Warmth of Wood
Many of the benefits of a wooden greenhouse are conferred by the quality, durability and characteristics of the timber. The Growhouse is made using top quality Western Red Cedar. The trees, (Thuja plicata) are naturally durable, producing long lengths of timber that benefits from a true, strong and straight grain, making it the perfect choice for resilient wooden greenhouses. Red Cedar is free from pitch and naturally resistant to decay by pests and fungi, which makes it an ideal choice for use in a garden setting and much less needy in terms of regular maintenance compared to other softwoods. Red Cedar has excellent insulation properties and when used to make a wooden greenhouse, actually helps to maintain a constant internal temperature inside, providing better conditions for healthy plant growth. It also reduces condensation within the greenhouse.
Wooden Greenhouses are often the preferred choice for country gardens, cottage gardens and traditional settings; wood blends easily and naturally within a garden and looks in keeping with the natural environment. In this way a traditional Red Cedar Greenhouse can become a focal point in the garden and positioned in a prominent place, central to the whole garden design, rather than hidden away at the bottom of the vegetable patch.