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Growing Advice & Tips

A list of our most Frequently Asked Questions

22nd Dec 2020

What are Winter Gardenz greenhouses like in the wind? Very good. In fact, we'd go so far as to say they are the strongest greenhouses you will find in New Zealand. The are designed to withstand a constant wind speed of 120km/hr for up to 3-hours, and will survive gusts in excess of 150km/hr provided that are closed up (vents and doors shut and secured) and are sufficiently fixed to the ground. We recommend using our foundation mounting kits...
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In the Media

21st Dec 2020

Winter Gardenz And Good George Brewing Build The Future Of Post COVID-19 Dining New Zealand business Winter Gardenz has pulled off the impossible by constructing glasshouse dining structures overnight for The Good George Brewery in Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. Greenhouses helping to solve Level 2 challenges as food venues reopen By Brooke Hunter Miann's Chocolate Factory in Morningside, as well as Good George's North Wha...
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Why you shouldn't buy a cheap imported Greenhouse

21st Dec 2020

Low grade polycarbonate doesn't last! Not structurally sound and will not handle the wind or snow Often the company you buy the greenhouse from has closed or changed name to avoid warranty claims. When buying a greenhouse make sure you deal with a reputable company that uses quality materials and has experience in the design and manufacture of greenhouses for New Zealand's conditions. Here are some photos we've been sent by cus...
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How to Layout your Greenhouse? A helpful guide.

21st Dec 2020

You may want to start by creating a path down the centre of the greenhouse to give good access for watering and collecting fruit. You can use pavers, which will reflect heat back into the growing space. They also absorb the heat from the sun to be released back into the growing space in the evening to keep the temperature up. Another option is a gravel pathway, which allows good drainage. How you layout your greenhouse depends on what y...
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Our Story

21st Dec 2020

Aftera long career in a service-based role, John Herrick was ready for a change of pace. With an engineering background and an entrepreneurial mindset, John set out to find an industry where he could inject some innovation, and he found his inspiration in the most unexpected place. While travelling around Europe, playing with the idea of selling rubbish bins, John settled down in Germany in anticipation of the beer fest. He visited a mate’...
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Why should I invest in a Greenhouse?

21st Dec 2020

Greenhouse growing is a family affair! Many people ask us why they should even consider buying a greenhouse. Here are the top ten reasons our customers have shared with us.Let's you start the seeds you choose much earlier How much fun is it looking through your favourite seed catalog every year and finding something new and different. It may be a new variety of a flower, or a bigger, better tasting tomato. What can be more satisfying than watc...
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Toughened Glass vs. Twinwall Polycarbonate vs. Plastic Film

21st Dec 2020

There is a range of different glazing options for greenhouses and they all have advantages and disadvantages when compared. The right glazing for your greenhouse will be determined by your requirements, personal preferences, climate and budget.So, what are the main differences at a glance? Glass Polycarbonate Plastic Film Advantages Longev...
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Controlling Pests and Diseases in the Greenhouse

21st Dec 2020

Controlling Good plant health, through good nutrition and environmental control, is the first line of defense against both pests and diseases in the greenhouse. But even in the best circumstances, some pests may bother your plants. Aphids, mites, and whiteflies are the most common serious insect problems. Use mechanical controls such as vacuuming, squashing, and washing at the first sign of trouble. Yellow sticky traps are effective against w...
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How do I choose the best position for my Winter Gardenz Greenhouse?

21st Dec 2020

Gardenz Greenhouse Spending the time to choose the optimal position for your greenhouse will make a huge difference to your growing success. There are a few key factors to consider when looking for your greenhouse site. Sun, or lack thereof will have a big impact on the success of your growing. Ensure your greenhouse will have optimal light during short winter days to maximise your year round growing potential. Positioning the greenhouse awa...
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Get the foundations right for your Greenhouse

21st Dec 2020

foundations In order to get the best results from your greenhouse, it is important to have a solid, leveled and squared foundation. With a secure and stable foundation, your greenhouse will have smoothly sliding doors, easy to open windows and a strong anchoring system, which is especially important in high wind zones. It also increases the lifespan of your greenhouse. Our unique and custom made greenhouse bases are undo...
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Aluminium Framing

21st Dec 2020

The Aluminum for the framing is obtained in the form of aluminum logs that have been produced by the New Zealand Aluminum Smelter at Tiwai Point. Extrusion is completed by Inex Independent Extrusions in Hamilton. The profiles were designed by Winter Gardenz The dies for the extrusions have been engineered, designed and created by the same firm. Inex powder-coat the extrusions in-house. These are then bundled in lots of four and deliver...
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How to choose the best Greenhouse for your needs...

21st Dec 2020

First choose the width you prefer... 6ft Single Door (2.0m) wide 8ft Double Door (2.6m) wide *most popular* 10ft Double Door (3.2m) wide 12ft Double Door (3.8m) wide - custom size 20ft+ Double Door (6.4m) wide - commercial size 6ft (2.0m) Single Door 8ft (2.0m) Single Door 10ft (2.0m) Single D...
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