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    room for keeping plants

    In some houses there is a special small room for keeping and growing plants.
    What do you call it, please?

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    In some houses there is a special small room for keeping and growing plants.
    What do you call it, please?
    If I had one, I'd call it the herbarium. Greenhouses are common, but they are usually free-standing, not part of the house.
    We don't have special rooms for plants in Australia. If plants are indoors, they are spread around as decoration.

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    This enclosed area (room) is small and usually has glass walls.
    Is herbarium good to use for this? Can everybody understand it?

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    Some people might call it their conservatory. ('A greenhouse usually attached to a house' - Collins)

    I'd assume a herbarium was used for cultivating culinary or medicinal herbs.

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    So a conservatory can be the kind of room inside a house that I mean. Am I right?
    When I googled it I had better results than herbalium. But all the pictures show an enclosed area outside.

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    So a conservatory can be the kind of room inside a house that I mean. Am I right?
    No
    When I googled it I had better results than herbalium. But all the pictures show an enclosed area outside.
    Quite. A conservatory is outside the house.

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    This enclosed area (room) is small and usually has glass walls.
    Is herbarium good to use for this? Can everybody understand it?
    If it is glass-enclosed, it might be called a solarium, sunroom, or sun porch.

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    I think the problem is the original sentence: In some houses there is a special small room for keeping and growing plants.

    If English4everyone really means a a room that is in the house, then most of us simply don't have one.

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    I believe conservatory is the best answer so far.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=cons...w=1366&bih=643

    They're not actually inside the house, nor outside. They are attached. But they aren't just any small room that you choose to keep your plants in. They're specially made to let the heat and light in (which is why I, as an Aussie, didn't think of this straight away, because we tend to get enough heat and light in our homes).

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    Re: room for keeping plants

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I believe conservatory is the best answer so far.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=cons...w=1366&bih=643

    They're not actually inside the house, nor outside. They are attached. But they aren't just any small room that you choose to keep your plants in. They're specially made to let the heat and light in (which is why I, as an Aussie, didn't think of this straight away, because we tend to get enough heat and light in our homes).
    solarium: https://www.google.com/search?q=cons...arium&tbm=isch

    sunroom: https://www.google.com/search?q=cons...nroom&tbm=isch

    sun porch: https://www.google.com/search?q=cons...porch&tbm=isch

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