The Greenhouses and Cold Frames ClipArt gallery provides 50 examples of greenhouses, cold frames, hothouses, hotbeds, propagating boxes, and other structures designed to force and protect plant growth by raising the temperature.

Bell glasses are used to protect or accelerate the growth of a plant or plants. The French Cloche is used for this purpose. Ordinary, or English, bell glass is used to plant reproduction, especially hard-wooded plants.

French and English Bell Glasses

Bell glasses are used to protect or accelerate the growth of a plant or plants. The French Cloche is…

"One of the simplest types of coldframes, which is a lean-to against the foundation of a house." — Baily, 1898

Coldframe

"One of the simplest types of coldframes, which is a lean-to against the foundation of a house." —…

"This may be either a temporary or permanent building, and it is generally used for the protection of half-hardy plants which are grown in pots and tubs." — Baily, 1898

Coldframe

"This may be either a temporary or permanent building, and it is generally used for the protection of…

A framed box used to protect plants

Coldframe

A framed box used to protect plants

Coldframe against a hedge, and protected by straw mats.

coldframe

Coldframe against a hedge, and protected by straw mats.

A portable coldframe

coldframe

A portable coldframe

A portable coldframe

coldframe

A portable coldframe

A portable coldframe

coldframe

A portable coldframe

A small coldframe

coldframe

A small coldframe

Covering plants with a box for winter protection.

Covering

Covering plants with a box for winter protection.

A protection for chrysanthemums

Flower Protection

A protection for chrysanthemums

Whenever continuous supplies of cucumbers, melons, and tomatoes are required, it is most convenient to grow them in properly constructed forcing houses.

Forcing House

Whenever continuous supplies of cucumbers, melons, and tomatoes are required, it is most convenient…

The forcing of a hill

Forcing-hill

The forcing of a hill

Manure-heated forcing-house.

Forcing-House

Manure-heated forcing-house.

A method of making a coldframe.

Frame

A method of making a coldframe.

Illustrated is a cross section of a greenhouse used for growing cucumbers. It is an east and west house, about 36 x 200 feet. The light is superior in this type of greenhouse.

Greenhouse for Cucumber

Illustrated is a cross section of a greenhouse used for growing cucumbers. It is an east and west house,…

Illustrated is a cross section of a greenhouse used for growing lettuce and cucumbers. The slanting side toward the right (north) is boarded and used for forcing rhubarb. The cucumber plants are trained vertically.

Greenhouse for Lettuce and Cucumber

Illustrated is a cross section of a greenhouse used for growing lettuce and cucumbers. The slanting…

Illustrated is a greenhouse constructed for obtaining the maximum amount of light in short winter days. The dotted lines indicate the position of the sun at different periods of the day and year. The greenhouse is 34 x 20 feet.

Greenhouse for Maximum Light

Illustrated is a greenhouse constructed for obtaining the maximum amount of light in short winter days.…

This type of greenhouse is constructed to obtain the maximum amount of light in short winter days. It could be built wider.

Greenhouse for Winter

This type of greenhouse is constructed to obtain the maximum amount of light in short winter days. It…

Hip roofed greenhouses admit light, but are not convenient for attending and arranging the plants.

Hip Roofed Greenhouse

Hip roofed greenhouses admit light, but are not convenient for attending and arranging the plants.

Hand glasses are used as temporary coverings for plants that are too tender for being fully exposed.

Hand Glass

Hand glasses are used as temporary coverings for plants that are too tender for being fully exposed.

A simple hotbed.

Hotbed

A simple hotbed.

A hotbed with manure on top of the ground

Hotbed

A hotbed with manure on top of the ground

"Hotbeds may be heated by means of either steam or hot water. They can be piped from the heater in a dwelling-house or greenhouse." — Baily, 1898

Pipe-heated hotbed

"Hotbeds may be heated by means of either steam or hot water. They can be piped from the heater in a…

Parallel runs of hotbeds with racks for holding sashes.

Hotbeds

Parallel runs of hotbeds with racks for holding sashes.

Illustrated is a house of English cucumbers.

House of English Cucumbers

Illustrated is a house of English cucumbers.

A lean to house is a type of greenhouse. This lean-to house has top ventilation provided by sliding sashes. This type of greenhouse is good for amateurs or those with only a limited quantity of plants.

Lean-to House

A lean to house is a type of greenhouse. This lean-to house has top ventilation provided by sliding…

Pictured is a section of a lean-to peach house. A is the position for three inch and B is the position for two four inch hot water pipes.

Section of a Lean-To Peach House

Pictured is a section of a lean-to peach house. A is the position for three inch and B is the position…

The orchard house is used for the cultivation of fruit trees that do not succeed in the open air. The span roofed orchard house provides a full amount of light to trees on all sides.

Span Roofed Orchard House

The orchard house is used for the cultivation of fruit trees that do not succeed in the open air. The…

Paper screen for newly transplanted plants.

Paper Screen

Paper screen for newly transplanted plants.

The peach house is a structure in which the ripening of the fruit is accelerated by the judicious employment of artificial heat.

Peach House

The peach house is a structure in which the ripening of the fruit is accelerated by the judicious employment…

A diagram illustrating a section of a lean-to pit. This pit is useful for early forcing of melons or cucumbers. A, Ordinary Soil; b, Passage; c, Heated Chamber below Stage; d, Bed; e, Hot-Water Pipes.

Section of Lean-To Pit

A diagram illustrating a section of a lean-to pit. This pit is useful for early forcing of melons or…

A diagram consisting of a section of a span-roofed pit. These pits are useful for plant culture. A, Ordinary Soil; b, Passage; c, Heated Chambers; d, Plunging Beds; e, Hot-Water Pipes.

Section of Span-Roofed Pit

A diagram consisting of a section of a span-roofed pit. These pits are useful for plant culture. A,…

A lean-to plant house which is associated with the growth of ornamental plant and flowers.

Plant House

A lean-to plant house which is associated with the growth of ornamental plant and flowers.

A portable plant and fruit protector is used for growing smaller plants in the summer and storing those plants in the winter. Strawberries can be grown and stored in a portable fruit protector.

Portable Plant and Fruit Protector

A portable plant and fruit protector is used for growing smaller plants in the summer and storing those…

Illustrated is a section of a propagating bed. It shows four pipes beneath, the door in the side, and the frame cover.

Propagating Bed

Illustrated is a section of a propagating bed. It shows four pipes beneath, the door in the side, and…

Illustrated is a propagating box. It is used to store plant cuttings.

Propagating Box

Illustrated is a propagating box. It is used to store plant cuttings.

Illustrated is a propagating box or hood used for storing plant cuttings.

Propagating Box or Hood

Illustrated is a propagating box or hood used for storing plant cuttings.

Illustrated is a small propagating box adapted to a window.

Small Propagating Box

Illustrated is a small propagating box adapted to a window.

Illustrated is a simple propagating frame. It is used for propagating nepenthes, dracenas, and other tropical subjects.

Propagating Frame

Illustrated is a simple propagating frame. It is used for propagating nepenthes, dracenas, and other…

Illustrated is a permanent propagating frame in a greenhouse.

Propagating Frames

Illustrated is a permanent propagating frame in a greenhouse.

The forcing of rhubarb

Rhubarb

The forcing of rhubarb

Pictured is a section of house or glass case for covering peach and nectarine trees on walls. A shows the position for four three inch hot water pipes.

Section of House or Glass Case

Pictured is a section of house or glass case for covering peach and nectarine trees on walls. A shows…

A span roofed house is well adapted for greenhouse plants. The side stages are on a level with the wall and upright sashes above these are hung so as to open in any way indicated.

Section of Span Roof Plant House

A span roofed house is well adapted for greenhouse plants. The side stages are on a level with the wall…

This span roof frame is one of the most popular. The sashes are held open at any angle required. These frames are best suited to remain where placed permanently.

Span-Roof Frame

This span roof frame is one of the most popular. The sashes are held open at any angle required. These…

Making straw mats for hotbeds

Straw Mats

Making straw mats for hotbeds

Frames are portable garden structures useful for large quantities of different subjects that have to be prepared for transplanting outside. Span frames have the advantage of giving more height inside.

Three-Quarter Span-Roof Frame

Frames are portable garden structures useful for large quantities of different subjects that have to…

Frames are portable garden structures useful for large quantities of different subjects that have to be prepared for transplanting outside. The most useful frames are six feet long by four feet wide.

Two-Light Frame

Frames are portable garden structures useful for large quantities of different subjects that have to…

A span-roofed vinery is a type of plant house which affords roof space for the development of vines.

Span-Roofed Vinery

A span-roofed vinery is a type of plant house which affords roof space for the development of vines.

Protecting plants with a barrel

Winter Protection

Protecting plants with a barrel