Biodome glasshouses

Our glasshouses create ideal biodomes to replicate different environments. Build your own eco-system to preserve and monitor the flora and fauna of a range of climates from a lush jungle to an arid desert.

Biodome or greenhouse?

A biodome is so much more than a regular greenhouse. A biodome is a self-contained and self-sufficient environment with no interaction with the outside world. The lifecycle of all the plants and animals in the dome contribute to the ongoing regeneration of life inside to produce a genuine biome. Because of this, biodomes tend to be much larger than a greenhouse simply due to the fact they need to house a wide variety of species.

Biome research

A geodesic biodome is ideal for recreating eco-systems and allows scientists to research environments in a controlled manner. By changing the environment, such as introducing non-native plants or changing the humidity, the impact of various changes can be monitored without risk to the natural world.

Your new eco-system

Create your own biodome with either a large glasshouse (Solardome® Sanctuary or Solardome® Paradise), or to create fully insulated and controllable environment for sizes up to 25m in diameter there is the Solardome® PRO system.

Other commercial examples

Visitor accommodation, Skyewalker Hostel, SOLARDOME Retreat at night

Skyewalker Hostel

An award winning hostel situated on the west coast of the Isle of Skye, previously owned a SOLARDOME 3 which survived the extreme Highland weather for over 20 years. However, in 2009 they replaced it with a new SOLARDOME Retreat.
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The Wellwood Centre

The Wellwood Centre in Ireland sits in eight acres of beautifully landscaped grounds where everyone is really impressed by the warm, light and airy space in the dome.
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SOLARDOME Retreat, Appletree Court Community Garden

Apple Tree Court, Salford, Manchester

A SOLARDOME® Retreat is the focal point of a self-help project initiated by the tenants of a high rise block of flats in Salford, Manchester.
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