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About us


Originally established in 1952 in Alton, we later relocated just a few miles down the road to our current home, Torberry Farm, nestled in the picturesque South Downs, in 2001. Torberry Farm has evolved into a breathtaking show site and an ideal space for our expanding factory, enabling us to proudly manufacture everything here in the UK and craft some of the world’s most exquisite bespoke greenhouses.

Since our humble beginnings in horticulture in the 1950s, we have developed our flagship Thomas Messenger glasshouse, introduced the National Trust Collection of greenhouses in 2004, expanded into thriving overseas markets, and garnered a prestigious endorsement from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. We remain dedicated to ongoing research and development, continually striving for product enhancement and innovation.

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Joe Hickson – Sales Designer

A deep-sea fishing enthusiast with a passion for greenhouse architecture, Joe has over 40 years’ experience in greenhouse and landscape design.

His knowledge has built from the initial beginnings as a graduate from the University of Massachusetts School of Landscape Architecture as well as a Master of Education. Joe’s experience also comes from over 40 years of working with some of North America’s most prominent Garden Centres and Growing Ranges.

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Annie Fox – Project Manager

A globetrotter by nature, Annie joined Alitex three years ago as a Project Leader in the UK office. Since then, she has embarked on a new chapter, relocating to Barbados and now oversees all our US projects.

During her time in Barbados, Annie has embraced the local lifestyle, adopting two dogs and making it a weekly ritual to swim with sea turtles.

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James Winfield – Sales Designer

Beginning his journey with Alitex in the UK as a Sales Designer, James has dedicated himself to mastering the art of greenhouse design. Three years later, he has transitioned to assisting our US clients in envisioning their ideal greenhouse.

During his free time, James is currently training for two stages of the Tour de France.

Sustainability with Ethy

Verified sustainability claims

We’ve joined forces with Ethy to guide us towards becoming a more sustainable company. With over 40 labels in their portfolio, we’re committed to working towards achieving them. Ethy’s ecolabels are awarded based on thorough, evidence-backed assessments, ensuring that claims regarding sustainability are transparent and accurate.

Our Commitment

Our goal is to offer a comprehensive turnkey service to our customers. From the initial inquiry, we’re here to guide you through every step of the process and provide ongoing support long after your greenhouse is installed.

Here’s how we do it:

  • Understanding Your Vision: Whether it’s through face-to-face meetings or virtual consultations, we’ll visit you to gain a thorough understanding of your project.
  • Meeting Your Needs: You’ll have regular communication with your dedicated customer team, ensuring you’re kept informed throughout your journey.
  • Our Promise: Your structure comes with a lifetime guarantee once built, ensuring lasting quality and peace of mind.
  • Customer Care: Even after your glasshouse is complete, our aftercare team is always available for any further accessories or services you may require.

At Alitex, we’re committed to making your greenhouse experience seamless and satisfying from start to finish.

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We welcome you to the Alitex community, and are always happy to chat if you wish to know a little more about us.

Tom and Nelly, Owners of Alitex

Customer Services

Request a catalog

Curious about our mission and methods? Explore our acclaimed collection of greenhouses in our catalog for inspiration.

Our services

Our services

If our Kew Collection greenhouse selection doesn’t match your vision, our skilled designers and engineers can craft a fully customized greenhouse just for you.

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Book a visit

Now that you’ve received our catalog and are ready to proceed, one of our Sales Designers can visit you on-site to help envision your dream greenhouse.