A warm house in the pleasure garden
Pomegranates, oleander, myrtle, laurel, lemons and oranges: winters were challenging for Mediterranean plants. At first, the potted plants were simply covered with wooden crates where they stood. However, these were too small, dark and cold, and the plants did not survive. Therefore, in the middle 17th century, permanent structures were built, which were soon found in every Baroque pleasure garden. In the summer, these structures were used as ceremonial halls for court society, then in the fall, plants moved in.