skip to main page content :: Town & Regional Planning Home > Glossary Home > O >

Orangery

- the forerunner to the greenhouse, these were large, solid, masonry buildings with a high proportion of glass, which were heated in order to house fruiting orange trees over the winter. Oranges were the first exotic fruit to be intensively cultivated in this way in Britain (see Conservatories, Greenhouses, Stovehouses, Orchard Houses)