Woolbeding Gardens has an unusual greenhouse that opens and closes like a bud to protect subtropical plants
July 1, 2022
Heatherwick Studios and the National Trust (UK) have opened a kinetic greenhouse in Woolbeding Gardens. It was the final planning point for the new Silk Road Garden, designed to commemorate the influence of the medieval route on modern British horticulture. Rare goods and new plant species such as rosemary, lavender and fennel arrived in the UK along this route. The path takes visitors through 300 species of plants planted in the Silk Road Garden and ends at the new greenhouse. /wp-content/uploads/2022/07/a300d6d39d9859f72a2f1b83b5d43c18.jpg” width=”728″ height=”485″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt=”Glass flower: greenhouse Heatherwick Studio in the UK” />Greenhouse with open glass panels-“petals”.
The greenhouse is made up of ten steel components that support angled glass panels, resembling a flower bud that opens with daylight. On warm days, the “petals” open to form a crown-shaped space. The glass panels open using a hydraulic mechanism developed by the studio in collaboration with engineers from Eckersley O'Callaghan.According to Thomas Heatherwick, the design of the greenhouse refers to decorative Victorian terrariums, airtight glass containers that housed plants.
The opening process takes four minutes and is designed to provide subtropical plants with sufficient light and air in warm weather. As soon as the temperature outside the greenhouse falls below the acceptable level, the glass “petals” are closed, saving the plants from the cold. ventilation.
View of the open greenhouse with subtropical plants from above. ” width=”728″ height=”951″ class=”lazy-image__image _align-center” data-v-64ca9b5a=”1″ alt=”Glass Flower: Heatherwick Studio UK” />View of Woolbeding Gardens and the entrance they have a small Silk Road garden with a new greenhouse.
“You walk through a mesmerizingly beautiful garden and discover an object that starts like a gem and ends like a crown as the conservatory slowly opens up,” studio founder Thomas Heatherwick says of the new work.
When closed, the greenhouse resembles not only a flower bud, but also a cut diamond, shimmering in the sun. way. Including rare Vietnamese aralia, various ferns, umbrella trees, magnolias and bananas.Fern, banana, magnolias and Vietnamese aralia planted inside the greenhouse.