Flower in Glasshouse

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse, in Jephson Gardens, opened in 2003. It was built on the site of a redundant nursery as part of the Heritage Lottery funded restoration of Jephson Gardens.

The Glasshouse houses a range of beautiful tropical and temperate plants including banana, pink powder puff and bird of paradise. There is also a popular goldfish pond, observation beehive and a slate sculpture designed by David Wilson.

The building has an event venue, Jephson's, and a teaching Studio. Both are available for hire. The Studio is a great space for visiting school groups and for hosting craft activities and art sessions. Contact us to find out more.

We don't use pesticides or herbicides in the Glasshouse. We use biological control to reduce pests and remove any weeds by hand. Look out for the Bug of the Month during the summer to find out more about our biological control.

Hiring the Glasshouse

The Glasshouse is hired as part of the Jephson's event venue.

School visits

The Glasshouse is well-used by local schools for science and art sessions. There are lesson plans and worksheets available for visiting schools to use when they visit. Themes include plant growth, adaptation and food.

Opening times

The Temperate House is open daily from 10am until 4pm. 

Contact us

Just Inspire Hospitality and Event Management look after the catering and events at Jephson Garden’s Glasshouse.

Please complete the online enquiry form.