Here at Elbec we offer a fabulous range of Greenhouses; currently we have savings of up to £200 on some popular ranges. Greenhouse savings end in 3 days so hurry whilst the deals last!
One deal that is not to be missed is the incredible £200 saving on the Elite Craftsman Powder Coated Freestanding Greenhouse Package (6 ft x 3 ft wide). This Greenhouse is supplied with some incredible features; aluminium frame as standard with 10 year guarantee on the frame, vented roof with automatic vent opener, rainwater collection kit, integral gutters, aluminium base, powder coated option and many more as standard! The Greenhouse has plenty of colours to choose from and is great package for just £696.
Here at Elbec we believe that a greenhouse should be a fundamental structure in any garden or allotment, but the history behind greenhouses is far amazing!
The idea of growing plants in environmentally controlled areas has existed since Roman times. The Roman emperor Tiberius ate a cucumber-like vegetable daily. The Roman gardeners used artificial methods (similar to the greenhouse system) of growing to have it available for his table every day of the year.
The first modern greenhouses were built in Italy in the 13th century to house the exotic plants that explorers brought back from the tropics. They were originally called botanical gardens. The concept of greenhouses soon spread to the Netherlands and then England, along with the plants. Some of these early attempts required enormous amounts of work to close up at night or to winterize. There were serious problems with providing adequate and balanced heat in these early greenhouses.
Today the Netherlands has many of the largest greenhouses in the world, some of them so vast that they are able to produce millions of vegetables every year.