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Essence 8' x 12' Hobby Greenhouse

Original price $1,899.00 - Original price $1,899.00
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$1,899.00 - $1,899.00
Current price $1,899.00

The Essence 8' x 12' is a spacious, double-door greenhouse developed for optimal use of the interior space. This structure boasts polycarbonate plastic walls and a non-rusting, robust aluminum frame, making it as durable as they come.


  • Spacious, highly resistant, and translucent polycarbonate greenhouse kit
  • Virtually unbreakable twin-wall roof and side polycarbonate panels 
  • Blocks 99.9% of harmful solar UV rays
  • Rust-resistant aluminum frame
  • 95 sq feet growing space and 6.5' of headroom
  • Snow load: 16 pounds per square foot
  • Wind load: up to 60 mph
  • Maintenance-free DIY greenhouse
  • Average setup time four to five hours
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

The Essence 8' x 12' is a spacious, double-door greenhouse developed for optimal use of the interior space. This structure boasts polycarbonate plastic walls and a non-rusting, robust aluminum frame, making it as durable as they come.

The Essence boasts double doors and a ramp-style threshold to accommodate wheelbarrows or wheelchairs. It features two roof vents for airflow, heat, and humidity regulation. It also comes with built-in gutters for a sustainable irrigation system.

Why Palram?

Palram is one of the leading companies in the thermoplastic industry.

Palram greenhouses are made of polycarbonate panels designed to withstand extreme weather conditions due to their strength and flexibility. They do not shatter and are safer than glass. This feature is especially important in a domestic environment and the vicinity of children and the elderly.

Polycarbonate panels are low weight ( less than 1kg), making the greenhouse easy to deliver, handle, assemble and also relocate. For instance, an assembled 6×8 harmony greenhouse weighs less than 45kg.

Polycarbonate completely shields from the harmful effects of UV radiation and protects everything inside the greenhouse: people, plants, pots, tools among others.

Key Features

  • Spacious, highly resistant, translucent, and safe polycarbonate greenhouse kit

  • Virtually unbreakable 4mm twin-wall roof and side panels - polycarbonate panels

  • Entirely built with twin-wall glazing for controlled light exposure and insulation

  • Allows maintaining level temperatures and diffuses sunlight

  • Provides up to 100% protection from harmful sun rays (UV)

  • Life-time resilient polycarbonate plastic walls; do not turn yellow, fracture, or opacify over time

  • Reinforced, non-rusting, robust aluminum structure

  • Snow load: 16 pounds per square foot

  • Withstands winds up to 60 mph when incorporated with the anchoring kit

  • Large and high double-door offers improved work conditions and easier access

  • Maintenance-free DIY greenhouse

  • The Nature Series works with Palram's line of hobby greenhouse accessories to maximize space and a more productive growing season

  • 5 Year Limited Warranty

What’s in the box?

Two Adjustable Roof Vents, Rain Gutters, Lockable Door, Galvanized Steel Base 7'6" H x 8'W x 12' L, Side Louver Window, Rain Gutters, Lockable Door, Galvanized Steel Base


Size 7'6" H x 8' W x 12' L
Interior 88.6” H x 94.5” W x 142.1” L
Door Dimensions 76.6" H x 45.1" W
Base Dimensions 96.1” W x 143.7” L
Growing Space 50 sq. ft.
Head Room 8.8'
Panel Thickness 4mm Polycarbonate Roof Panel

4mm Polycarbonate Wall Panel
Covering Area 9 m² / 96.4 ft²
Storage Area 8.7 m² / 93.3 ft²


Roof / Wall Material Polycarbonate
Wind Resistance 90 km/hr | 56 ml/hr
Snow Load 100 kg/m² | 20.5 lbs/ft²
Light Transmission 79%
Frame Aluminum
Base Galvanized Steel
Warranty 5 Year Limited Warranty
Essence 8' x 12'
Essence 8' x 12'
  • Heavy-Duty Design

  • Wind Resistant Up to 56MPH

  • Snow Load Up to 15.4 lbs/ft²

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No. The greenhouses are not designed to be put together.
Yes, it can be disassembled, relocated, and reassembled at a different location.
No, it is not an option to get doors on both ends.
The greenhouses do not come with a floor or base.
Yes, the polycarbonate panels are high impact resistant and withstand hail.
The warranty for all our greenhouses is for at least 5 years, some for more. The crystal-clear single layer or twin-wall polycarbonate panels maintain their integrity, they do not discolor, opacify, fracture, or shatter over time.
Each wall section can carry up to 44 lbs. at most – an entire wall would depend upon the greenhouse’s size.

It can be anchored to a foundation, depending on the greenhouse, some have compatible holes at the bottom of the greenhouse base, and some have their own integrated anchoring.

Yes, the greenhouse can be anchored to a concrete slab. It can be anchored directly to the ground using ground stakes (ground stakes are not supplied with the greenhouse kits).

Firmly connect the product to a level surface immediately after completion of the assembly. Anchoring this product to the ground is essential to its stability and rigidity. It is required to complete this stage in order for your warranty to be valid.

The Palram Greenhouse can be used year-round, there are several factors to consider. The two main factors are weather and plants.

What are the plants you want to grow and how much heat or cold can they handle? No matter where you live, greenhouses can be 20-40 degrees hotter inside during the day and at night they will be the same temperature as the outdoors. This is without any supplemental heating or cooling.

Depending on where you live, heating and/or cooling your greenhouse can make the difference. If you need to heat or cool your greenhouse in extreme weather conditions, you may want to consider a twin-wall greenhouse such as the Palram Glory Greenhouse which has a 10mm polycarbonate covering.

It is not possible to add an additional door.
Greenhouse accessories can help you make the most of your greenhouse space by customizing it to your specific needs; making gardening more efficient, productive, and approachable. Clear floor room by using shelves, use additional vents and louvers with manual or automatic openers to stabilize heat and humidity levels. For a complete accessories listing please visit our Accessories page.
The stability and long-term service of a greenhouse relies heavily on the preparation of a firm foundation for placement and fixing. If you install a greenhouse on a ground with low moisture content it is highly recommended to use a ground cover or weed barrier, which will allow water to drain through the fabric while keeping weeds from growing.