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Derbyshire, England (2011)

Measurements: Black wood frame, 18” x 22”. Image: 11” x 15”

Matte & Paper: 8 ply, white. Hahnemuhle archival paper

Photo #3089


Cast iron greenhouses are structures that are made using cast iron frames and are used for growing plants. They are typically found in gardens and other outdoor spaces and are used to create a protected and controlled environment for plants to grow.


Cast iron greenhouses have a long history dating back to the Victorian era in England. During this time cast iron was a popular material for use in greenhouse construction because it was strong, durable, and able to withstand the elements. Greenhouses were used by wealthy to grow exotic plants and flowers that were not native to England, and the cast iron frames allowed for the creation of large, elaborate structures. 


In addition to their use in gardens, cast iron greenhouses have also been used in research and agriculture settings. They have been used to study plant growth and to develop new varieties of plants, as well as to grow crops in a controlled environment. 


Today, cast iron greenhouses are still popular due to their durability and versatility. They can be found in a wide range of sizes and styles and are used by gardeners and farmers alike.

Marvellous Greenhouse Garden, 19th century

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