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When you’re looking for your first greenhouse, you are probably wondering what kind of budget you need to be able to give it a real go. Look no more, let us walk you through the different price factors and find your perfect greenhouse, whether you have a big budget or not.

The price of a greenhouse is determined by many different factors, but the most obvious one is the size. Are you a beginner greenhouse enthousiast or an experienced gardener? Do you have a big yard or do you need to fit your greenhouse on a balcony or patio? Find out more about the right greenhouse size for your needs here and take a look at the many options. A good choice for a budget greenhouse is 6’x8′, it will give you enough room to plant several vegetables and/or plants but will still be an affordable choice. However, if you’re just looking to grow some herbs and spices, you might only need a mini or portable greenhouse.

The second factor that influences your greenhouse budget is the material it’s made of. The three most common materials are glass, polycarbonate and plastic foil (for tunnel greenhouses). Glass or Victorian greenhouses are the most expensive kind of greenhouses, these beautiful structures are a great addition to your yard, but are not the best choice when you’re looking for a budget greenhouse. Tunnel greenhouses are usually very cheap but will not give you the real greenhouse feel and have many limitations. The perfect choice for a budget greenhouse is by far the polycarbonate greenhouse. They come in many sizes and forms and are durable, strong and very practical.

If your greenhouse budget is a little higher and you want to invest in a sustainable and beautiful lawn ornament, take a look at the Victorian greenhouses. These traditional, British structures are made out of glass and are very classy.

The last factor that will influence your greenhouse budget, are the accessories. Do you need automatic ventilation and will you be investing in a greenhouse heating system? How will you organise your greenhouse? Will you want to use your greenhouse year round or only during spring and summer? When you’re looking for the best greenhouse experience and fresh veggies all year long, it might be worth your while to take a look at the most useful greenhouse accessories!

We’ll try to give you a good overview of the different price categories and the benefits and downsides of each one.

Best greenhouses under $200

When you are working with budget greenhouses in this price range, you will most likely end up with a mini or portable greenhouse or a tunnel greenhouse. A mini greenhouse is perfect when you have limited space and still want to grow some nice fresh herbs and spices. These greenhouses are suited for beginners that don’t want to invest too much in their first greenhouse. Take into account that when you really get into it, you might soon outgrow these models. Tunnel greenhouses are not always seen as greenhouses, and mostly give you the opportunity to grow plants under a plastic cover. They are not as stable as plastic or glass greenhouses, and will offer your plants less protection.

Mini greenhouse kits

quictent portable mini greenhouse large green garden hot house more sizeQuictent Portable Mini Greenhouse Large Green Garden Hot House More Size (56" x 29" x 77" with 6 shelves)Check price
best choice products 4 tier mini green houseBest Choice Products 4 Tier Mini Greenhouse (27" x 18" x 63")Check price
ikea greenhouse indoor outdoor whiteIKEA Greenhouse Indoor/outdoor White (17 ¾" x 13 ¾")Check price

Tunnel greenhouse kits

best choice products sky1917 walk-in tunnel greenhouse garden plantBest Choice Products SKY1917 Walk-In Tunnel Greenhouse Garden Plant (15' x 7' x 7')Check price
Quictent 2 Doors Reinforced PE Cover 12' x 7' x 7' Portable Greenhouse Large Walk-in Green Garden Hot HouseQuictent 2 Doors Reinforced PE Cover 12' x 7' x 7' Portable Greenhouse Large Walk-in Green Garden Hot HouseCheck price
Quictent 2 Doors Portable Greenhouse Large Green Garden Hot House Grow Tent More Size (10' x 9' x 8')Quictent 2 Doors Portable Greenhouse Large Green Garden Hot House Grow Tent More Size (10' x 9' x 8')Check price

Best greenhouses under $500

When you’re looking for a greenhouse under $500, your options are still a little limited. There are some options for polycarbonate greenhouses, and there are the ‘fancier’ mini greenhouses. Glass greenhouses in this price category will be almost impossible to find (let me know if you do find one). In this price category, most greenhouses have plastic covers, which make them less solid against weather conditions and will give you less options to regulate temperature. Still, if you search well, there are some perfect starter greenhouses under $500, mostly 6 ft wide.

Plastic cover greenhouse kits

flower house fhxupr harvest greenhouse x up proFlower House FHXUPR Harvest Greenhouse, X-Up ProCheck price
abba patio 8x10 feet large walk-in fully enclosed garden greenhouse with windows in whiteAbba Patio Large Walk-in Fully Enclosed Lawn and Garden Greenhouse with Windows, White (8' x 10')Check price
king canopy gh1010 10x10 feet fully enclosed greenhouse clearKing Canopy GH1010 Fully Enclosed Greenhouse, Clear (10' x 10')Check price

Best polycarbonate cover greenhouse kits under $500

palram nature series hybrid hobby greenhouse 6x4x7 forest greenPalram Nature Series Hybrid Hobby Greenhouse - 6' x 4' x 7'Check price
abba patio 8x10 feet large walk-in fully enclosed garden greenhouse with windows in whitePalram Nature Series Harmony Hobby Greenhouse - 6 x 4 x 7 Forest GreenCheck price
Walk-in Greenhouse Heavy Duty Polycarbonate Aluminum Frame 6.2’L x 8.2’D Aluminum Frame YardWalk-in Greenhouse Heavy Duty Polycarbonate Aluminum Frame 6.2’L x 8.2’D Aluminum Frame YardCheck price

Best greenhouses under $1000

In this category there’s quite a broad range of polycarbonate greenhouses, mostly 6 or 8 ft wide. When you choose your needed width, take into account the room you are willing to make in your yard and the amount of time you will be able to spend there.

Best greenhouse kits 6 ft

flower house fhcv900 conservatory greenhouse clearPalram Snap & Grow 6' Series Hobby Greenhouse - 6' x 8' x 7' SilverCheck price
abba patio 8x10 feet large walk-in fully enclosed garden greenhouse with windows in whiteRion EcoGrow 2 Twin Wall Greenhouse, 6' x 6'Check price

Best greenhouse kits 8 ft

flower house fhcv900 conservatory greenhouse clearPalram Snap & Grow 8' Series Hobby Greenhouse - 8 x 8 x 9 SilverCheck price
flower house fhcv900 conservatory greenhouse clearPalram HG5812 Nature Series Essence Hobby Greenhouse - 8' x 12' x 8'- SilverCheck price

Best greenhouses under $2000

In this category you will find mostly 8 ft wide greenhouses in polycarbonate. So when you’re looking into greenhouses between $1,000 and $2,000, you are mostly in the ‘medium size’ greenhouse category. These greenhouses are big enough to grow a substantial amount of vegetables and are comfortable to move around in. You will also find some special greenhouses (check out the garden igloo below), perfect if you want something different.

flower house fhcv900 conservatory greenhouse clearRion EcoGrow 2 Twin Wall Greenhouse, 6' x 12'Check price
abba patio 8x10 feet large walk-in fully enclosed garden greenhouse with windows in whiteGarden Igloo - Stylish Conservatory, Play Area for Children, Greenhouse or Gazebo.Check price

Best greenhouses over $2000

As you may have noticed, no glass greenhouses have been mentioned in the previous categories so far. As discussed in our greenhousing beginners guide, glass greenhouses are generally more expensive than polycarbonate. That’s why they’re in this pricey category. The larger polycarbonate greenhouses are also available in this category. If you’re ready to invest in your greenhouse and you want to widen your options and possibilities, this is the category for you. Enrich your yard and enjoy the Victorian style glass greenhouses or choose one of the large polycarbonate options!

Glass greenhouse kits

Juliana Veranda Lean-to GreenhouseJuliana Veranda Lean-to GreenhouseCheck price
juliana junior glass greenhouse 9x12Juliana Junior Glass Greenhouse 9' x 12'Check price
victorian glass greenhouse 10x15Victorian Glass Greenhouse 10'2" x 15'Check price

Polycarbonate greenhouse kits

flower house fhcv900 conservatory greenhouse clearPalram Glory Hobby Greenhouse, 8' x 12'Check price
abba patio 8x10 feet large walk-in fully enclosed garden greenhouse with windows in whiteMonticello Greenhouse 16FT BlackCheck price
king canopy gh1010 10x10 feet fully enclosed greenhouse clearExaco RIGA II s 54 Square Foot GreenhouseCheck price