Dear reader, let us dip our toes into the compendium of documented abandoned greenhouses of the world, thanks to all the photographers out there that share a curious fascination for these forgotten glass forests. Let’s see some of the best pictures of abandoned greenhouses 🙂
“These agaves are giant, they’re doing amazingly well, since the greenhouse is abandoned for years”.
Photographed by Liesje in Frederiksoord, a town in the Dutch province of Drenthe.
Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse, Villa Maria, in northern Italy near Lake Como. The exact location of the photo was over the hotel Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo near Lake Como in northern Italy. The location of the “wintergarden” is Griante/Cadenabbia. The park belongs to Villa Maria, a variant of the world-renowned garden of Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo.
The photograph was taken by Friedhelm Thomas in 1985, but it looks like the Villa Maria has undergone a restoration since 1985!
This is what it looks like today…
Isn’t this amazing :)?
“Cosmic Greenhouse”, somewhere in Germany, exact location not given.
An half-hour drive north of New York City, the Boyce Thompson Institute is an abandoned agricultural institute where the plants have gone wild. Opened in 1924, a collection of fields, greenhouses, and laboratories, its purpose was to improve society through the study of plants. William Boyce Thompson, an American mining magnate, established the institute after traveling to Russia with the Red Cross in 1917 and witnessing poverty and starvation. He was concerned about the USA’s growing population and the possibility of the food supply. It operated until 1978, when increasing air pollution and property taxes warranted a move to Cornell University’s Ithaca campus. The city of Yonkers currently owns the property. Since 2005 there has been talk of turning it into a commercial building and wellness center.
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