2004, The world’s largest radiator

The world’s largest radiator

The garden is divided internally by the gigantic ‘Hot Wall’ which runs from east to west. Measuring almost 100m in length, it required five underground furnaces to keep it warm enough to grow exotic fruits; at any time of the year.

Hot-Wall

 

Hot-wall-furnace
The furnaces had been back filled and covered over many years before and their exact positions had to be located by archaeologists using geo-physics techniques. Amazingly they were in relatively good condition and the one we fired up worked a treat.