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An exquisite cast iron garden cloche , drawing inspiration from the cast iron designs discovered in Victorian kitchen gardens. This stunning piece is a perfect addition to any flower border or vegetable patch.
Crafted from durable cast iron, the framework boasts a charming off-white hand-painted finish. The inclusion of authentic horticultural glass glazing ensures optimal protection for delicate plants against rain, snow, and strong winds. This sturdy structure is built to last.
This cast iron cloche arrives fully assembled for your convenience. Its design and construction using cast iron and horticultural glass guarantee longevity and resilience. Over time, the frame develops a rustic patina, adding to its authentic vintage appeal reminiscent of the original Victorian models.
The horticultural glass is securely fitted within the cast iron frame, creating a greenhouse effect that harnesses the sun's warmth for an accelerated growing season. During warmer periods, the top can be rotated by 45 degrees to provide necessary ventilation for your plants. In the summer, the roof can be completely removed.
Originally invented in France, bell-type cloches were employed by market gardeners to yield early crops. The word "cloche" itself means "bell" in French. Victorian kitchen gardens favored cast iron cloches due to their ability to produce out-of-season vegetables for landowners. A large kitchen garden often housed several cloches, each dedicated to specific vegetables. Unlike traditional bell-type cloches, our cast iron design allows for larger, taller structures with adjustable ventilation options using the removable lid.
For avid gardeners, the cast iron garden cloche makes a delightful birthday or Christmas gift. Its versatility extends to both vegetable patches and flower borders, making it a captivating focal point in any garden.
Size: 13 inches (33cm) square. Height without handle: 16 inches (41cm). Expertly handcrafted in India, the cast iron cloche arrives fully assembled, ready to enhance your gardening experience.