Messenger glazing system in victorian glasshouse

Glazing Systems


Thomas Messenger greenhouse glazing system

The Messenger greenhouse, inspired by the renowned Victorian engineer Thomas Messenger, was developed in response to the demand for an authentic replica of a traditional timber glasshouse. While embracing modern materials and technology for enhanced structural integrity and longevity, we collaborated closely with conservation teams to create a stunning and durable aluminum alternative suitable for a wide range of sensitive locations.

Featuring a slightly larger profile compared to our Traditional and National Trust structures, the Messenger greenhouse maintains historic Victorian design aesthetics. Its nuts and bolts are hidden or ‘capped,’ preserving a wooden aesthetic both internally and externally. Moreover, it provides the finest growing environment naturally.

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Messenger greenhouse glazing features

  • All internal nuts and bolts are concealed.
  • Ideal for creating exact replicas in highly sensitive sites.
  • Made from low-maintenance aluminium, which is 100% recyclable.
  • All our greenhouses are powder-coated in a colour of your choice.
  • Fitted with 4mm Toughened Safety Glass.
  • All our structures, whether free-standing or lean-to, include automatic roof vents and manual side vents.
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Messenger Greenhouse

Arundel Castle

Bespoke Greenhouse

Arundel Castle boasts a rich history, with its impressive gardens spanning over 40 acres of land. These gardens are meticulously maintained by a dedicated team committed to an organic, eco-friendly ethos. Their efforts aim to promote the growth of wildflowers, support beneficial insects, and enhance wildlife biodiversity within the stunning grounds.

Why choose Messenger

Heritage sites and replicas

We have crafted numerous bespoke greenhouses to replace irreparable wooden structures, showcasing our expertise in preserving traditional Victorian aesthetics. Our Thomas Messenger style is frequently chosen by those seeking to replicate older structures, offering an authentic and timeless solution. It is particularly well-suited for sensitive sites and areas requiring planning permission, providing an ideal balance of heritage charm and modern functionality.

Customer Services

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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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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.