Since orangeries became popular in the 17th century, these built structures have sheltered mainly citrus trees – hence the name. Nowadays, these architectural structures have become more visually attractive while keeping the same requirements for exotic fruits. Mainly made out of solid brick pillars and having large glazed windows to capture the light necessary for growing exotic plants and trees, these beautiful constructions used to be an attribute of the fashionable residences of the wealthy.
Plants and fruits that were native to warmer climes were given shelter in such constructions but the early orangeries had to be warmed with open fires. Today, the building and up-keeping of orangeries is a rather easy job, meaning that anyone who loves orange trees, lime trees or other exotic plants and shrubs can benefit from the addition of an orangery to their home. A traditional extension can deprive you from enjoying the company of exotic plants and the flavoured perfume of a freshly picked orange.
Maybe you already thought about adding extra space in your house by building additional rooms, but have you ever considered having an orangery? With a bright atmosphere and the joys brought on by fresh exotic fruits, an orangery can change your lifestyle and bring peace and concentration in your life. Not to mention the benefits of having a beautifully designed construction that blends in with its surroundings and demonstrates that old charm and caring for exotic plants can be a big part of your life.
Combining modern materials and craftsmanship, an orangery can be built to suit your own residence and offer additional space and an extraordinary look on the outside and on the inside. A stylish orangerie should be able to offer an exciting focal point and the joys of growing your own citrus fruits. Enjoy the modern possibility of owning a fabulous orangerie that adds style and character to your home.