13 Free Greenhouse Plans

Greenhouse Plans You Can Download Today

Picking vegetables from a backyard greenhouse
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Use a free greenhouse plan to build a backyard greenhouse that allows you to grow your favorite flowers, vegetables, and herbs, all year long. Greenhouses provide seedlings and plants with warmth in the winter and cool in the summer, letting you participate in your favorite hobby every day of the year.

The free greenhouse plans below include diagrams, illustrations, photos, written building instructions, materials/tools list, and everything else you need to build your chosen greenhouse. Marie...MORE Iannotti, the Expert to Gardening, has a wonderful article to help you with the planning stages of building a greenhouse, which is a great read before you decide on one of these plans.

After you've used one of these free greenhouse plans to build your DIY greenhouse, come back and browse my other free woodworking plans to help you build a shed, picnic table, dog house, pergola, potting benchcabin, or chicken coop.

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    Picture of a barn greenhouse
    © Ana-White

    This free greenhouse plan is for a barn style greenhouse that will help you grow your plants while looking stylish.

    The free greenhouse plan includes photos, diagrams, a materials and tools list, written instructions, and videos.

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    Picture of a solar powered greenhouse
    © Mother Earth News

    If you're feeling ambitious then this free greenhouse plan from Mother Earth News might be just for you. You'll get a completed greenhouse that's solar heated and even has a sleeping loft.

    Scroll through the pages of this free greenhouse plans to find a materials list, images, and directions for building this great looking greenhouse.

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    Picture of a greenhouse
    © The Door Garden

    Here's a free greenhouse plan that will build you a greenhouse that only costs you $50 for all the materials.

    A materials list, construction steps, and building tips are all included in this free greenhouse plan from The Door Garden.

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    A white shed.
    Buildeazy.Com Ltd

    Here's a free greenhouse plan by BuildEazy that is conveniently built out of mostly 2"x4"s.

    Click your way through the pages of this free greenhouse plans to find shopping lists, directions, and diagrams. There are also photos of the greenhouses built by other readers who have used this plan.

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    A geodome greenhouse
    Northern Homestead

    Northern Homestead has shared their free greenhouse plan for building a GeoDome. Use this plan and you'll get a greenhouse that's lightweight yet secure, absorbs lots of light, has a lot of ground growing space, and one that makes quite the statement.

    There's a materials list, tools list, written directions, diagrams, and photos to help you build it.

    They also have other posts on their greenhouse about how to arrange plants within it, how to cover it, how to add a hot water tank, and...MORE more.

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    How To Specialist greenhouse illustration
    © How To Specialist

    How to Specialist has a free wood greenhouse plan that will only take you a few weekends to build.

    Included in the free greenhouse plans are a materials list, diagrams, tools list, and tips.

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    A mini greenhouse painted blue.
    Design Dreams by Anne

    Don't want to make the commitment of a full-sized greenhouse? You won't have to with this free greenhouse plan, where you'll get to DIY a mini greenhouse from 2x4's and storm windows.

    Written directions and full-sized photos will help you build this mini greenhouse.

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    A greenhouse built out of recycled windows

     Cheft/Instructables

    Instructables has a free greenhouse plan that uses a unique building material - old windows. It creates a great looking structure that's environmental and budget friendly.

    There are lots of color photos and written instructions to help you build one for your own yard. 

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    Illustration of a small greenhouse
    © How To Specialist

    Here's another free greenhouse plan from How to Specialist. This plan will build you a small greenhouse.

    You can use the written instructions, materials and tools list, as well as tips and diagrams, to build this greenhouse.

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    Illustration of an arched greenhouse plan
    © PVC Plans

    Here's a free plan for an arched greenhouse that's completely built out of PVC pipes.

    Download the free greenhouse PDF plan and you'll get a material list, diagrams, and written directions.

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    Illustration of a small greenhouse
    © How To Specialist

    This free greenhouse plan will give you everything you need to build a small greenhouse that's perfect for your backyard.

    This free greenhouse plan includes lots of diagrams and illustrations along with written instructions.

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    A wooden framed greenhouse

     BuildEazy

    BuildEazy has another free DIY greenhouse plan, this one builds a large 8' by 10' greenhouse that you'll be able to fit all kinds of plants into.

    There are 13 pages in this free plan that includes drawings, photos, diagrams, and instructions on how to build it. 

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    Row of potted plants
    Johner Images / Getty Images

    FloridaGardener.com has a nice greenhouse plan that you can print and use for free.

    A combination of wood and PVC pipes are used to build this large, hooped greenhouse.