The History of the Orangery
An orangery is so-called because of its original purpose as a dedicated room or building to protect oranges and other fruit trees during the harsh winter months. The Orangery originated from the Renaissance Gardens of Italy, where glass technology allowed the production of clear glass.
The Orangery became popular in the 17th Century, first emerging in Europe – France, Germany, and the Netherlands, and was usually found on the grounds of fashionable residences. As the popularity of the Orangery grew, designers began to connect the house design and the architectural orangery design.