Welcome to greenhouseplanning.com a resource guide for designing your own greenhouse. Solar Innovations, Inc., the leading manufacturer of custom residential and commercial greenhouses; conservatories; sunrooms; skylights; sliding, folding, and stacking walls, doors, windows, and screens; and curtain walls has developed the planning guide over the 16 years of company experience. The following pages were created to help you plan every aspect of your design to ensure you can enjoy your greenhouse for years to come.

A greenhouse is a structure in which plants are grown. It can be large or small and constructed out of various materials, such as glass, plastic, or aluminum. Greenhouses heat up by absorbing and retaining visible sunlight.

During the 13th century greenhouses (called botanical gardens) were built in Italy to house the tropical plants explorers brought back from the tropics. Charles Lucien Bonaparte, a French botanist, is credited with building the first modern greenhouse in Holland in the 1800’s to grow medicinal tropical plants.

If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact a Solar Innovations, Inc. greenhouse designer by completing the contact form, emailing skylight@solarinnovations.com, or calling 800-648-0669 to speak to a sales representative.