Why not have your own Ickworth House at home?

Alitex's stately Ickworth Greenhouse ANL-160524-115037001
Alitex's stately Ickworth Greenhouse ANL-160524-115037001

From today you can own your own Ickworth House, though you will have to decorate the walls with tomatoes not Titians.

The Alitex Ickworth, named after the Horringer house, is unveiled today at the Chelsea Flower Show by Helen Ghosh, National Trust director general, and is the latest in a range of aluminium-framed greenhouses named after trust properties.

Helen Ghosh, director general, National Trust, opens the Ickworth greenhouse at Chelsea Flower Show ANL-160524-115026001

Helen Ghosh, director general, National Trust, opens the Ickworth greenhouse at Chelsea Flower Show ANL-160524-115026001

At 2.9m by 7.1m the grand glasshouse comes at the aristocratic price of £29,500, making it the top of the range of eight National Trust greenhouses, which start with the less ornate £10,250 Hidcote.

Hampshire-based Alitex says sales of the National Trust range over the past 10 years has raised thousands of pounds for the trust.

The Ickworth does not come with a Rotunda but it can have built-in cold frames and has easy access from the front and back lobby to the wings off either side for your horticultural masterpieces.

Like Ickworth house, its roofline is ornately finished with a decorative ridge and spines at the four apexes.

Alitex's new Ickworth greenhouse is a crystal palace for your cucumbers ANL-160523-174937001

Alitex's new Ickworth greenhouse is a crystal palace for your cucumbers ANL-160523-174937001

An Alitex spokeswoman said: “With a location so truly entwined in horticultural heritage, Ickworth was the obvious choice for Alitex in naming and celebrating the newest greenhouse in the collection.”

Ickworth greenhouse interior ANL-160524-115049001

Ickworth greenhouse interior ANL-160524-115049001