Greenhouses are building or complexes in which plants are grown. By providing a more controlled convenient environment, they expand the growing possibilities for the crops. Inside a greenhouse, gardeners have control over temperature, humidity, soil aeration, soil moisture and drainage, fertility levels, and light. Read more
Situated in the grounds of the Royal Castle of Laeken in Brussels, this enormous complex of greenhouses covers 270,000 square feet. Commissioned by King Leopold II of Belgium, it was built between 1874 and 1895 and includes the Iron Church, a domed greenhouse which served as the Royal Chapel. A whopping 800,000 litres of heating oil are required annually to keep the greenhouse heated. The public are allowed entry once a year, in the spring, for nearly three weeks when the flowers are in bloom.
Planning a Terrace Garden
Nowadays, as the population demographic has shifted from primarily rural to urban, planning a garden seems more of a distant fantasy than a reality for some as the space available in the city or metropolitan areas is rather limited. One can start to feel very disconnected from nature after spending too much time in the surroundings of smog clouds and cell phone tower ‘trees’. To get the feel of some greenery in the city, some urban residents have potted plants on their respective balconies or rooftops.
Why not go all the way and have a full-fledged garden on your roof ?
While some may scoff in disbelief, having a rooftop garden with soil and luscious lawns is a very viable option. All that is needed is the knowledge of the right techniques to have your very own terrace rooftop garden.
In today’s day and age, not all of us are blessed with gardens in our home. But this must not stop you from bringing some nature into your home. Having trees on your terrace is a great way to do so. Here is a list of top 5 fruit trees that grows best on your terrace.