Orangeries look elegant and sophisticated as well as acting as a natural private adjunct to your home.
An orangery, in its purest form, is not technically a conservatory. They were originally designed based on Italian templates, and used as luxurious, glass buildings to house exotic orange and lime trees, from warmer climates.
As their popularity changed they became a feature of the wealthy and could be used to show off more ornamental and unusual plants and flowers. One of Queen Victoria’s favourite scents was orange flower water, so it is no wonder that this style is associated with the luxury of the Victorian era.
The main difference between an orangery and a conservatory, is that an orangery does not have to be attached to an existing building. They tend to use more brickwork, and columns of brick or timber to separate the glass panels and windows. The roofs are also glass.
They look elegant and sophisticated as well as acting as a natural private adjunct to your home.
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