Definition of orangery in English:



  • A building like a large conservatory where orange trees are grown.

    • ‘The conservatory is framed by two anchor points, the entrance at the east end and the orangery to the west.’
    • ‘In traditional European orangeries, the classic container is 24 inches square and deep, and painted white.’
    • ‘They can also walk through the huge orangery built by the Adam brothers which has now been converted into a gallery to display the fine Lansdowne collection of paintings and sculpture.’
    • ‘Conservation - minded neighbours have objected to his plans to attach an orangery to his house to make him feel more at home in this bleak heath.’
    • ‘Among its attractions are its trees along with a large collection of wisteria, grown inside the orangery.’
    • ‘Prague Castle has had an orangery since the middle of the fifteenth century.’
    • ‘There were once melon houses, fig houses, banana houses, orangeries and just about every exotic fruit was once grown here.’
    • ‘A colonnade, on the north, is formed of six Ionic columns, and on the east is an entrance through an orangery.’
    • ‘The site featured an orangery, a pagoda, and an archway designed by the architect Sir William Chambers.’
    • ‘The one exception to that is the orangery, which is where the restaurant is found.’
    • ‘A new swimming pool was added and an orangery restored to its former glory.’
    • ‘The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, one of London's great wonders, had its origins in the seventeenth century, when a private family estate development included a noted orangery.’
    • ‘Arthur Myers, who has worked on the estate near Sproatley for more than 40 years - and at the age of 83 still looks after the orangery - was at the opening with wife Jasmine.’
    • ‘The owners have restored the property, adding an orangery at the back and a Johnny Grey-designed kitchen and laundry, as well as planting 5,000 trees.’
    • ‘The plans also include a new orangery and three town houses.’
    • ‘My own veranda in Cockermouth is a larger example, as is the more ostentatious orangery at Brockhole.’
    • ‘One of the long-running projects has been the orangery.’
    • ‘It was originally constructed as an orangery for Augustus the Strong who was an avid art collector.’
    • ‘Sir James and Lady Graham have recently restored the orangery and at present the attractions include beds of peonies.’
    • ‘All this, together with the stone walls, recalls a Victorian conservatory or orangery rather than a conventional museum, and is only possible because most sculpture, unlike paintings, is not vulnerable to light.’