UK: King Charles granted permission to build new greenhouse

King Charles has been granted permission to build a new greenhouse that will increase the growing capacity at his 18th-century Cotswolds estate by a third. Plans for the greenhouse at Highgrove House will see more people able to visit to learn about horticulture.

Alongside three cold frames, it will also mean more young plants can be grown at the mansion near Tetbury in Gloucestershire. The garden where the cold frames are planned has been used for greenhouses since 1800.

Highgrove is the country home of Charles and Queen Camilla, and the monarch has long been interested in sustainable growing methods. The new growing area will be used in support of educational courses at Barley Court, the educational training center for the Prince's Foundation.

The king submitted the plans to Cotswold District Council in May, and they were approved last month. Planning documents say: 'This greenhouse will be a detached building within the existing service area for the gardens.


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