Definition of alpine house in English:

alpine house

noun

  • An unheated greenhouse used to grow alpine plants.

    • ‘Cushion plants in the alpine house at Holehird.’
    • ‘It is named for Francis Masson, the first official plant collector at Kew Gardens where I found this specimen in the alpine house.’
    • ‘There are lots to be seen inside the cool alpine houses at Wisley.’
    • ‘In the alpine house at the National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin there are a number of much-loved bulbs - crocus pickwick, muscari armeniacum and narcissus bulbocodium, with its bell-like yellow blooms.’