A traditional wooden greenhouse made from treated timber. Our range includes Swallow and Clearview wooden greenhouses, in freestanding or lean-to models, and sizes from 4ft-13ft wide. Free UK Delivery & Installation.
All the Clearview quality in a smaller wooden model!
Excellent quality Thermowood timber small wood greenhouse
Very practical size - Fully Installed!
5ft8" Wide Multiple Length's NEW!
Top quality 5ft wide models
Fantastic quality, with a great price tag!
Excellent wooden greenhouses.
Popular customer choice.
NEW for 2019 - Fully Installed!
Modern design - Quality & Affordability
Hand made in the UK. Fully Installed!
Designed and built for the customer by skilled craftsmen.
Top quality, hand made, delivered and installed.
NEW for 2019 - Fully Installed!
Glass To Floor - Quality - Great Price!
Dwarf wall version of the Clearview Lancashire.
Dwarf wall version of the Clearview Wiltshire.
Quality wooden dwarf wall greenhouse from Swallow.
Dwarf Wall Cheshire. Fully Installed!
Dwarf Wall version of the wooden Clearview Hampshire.
Quality Thermowood Dwarf Wall from Swallow.
8ft2" Wide in multiple length's.
Edwardian Style feature greenhouse.
8ft 3" Wide
Victorian style top of the range greenhouse. Beautifully made to the highest standard with lots of features.
Very large greenhouse, well made and fully installed.
6ft8" Wide in multiple length's.
Unique new design - the Potting Store is very practical.
8ft9" Wide in multiple length's.
Unique design - Greenhouse With Dedicated Potting Side.
Perfect for growing and storage, Swallow have designed this dual purpose shed and greenhouse.
Larger version of this top quality potting shed.
Wooden orangery style T-Shaped 6ft wide greenhouses
Wooden orangery style T-Shaped 8ft wide greenhouses
Largest Wooden orangery style T-Shaped 8ft wide greenhouses
Flat packed modular design
Quality and fast delivery!
Flat packed modular design
Quality and fast delivery!
Here we go over the best types of wooden greenhouses available right now, depending on your budget and size constraints.
- Best Small Sized: Swallow Lark 4ft Wide
- Best Large Sized: Swallow Falcon 13ft Wide
- Best Wooden Lean to: Swallow Finch 4ft Wide
- Best 8x6ft: Swallow 8ft Wide Raven
- Best 6x6ft: Clearview Wiltshire
- Best Traditional: Swallow Eagle Victorian Style
- Largest: Swallow Falcon 13ft Wide
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Wooden greenhouses are normal greenhouses made with treated timber. They are styled more traditionally than an aluminium greenhouse and tend to be a lot heavier, making them sturdy and more difficult to build. The wooden frame is treated to become weather resistant, leaving them outside all year round. Most people prefer the appearance of a wooden greenhouse in a traditional garden, as it fits nicely into a natural setting. You can either assemble them yourselves or use the included installation service.
They are useful for growing your plants, flowers, vegetables, fruit bushes, and small trees. From starting young seedlings before the first frost to hooking up an irrigation and drainage system to grow your finest tomatoes. You can customise them with extra ventilation, door configurations, lighting, sinks, and shelves. The fully glazed roof lets the sun into the greenhouse, while protecting the plants from wind, rain, and snow.
One of the benefits of a wooden framed greenhouse over alternatives is its insulation. Wood is a natural insulator, so the temperature inside your greenhouse will remain more consistent with less intervention than in an aluminium greenhouse. This is useful for temperature-sensitive plants, as well as in environments with large temperature shifts.
Choose a timber frame greenhouse - perfect for your own garden.
Timber Greenhouse Types
Choosing a smaller greenhouse makes sense when space is limited, and luckily we have a broad range of styles for you to choose from.
The narrow nature of these wooden greenhouses, means that they don't overwhelm a smaller garden space, while still giving you room to do garden tasks and pot on plants.
A large greenhouse is spectacular, representing a large structure and focal point of your garden.
Many people enjoy the Victorian style of some of the larger wooden greenhouses, and your choice of colour means you can achieve that classic white wooden look.
Some fairly large ranges include the 8ft Swallow Victorian Eagle, and the Clearview Cambridgeshire Potting Sheds, but if you want to go really big, then check out the 13ft Wide Falcon range, or the T-shaped Swallow Swaon Wooden Orangery, and the Swallow Mallard ranges.
A traditional Victorian greenhouse looks fantastic, and typically has tall eaves, with lots of panes, making for a spectacular-looking greenhouse.
A lean to greenhouse has the benefit of taking up less space, and utilising the heat of the structure it leans against (making for cheaper heating costs in winter).
For those that can't choose between the practicality of the shed and the planting functionality of a greenhouse, choose a high-quality wooden potting shed greenhouse!
Wooden potting sheds have one side fully boarded like a shed, where you can organise and store garden tools and shelving/staging. The other side is fully glazed, allowing you to pot on and grow plants, ensuring they receive excellent sunlight.
A dwarf wall greenhouse has a small wall running along the edge, with the rest of the height made from a traditional greenhouse material.
These are excellent at providing more insulation and look very stylish too.
Maintaining a Wooden Framed Greenhouse in Your Garden
All our wood greenhouses come with a manufacturer's warranty, with Clearview providing a 15-year warranty, and Swallow providing a 10-year warranty. They can do this by using a treatment that offers high-level protection for the wood, including UV protection.
To keep it in the best condition, we recommend you regularly inspect the frame for signs of damage so you can fix it before it becomes a problem. Regularly clean the greenhouse with a soft cloth or sponge and mild soapy water.
All of our greenhouses come with a 25mm damp-proof barrier, which ensures the wood isn't sitting in standing water, prolonging the lifespan of your greenhouse frame.
All greenhouses come with tongue & groove boarding all around the greenhouse for structural integrity and durability.
Greenhouse Glazing: Toughened Safety Glass
All wooden greenhouses come with toughened safety glass, which is the safest glazing option possible, and also looks the best as it lets all light through (unlike polycarbonate, which's translucent).
Where To Put Your New Greenhouse
Your wooden greenhouse needs a strong foundation to stop it from shifting or sinking, more-so than a lighter aluminium greenhouse. Choosing poured concrete or gravel is your best option, with gravel offering better drainage. Try to put your greenhouse in the sunniest part of your garden, as well as against a wall or fence to offer some natural protection from the weather.
Alternatives To a Wood Frame
The alternative to a wooden greenhouse is to choose an aluminium framed greenhouse. This can involve greenhouses of all sizes, including smaller mini greenhouses and cold frames. These items are at lower prices, and have a more straightforward design.
If you want polycarbonate glazing, then choose an aluminium version.
These are also fine to grow vegetables at home, and are a great alternative to a summer house, garden building, or log cabin. Our customers love the features of adding double doors or roof vents and greenhouse accessories like staging.
Both types can be purchased online with free delivery by using the checkout on our website.
The most traditional greenhouse staging is made from wood, and you will find many of these greenhouses have the option to add staging as part of your order.
Choose the type you want from the drop-down box on each greenhouse product.
South West Greenhouses Reviews
George, 22/05/2020, reviewed the Swallow 6'-8 x 10'-5 Kingfisher
"The Greenhouse was erected in just over an hour on the base I had prepared and it was truly amazing to see the guys in action. The greenhouse itself has definitely exceeded my expectations. Having had aluminium greenhouses in the past I would definitely recommend anyone to seriously think about a wooden greenhouse."
Jan, 15/03/2020, reviewed the Clearview 5'-9" x 8'-5" Lancashire
"I am absolutely delighted with my new greenhouse. The installation was very impressive, they even touched up a few marks with paint and left us with a small pot of extra paint plus a brush! Dedication to the job. The quality is amazing and the price was excellent value, especially bearing in mind it included delivery and put it up and it even has an auto opener. I’ve seen painted wooden greenhouses like this elsewhere for double or triple the price. I ordered a high shelf as an extra and it was well worth it. I could not be more pleased and I am so glad I ordered from this company."
Robert, 21/07/2020, reviewed the Clearview 6'-8" x 6'-4" Wiltshire
"We would have no hesitation in recommending this greenhouse. It is much nicer than in the pictures, really well constructed and the team that put it up were wonderful, answered all our questions and gave us a laugh along with it, really nice people and they made sure everything was nice and clean too and tidied up after themselves. We couldn't be happier. "
South West Greenhouses are rated 4.95/5 based on 2214 reviews.
Free Greenhouse Delivery & Installation Across the UK
We offer free UK delivery and installation on all wooden greenhouses, with some exceptions in the Scottish Highlands and other hard-to-reach areas (which will require a custom quote).
What Types of Wood Are These Greenhouses Made From?
Our wooden greenhouse range are made from treated timber. The type differs per brand:
Swallow Frame: Thermowood
Clearview Frames: Redwood Pine
Both of these have been treated to ensure they last a long time outdoors, and you can find more information about them on each product page.
How to Move a Greenhouse?
You can dismantle and move a wooden greenhouse just like you would any other greenhouse. You can read our full article on dismantling a greenhouse here.
Are Wooden Greenhouses Good?
Wooden greenhouses have many positives that would make you consider them "good." They insulate well, making your greenhouse warmer in the winter than aluminium. They look more traditional and will fit better into most garden styles. Damaged parts are also very easy to replace, even if the manufacturer no longer makes them in the future. They will feel more sturdy and can handle larger and more complex designs.
Need More Help? Contact South West Greenhouses
We know shopping for a wooden greenhouse might be overwhelming, which is why our helpful team is always on hand to help you make an informed decision.
We are here to help you filter our products and find the options that work for you. We can provide advice on the brands to choose from and the results you can expect.
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