Glass House

In continuous use as a greenhouse for more than a century, the Glass House has long been at the centre of horticulture here at RRU. Its original window hand-cranks and charming inscriptions from gardeners on wooden pillars date back to 1918. In 2006, generous donors helped fund the stabilization of the structure, but serious work still needs to be done to preserve and prolong its productive use.

Planned restorations include upgrades to wood framing, replacement of failing glass and seals, conversion of the gas boilers to electric, improving accessibility for visitors and reimagining opportunities for community engagement.

The century-old “glass house” at Royal Roads remains a vital asset on campus

A Vision in Bloom: restoring the historic glass greenhouse on RRU grounds

Growing and giving: Royal Roads’ kitchen garden to produce food

RRU’s kitchen garden is the lynchpin of Vision in Bloom, a campaign to restore the university’s historic gardens and grounds.
Front of the Glasshouse

Preserving history in Royal Roads’ ‘Glass House’

The only building on the Royal Roads campus still used for its original purpose, the Glass House within the Walled Garden has nurtured seedlings for over 100 years. With donor support, this unique heritage structure will serve as a dynamic hub of teaching, learning and research well into the future.