Extra Decorative Style: Retro Royal Victorian Greenhouse

Pros Cons
  • Comes in multiple sizes
  • 4mm tempered glass panels on roof and sidewalls 
  • Great for extreme weather conditions 
  • High snow load and wind resistance
  • Moderate size with tall side-walls 
  • Optional full setup accessory kit
  • Includes two roof vents and 1 louver windows
  • Thick aluminum frame
  • Includes greenhouse foundation 
  • Decorative roof ridge 
  • Built-in gutter system 
 
  • Expensive
  • Only comes with the option of glass panels 
  • The greenhouse is large and not ideal for someone looking for a smaller greenhouse
  • The greenhouse is heavy and can limit potential locations 
  • Accessory Kit is optional and an additional cost 
  • Can take some time to build and install 

 

The Retro Royal Victorian Greenhouse is the perfect option if you are looking for a greenhouse with extra decorative panels and roofing. While many Victorian greenhouses have decorative roofing or edges this greenhouse has additional decorative panels for additional aesthetics.

The Retro Royal Victorian Greenhouse comes in a variety of sizes ranging from 10’ x 20’, 13’ x 20, and 10’ x 15’. The Retro Royal Victorian greenhouse comes in very large sizes and is not ideal if you are looking for a smaller greenhouse.

This greenhouse is very heavy-duty and able to withstand harsh weather conditions due to the strong aluminum frame and 4mm tempered glass walls and panels. This greenhouse can withstand wind resistance up to 120 mph and a snow load capacity of 30 pounds per square foot.

The greenhouse is very spacious and includes plenty of growing space. In addition, to the plenty of growing space, it also features two hinged doors that are very large and make it easy to move things in and out. The greenhouse also comes with plenty of roof vents and louver windows making it easy to resolute airflow and temperature inside the greenhouse.

 

Key Features 

  • Thick, Strong Aluminum Frame 
  • Electrostatic finish for durability
  • 4mm tempered glass 
  • Great insulation with rubber seals
  • 1x Hinged double doors that can be installed on either side 
  • 4 Roof vents for maximum ventilation (2 automatic openers & 2 Spindle openers)
  • 2x Top hanging side window
  • Gutter and downspout included  for improved drainage
  • Misting system for easy irrigation 
  • Decorative sidewalls and  roof ridge
  • 4” greenhouse foundation frame 
  • Optional Accessory Kit (1 seed tray and 1 shade curtain)
  • TUV and GS tested and approved
  • 15 Year Limited Warranty

 

Best T-Shaped Victorian Greenhouse:  Orangerie 10’ x 13’ Glass Greenhouse

Pros Cons
  • T-shaped design 
  • Multiple doors
  • Durable glass greenhouse 
  • Comes with a drop-wall option 
  • Heavy-duty greenhouse built for all four seasons
  • Very expensive 
  • Only comes with glass panel options 
  • Quite large and requires a unique space to fit 
  • Very heavy and hard to position due to its unique design

 

The T-shaped greenhouse is a unique and classic design that is not only aesthetically appealing but also maximizes growing space. Unfortunately, these greenhouses are hard to find in an easy DIY Kit.

Your look is over, the Orangerie Glass Greenhouse is the best T-shaped glass greenhouse on the market.

The Royal Junior Victorian Orangerie is an old-style Victorian greenhouse with 4mm tempered glass and decorative framework and a t-shaped design. This Orangerie is designed to elevate your garden and outdoors. This greenhouse will give you four-season growing with everything you need to start growing.

This greenhouse comes with two sets of hinged doors that can be installed on either side. In addition, it comes with a highly durable aluminum frame and 4mm tempered glass.

This glass greenhouse also comes in three different sizes depending on your needs and with the option of a stem-wall option. The stem-wall options allow you to add a stem wall between 12” and 30” tall.

This greenhouse includes three automatic roof vents, two louver windows, and one set of double-hinged doors that can be installed on either end wall of the greenhouse. Also included with the greenhouse is a gutter and downspout for improved drainage and a misting system that only requires a hose.

For improved safety and durability the greenhouse is approved and tested by TUV and GS (Greman agencies similar to the UL Independent Testing and Certification in the United States).

 

Key Features 

  • Aluminum Frame 
  • Electrostatic finish for durability
  • T-shaped design
  • 4mm tempered glass 
  • Great insulation with rubber seals
  • 2x Hinged double doors that can be installed on either side 
  • 3x Roof vents with automatic openers
  • 2x Louvre window
  • Gutter and downspout included  for improved drainage
  • Misting system for easy irrigation (only requires hose)
  • Decorative roof ridge
  • 4” greenhouse foundation frame 
  • Optional Accessory Kit (1 seed tray and 1 shade curtain)
  • TUV and GS tested and approved
  • 15 Year Limited Warranty

 

Benefits of Victorian Greenhouses

Spacious

One of the biggest benefits of Victorian greenhouses is that they are extremely spacious. Victorian greenhouses are typically large in addition to having high side walls and ceilings. These high side walls and large gable ceilings are great for growing a wide variety of plants and flowers.

 

Aesthetically Pleasing

Victorian greenhouses are often considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing greenhouses on the market. This is because the shape is very pleasing because the structures are high and very familiar since they look like very many other structures.

In addition, victorian greenhouses also feature decorative ridging and panels. These decorative ridges and panels are highly attractive and give victorian greenhouses an elegant design and appearance.

These greenhouses are very attractive and also tend to become a highlight of your home due to their attractive nature.

 

Adds Value to Your Home

Victorian greenhouses are also a great way to add value to your home. Since these greenhouses are high quality and durable. They are built to last and typically require a foundation.

Both of these features are a great way to add value to your home.

 

Durable, Weather Resistant Controlled Environment

Another major benefit of victorian greenhouses is that they are typically built to withstand harsh weather conditions. Oftentimes, victorian greenhouses feature tempered glass or thick double-wall polycarbonate walls.

In addition to the durable and heavily insulated walls, they typically feature thick aluminum frames to hold the thick walls.

These walls are great weather-resistant structures that offer a controlled environment to grow various plants and flowers. The thick walls offer great insulation and will protect your plants and flowers from the outside conditions whether it's too hot or cold.

Disadvantages of Victorian Greenhouses

Expensive

One of the biggest things to consider when choosing a greenhouse is price. Unfortunately, Victorian greenhouses are typically expensive. This is because Victorian greenhouses are typically large, made with highly durable materials that drive the cost up, and have metal decorative features.


Large

If you are looking for a small hobby-sized greenhouse, victorian greenhouses are typically not an option. This is because Victorian greenhouses are large and often at least 10’ wide and 10’ in length.

If you have limited space then you might have a hard time finding a Victorian Greenhouse kit that will fit your space.