Georgian Conservatories

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When Dutch horticulturists invented conservatories in the 17th century to conserve (hence the name) plants throughout the winter months, they would have been unaware of the many adaptations which were to follow.

First to explore the agricultural possibilities of glass were Georgians, when the area surrounding the home was regarded as an extension of the interior.

With the addition of the conservatory or classic orangery, the Georgian gentleman expressed his position in society. The level of grandeur, in both scale and ornament, was therefore carefully judged to present a certain image of the world.

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