RHS Garden Wisley (GB)
More than 1 million visitors every year
|Surface||5,500 m², maximum height 12.5 meter|
|Project||"The Glasshouse" and nursery greenhouses, technical areas and classrooms|
|Client||Royal Horticultural Society|
Recreation, Education: with over a million visitor a year
We built the entire structure and installed and commissioned all climate, mechanical and electrical services
In addition to the projects for clients such as Keukenhof, Floriade 2002 and botanical gardens in Leiden and Frankfurt, Smiemans completed a prestigious project at Wisley Garden near London: for the internationally renowned British Royal Horticultural Society. This project required a special educational glasshouse, which is now known as "The Glasshouse" and attracts more than 1 million visitors every year. Smiemans built the entire structure and installed and commissioned all climate, mechanical and electrical services.
Magnificent classic-contemporary look
The HighLight system has been used here in a unique design: the maximum heights are more than 12.50m and the total surface is more than 7,000 m². The typical rounded shapes give the glasshouse its magnificent classic-contemporary look. Everyone can enjoy, see, smell and feel the tropical and subtropical flowers and plants in “The Glasshouse”. Its setting is spectacular with a waterfall, rock formations, caves and a wealth of plants and trees.
The RHS experts in Wisley are very pleased with the prosperous growing and blossoming of all their exotic plants, partly because of the excellent lighting and climate conditions. In addition to this showcase we also built nursery greenhouses, technical areas and classrooms using the more traditional Venlo glasshouse system.
Every winter the RHS Wisley Glasshouse transforms into a tropical paradise with more than 6,000 free-flying exotic butterflies.