The inspiration for the name 'Green House' came from the architecture of our beautiful & unique building; a soaring pitched glass roof over an industrial metal frame. Once a Gallery of 7 empty shops, it is now a vibrant, open-plan trading venue.
The Green House is a 'War on Waste Outlet', recycling, restoring and repairing furniture whenever possible, transforming ugly ducklings into a la mode swans.
We also rent table space to local people, to sell crafts and used goods. We see this local exchange of goods as a crucial part of reducing our energy consumption and local landfill capacity. Local charities are given space free of charge to raise funds.
Since we opened in July 2011, we have developed a paint-finishing and upholstery service, a de-clutter & clearance service. We strip and re-polish what have become over the years, dowdy cast offs and make them desirable objects once again.
We have held numerous events including a CAMRA Beer Festival which attracted many thousands of visitors to Letchworth. We also feel it is important to be an active part of our local community and support other new start-up businesses in their endeavor to succeed.
Currently we sell Home & Garden Wares: Vintage, Antique,Shabby Chic and new, which includes furniture, beautiful crystal glass & collectibles, textiles, curtains etc. We also have a large range of new gifts for sale. Our courtyard garden stocks plants and garden goods.
We are an organic organisation in the extreme and always ready to take on board, fresh ideas and new concepts. We welcome volunteers and people looking for work experience opportunities in retail or furniture restoration.
The Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation have provided a wonderful, unique, undercover, open-air venue for Letchworth and have been very supportive in our work.