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Buying Greenhouses Online - a Buyers Guide

Updated on December 3, 2012
buying a greenhouse
buying a greenhouse


If you are considering buying greenhouses online, read this first. Greenhouses are great for the hobbyist gardener, as well as the professional.

Advantages of a greenhouse

  • More light
  • Wind protection
  • Heat
  • Longer growing season
  • With use of lights (solar lights) all year round crops, early planting of seeds for the new season
  • It’s possible to installgreenhouse heaters for frost-protection or growing tropical plants
  • Can increase your house value
  • Plenty room for all your plants
  • Grow your own vegetables
  • Insect control on your plants is easier

Rion STCSL608 Greenline 6- By 8-Foot Backyard Hobby Greenhouse

The Rion STCSL608 Greenline 6- By 8-Foot Backyard Hobby Greenhouse comes with polycarbonate glass, rust-resistant green powder coat galvanized steel frame, one roof vent and sliding door.

It also offer 100% UV protection, which should extend the life of the polycarbonate (keep it crystal clear) as well as protect you and the plants from the potentially harmful rays of the sun.

Polycarbonate glass is an excellent choice for greenhouses because, unlike glass, it is practically unbreakable.

Easy assembly

You only require a screw-driver, wrench and pliers to put this beauty together.

Comes with a 7 year warranty on the frame and a 5 year warranty on the glass.

The Systems Trading Rion EG45810 Backyard Hobby Greenhouse, 8’ x 10’

This is an excellent greenhouse. It comes with hinged double doors, automatic roof vent and side shelves.

Built with heavy gauge aluminium green powder coated frame, it has 4mm twin polycarbonate thermoplastic windows for optimum durability and insulation with 100 per cent UV protection.

Easily assembled with new push-and-click connectors, it can be built in a single morning. Only requires a Philips head screwdriver and pliers for the door.

This greenhouse requires no base and can be set up on any level surface.

Masses of space inside to grow loads more upright plants, and is wheelbarrow accessible.

This greenhouse is covered by a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty and a 12 year warranty on the polycarbonate walls and roof.

plants in a greenhouse
plants in a greenhouse

System Trading Rion EG45808 Backyard Hobby Greenhouse 8’ x 8’

Massive 8’ x 8’ twin polycarbonate greenhouse with double hinged doors and green powdered coated heavy gauge aluminium frame to withstand all weathers, this greenhouse comes with shelving to the left and right as you walk in, side vents and automatic roof vent for airflow.

Patented push and click connectors for easy erection. The hinged door requires a Phillips screwdriver and pliers for assembly. Doors wide enough to offer wheelbarrow access.

No base required, just erect on any flat piece of ground.

Comes complete with 12 year manufacturer warranty.

Easy Grow Greenhouse 8’ x 10’

This is a very easily assembled greenhouse with push and click assembly.

4mm twin wall opaque polycarbonate glass on a powder coated forest green aluminium frame.

Two roof windows, one automatic vent opener. Only needs a Philips screwdriver and pliers for assembly.

Comes complete with full shelving on three sides. No base required. Criss cross wires make it very sturdy.

7 year warranty on frame.

Snap& Grow 6' x 12' Greenhouse

Massive 6' x 12' growing area.

Easily constructed with the SmartLock connector system. No tools needed.

Heavy duty aluminium silver frame.

Crystal clear Snapglass virtually unbreakable polycarbonate panels tobring in maximum light. Snapglass panels slide and lock into place. No fiddly hardware required.

Includes two pre-assembled adjustable roof vents.

Down spouts allow you to capture and collect rain water.

Includes hardware clips to secure your greenhouse to a wood or cement foundation.


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      Heather Carlsen 3 years ago

      If you plan on purchasing, do not buy from the I paid almost $3000 for one and it collapsed 3 days later. They did not replace even a single part, and said I would just have to buy a replacement. They are a scam!