Gazebo Style Hexagonal Greenhouse
This time we have a little bit different backyard idea for you and it’s a gazebo style hexagonal greenhouse. These little gems are a great addition to any backyard providing you with a place to winter over plants, a place to sit on clear winter days and enjoy the sun as well as providing you with a decorative structure.
This hexagonal greenhouse is made of lightweight powder coated aluminum, which makes it easy to clean and extremely durable. Another plus of this octagonal greenhouse is the fact that as structures go, this one is extremely light with the framework weighing between 50 and 75 pounds before the glass is installed. This makes supporting it a fairly simple and straight forward process.
The video below will take you on a tour of the hexagonal greenhouse we installed approximately eight years ago. Items to take note of are…
Hexagonal Greenhouse Key Points:
- We mounted the hexagonal greenhouse directly to the deck by placing 4 x 6 landscape, timbers, that were cut to fit the footprint of the greenhouse, directly on top of the deck support structure.
- Additional support structure, such as piers and cross members can be added as required or needed.
- The flooring in the hexagonal greenhouse is simple 1 x 4 material that is covered with a ½ inch of foundation insulation that has been cut to fit. This keeps the wind from blowing up into the greenhouse during the winter and freezing the plants.
- Make a plan for having electricity inside the greenhouse to run a small fan and an electric oil filled heater (Very cold climates might require two of these). The fan circulates the warm air produced by the heater eliminating any cold spots that may freeze over and kill plants. Providing electricity can be as simple as running the heavy duty extension cord through the floor of the hexagonal greenhouse and plugging in at the back of the house. Simply unplug it in summer and roll it up.
- This type of greenhouse is great for wintering over plants such as geraniums, which you may be buying every year at more than $4.00 a pop. By the end of the third year of wintering them over you’ll have some truly impressive large plants.
- The hexagonal greenhouse can also come in very handy for starting seedlings early in the year so you can give jump on planting season.
These are just a few of the many reasons that having an hexagonal greenhouse in your backyard is a win win for you. Not only will you get to enjoy gardening year round, you will also be installing something that will add value to your home.
Here is a link to a supplier. This is not an affiliate link: Gothic Arch Greenhouses