Orangeriesby Quayside Conservatories O
rangeries were buildings, usually made up of vertical strips of glazing interspersed with masonry, frequently found in the grounds of fashionable residences from the 17th to the 19th century. The orangery was similar to a greenhouse or conservatory, but with the additional features of the more elaborate decorative cornice (which concealed the guttering) and fully glazed, or lantern style roofs.
The name reflects the original use of the building as a place where citrus trees were often wintered in tubs under cover, surviving through harsh frosts though not expected to flower and fruit.
This style of building is currently making a comeback with decorative pillars, ornate cornice details, single and multiple lantern roofs and timber finishes in various soft shades of green and blue/green as well as the traditional white.