Background Of The Abandoned Greenhouses At Oaklands College
Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, is a further education college with three campuses in Borehamwood, Welwyn Garden City and St Albans. The college came about in 1991 with the merger of De Havilland, Hertfordshire College of Agriculture and Horticulture and St Albans College. Although the college now have a wide range of subjects, it is still respected for its agriculture, horticulture, land keeping, equine studies, animal management and floristry.
Oaklands College Development Project
Towards the end of last year, the college announced a £51 million redevelopment project. The entire college is getting a fresh new look. And the greenhouses this post is about, is to make way for new student accommodation.
Oaklands College Unused & Abandoned Greenhouses
The greenhouses and orchards have been unused for some many years now. I tried to find out exactly how long, to which i got ‘quite a while’, when i messaged the college. The Greenhouses were a great little explore. Likely not thought of by other urban explorers or even known about.
There are trees growing out the tops of them. The site is overgrown and is a great example of how nature reclaims. Let’s take a look: