Everyone is feeling the pinch of the rising costs of produce in New Zealand and across the globe, and if you’re anything like us you’ll be looking for ways to save money on that weekly grocery shop.

If you’re the green-fingered type, you have probably been saving your hard-earned cash by enjoying the fruits of your garden labours over the summer months with an abundance of delicious fruits, veggies, and herbs grown in your very own backyard!

With Summer coming to an end next month, you may be wondering if there is a way to continue enjoying some of your favourite summer fruits and veggies, as well as cultivating some hearty winter vegetables to save money all year round.

Building a greenhouse may be the solution you’re searching for!

Here’s why we think you should consider investing in a greenhouse before winter sets in:

They protect plants (and you) from harsh winter weather.

Let’s face it, even if you could cultivate all of the plants you wanted to in your back garden, doing so on a cold wet day would make the task far more strenuous than you’d like.

With a greenhouse, however, you can stay warm and sheltered while also creating a consistent environment for your plants, protecting them from the elements.

It also offers you a peaceful retreat away from phones and TVs, just you and your plants.


You can grow your favourite vegetables all year round.

Tomatoes and cucumbers are great examples of produce that are kitchen staples all year round but can typically only be grown in the warmer seasons.

The warmth a greenhouse provides means that produce that you would usually only be able to grow in summer can be grown all year round! This will also save you money on having to buy and cultivate your plants year after year.

It’s a family affair!

Having a greenhouse can be a great way to get the kids involved, and away from devices all year round! They’ll have great fun learning where their veggies come from, and how to grow them.

Then once they’re harvested, they can learn how to cook with them!

You’ll be the envy of your friends and neighbours.

Even in winter, you’ll be enjoying an abundance of homegrown delights and not have to succumb to supermarket prices for produce.

You’ll want to show off your winter-grown tomatoes to everyone you know (and if you’re feeling generous you might even share some around). There is great satisfaction in being able to eat produce you’ve grown, even more so when you can share this joy with others.

It’ll be built by the talented team at Glazing 360!

We are a glazier in Lower Hutt that specialise in high-quality residential glazing services. We can work with your unique vision to build you a glass greenhouse you’ll love without compromising on quality or safety.

Do we have you convinced?

Get in touch with one of our friendly team to find out more about installing a greenhouse in your back garden.