Whether the plot is big or small, in the country or in the city, virtually every gardener covets a small greenhouse to start seedlings, protect delicate flowers or grow out-of-season herbs and vegetables. Fortunately, enough backyard greenhouse kits are on the market to meet almost every requirement and budget. Here are some of our favorite DIY greenhouses, starting with this beauty from BC Greenhouse.
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- Build Your Own Greenhouse: 11 Easy-to-Assemble Kits
Build Your Own Greenhouse: 11 Easy-to-Assemble Kits
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The Sun Garden
Featuring a heavy aluminum frame and unbreakable 6-mm twin wall polycarbonate glazing, the 8' x 8' Sun Garden greenhouse is designed to withstand heavy snow and high winds. With 5 ½ foot side walls and a premium, lockable hinged storm door, this unit is available in white, green or brown and comes with step-by-step video instructions. At bcgreenhouse.com; from $2,195.
Palram Snap & Grow
The Palram Snap & Grow 6' x 8' backyard greenhouse turns any spot in your backyard into a grower's sanctuary. Featuring a heavy duty aluminum frame and crystal clear, break-resistant SnapGlas panels, the kit comes with a split-style door and an adjustable roof ventilation. At hayneedle.com; from $639.98.
Wood Mini Greenhouse
This small-scale Wood Mini Greenhouse kit by Leisure Solutions is perfect for patios, balconies and decks where space is at a premium. Measuring 16" L x 30" W x 43" H, it features a wood frame finished with a protective, moisture-resistant acrylic coating and polycarbonate safety glazing. The top window and double bottom doors provide easy access. At comforthouse.com; $239.99.
Mt. Hood Sunshine Gardenhouse
This 6' x 12' Mt. Hood Sunshine Gardenhouse comes with pre-assembled panels of natural redwood framing and 4.5-mm thick polycarbonate glazing. The backyard greenhouse kit includes two vents that open automatically when the temperature is too warm, Dutch doors and a Trex base (no foundation required). At sears.com; $2,098.79.
Outdoor Living Today Sunshed
This 8' x 12' Outdoor Living Today Sunshed kit is constructed from durable Western red cedar with a 6-mm thick twin wall polycarbonate roof and wall panels. The unit includes two heat-activated roof vent openings, two lower wall vents, a Dutch door, and an L-shaped full-wall workbench (no foundation included). At homedepot.com; $4,399.
DuraMax Metal Greenhouse
The DuraMax Metal Greenhouse measures approximately 7' 9" L x 10' 5" W x 6' 9" H and is constructed with a sturdy frame and an all-weather durable polycarbonate glazing. The adjustable roof vent provides precise temperature control, while the double sliding doors make coming and going a breeze (foundation is included). At lowes.com; $1,099.
Juliana Basic 300
The 6' x 5' Juliana Basic is ideal for the gardener with limited outdoor space. Featuring a rugged aluminum frame with molded gutters and 4-mm, double wall polycarbonate panels, this backyard greenhouse kit includes a 2" wide sliding door with rollers, one roof vent and adjustable window vent. At greenhouses.com; $675.
Riga V Greenhouse
Offering more than 165 square feet of floor space, the German-made Riga V is a fully-loaded greenhouse kit for the serious gardener. With its 12-gage aluminum frame and 8-mm thick polycarbonate side panels and 10-mm thick end panels, the kit includes two heaters, an exhaust fan, a thermostat, and a solar-powered night light. At costco.com; $5,899.99.
This portable Springhouse Clear greenhouse requires only minimal assembly and is compact and lightweight enough for easy transport, setup, and take down. Measuring 78"H x 72" W x 72" D, the fiberglass frame is covered with a Waterproof Clear Gro-Tec™ material that is UV-resistant. At greenhousemegastore; $219.
This roomy 8' x 12' Hideaway Greenhouse is constructed of heavy gauge, extruded aluminum in either a green or white baked enamel finish, and covered with 8-mm clear triple-wall polycarbonate. The kit, which can be assembled with basic tools, includes a full-size door with self-storing screen, and two manually operated roof vents. At 4seasongreenhouse.com; $2,859.
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