Greenhouses are protective constructions made of glass, plexiglass or plastic where the plants are sheltered. The translucent surface has the effect of heating the interior of the structure. This is called the “greenhouse effect”. This increase in temperature accelerated the growth of plants and also advances the sowing season, as plants species have access to favorable conditions for their growth earlier in the year. In order to develop these techniques in educational gardens, Transgardens has set up several types of greenhouses:

The bioclimatic greenhouse : See more information about the bioclimatic greenhouse

The mini greenhouse : Small greenhouse format that can help understand the principle of greenhouses and that can serve as a nursery during the winter.

The vertical greenhouse : Vertical greenhouse that allows to cultivate under a greenhouse a large quantity of vegetables on a small surface on the ground

The greenhouses of the Traversine
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The greenhouses are ready for the winter … It only needed the plexi panels to protect them from the cold

Bioclimatic greenhouse
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Sebastien Dutherage, head of the Association for the Promotion of Ecological Techniques (APTE) presents the concept of a bioclimatic greenhouse made with the support of The Ivory Foundation on le Grand Potager de Fontenille in Lauris, in the South of … Read More

The bioclimatic greenhouse of the Grand Potager
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The bioclimatic greenhouse of the Grand Potager is ready for its first seedlings! Funded by The Ivory Foundation, this experimental greenhouse was designed with the expertise of the association APTE (promotion of eco-energies, ecoconstruction and ecological practices), and carried out … Read More

Autumn at Le Grand Potager
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Autumn is mild, the gardening boards are still green with salads, cabbage, spinach. Soon, the bioclimatic greenhouse will take over for the production of the plants, to gain a few weeks on the season.

Grand Potager – Designing a bioclimatic greenhouse
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The greenhouse will be a major element of the “Grand Potager” of Fontenille. A greenhouse that combines a modern and luminous aesthetic with the innovative concepts of the bioclimatic greenhouse, using natural and local materials. The operating principles of this … Read More