A new greenhouse for growing traditional varieties of rose plants

A family farm used LEADER support to build a new greenhouse that would provide optimum conditions for growing traditional varieties of Estonian roses.

Project summary: 

This project helped to fulfil the dream of a family farm producing old Estonian rose plants varieties. The types are collected from manor gardens and old farms, thus contributing to the preservation of the Estonian rose heritage. Support from the RDP was used to build a new greenhouse that offers more suitable growing conditions and serves as an exhibition space.

Project results: 

On a warm winter day, the temperature inside the new greenhouse is 18 degrees higher than outside, while at the end of a cold February day with an outdoor temperature of minus 18-19 degrees, the temperature inside the greenhouse is 10 degrees higher.

During the first year, the farm reproduced 300 rose plants as planned.