Cal Expo - Sacramento
APRIL 2 – 5, 2020

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Glass Houses…the history and joy of owning a greenhouse

Saturday, March 23 2019
12:15pm - 1:15pm
Garden & Landscape Design

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At the height of the Victorian era, the social elite funded expeditions across the world to collect rare and beautiful plants and botanicals. Searched out for their unequalled beauty, sources for herbal medicine, as well as for food crops…these rare plants and trees became highly prized and treasured. As assembling these collections came into vogue, glass houses were the vital answer to holding these precious and rare collectibles in warm and safe places through the winter months. With time, these building grew not only in function but also in functional design, beauty and technology. Come learn how a greenhouse can dramatically change your garden for the better.