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8' x 12' Solexx Gardener's Oasis Home Greenhouse

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Incredibly sturdy, spacious greenhouse with lots of bench space!
Gardeners love this greenhouse for all the growing space and the roomy 8 foot height! Unlike other greenhouses, this one includes two double-tiered, built-in bench frames as well as full-length hanging rods. Comes standard with a 12" louvered air vent and is covered with advanced double-walled Solexx™ paneling for optimal plant growth.
  • Size: 8'W x 12'L x 8'H.
  • High capacity, built-in bench frames
  • New stronger and lockable doors
  • 2 Full-length hanging rods (hold 200lbs each)
  • Twin-Wall Solexx™ paneling for optimal plant growth
  • 12" aluminum louver with auto opener
  • Heavy duty composite framing - rust, corrosion and mildew free
  • FREE Delivery! (in the contiguous 48 states)
  • Recommended: 4-5 tubes of caulking
Deluxe Greenhouses Include the Following Accessories:
  • Sturdy Wire Shelves to fit bench frames (4-8' side shelves and 2-8' back shelves)
  • Greenhouse Base Vents (6)
  • Tie Down Kit (6 anchors)
  • FREE Delivery! (in the contiguous 48 states)

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Solexx Garden Oasis Greenhouses Include:
  • Insulated 3.5mm Solexx XP twin-wall panels
    (5mm Solexx Pro panel upgrade available for high altitude/heavy snow areas)
  • Heavy-duty composite frame (the same material used to make bridges)
  • 2 full-length, 29" deep double-tiered bench frames for maximum growing space
  • 1 full-length 24" x 94" double-tiered bench frame along the back of the greenhouse
  • 2 full-length hanging rods
  • Sturdy built-in base that requires no foundation - just find a level spot in your yard!
  • 12" aluminum louver with auto opener
  • Easy-assemble fittings
  • FREE Shipping to the lower 48 states
  • 10-year limited UV warranty

    Incredibly strong composite framing stands up to severe weather
    A strong composite frame (the same material they use to make bridges) gives you superior strength and stability. This superior framing prevents heat loss while remaining easy to clean and rust-free.

    Full-length hanging rods support your heavy plants!
    Super strong hanging rods run the entire length of the greenhouse for trellising tomatoes and overwintering your prized hanging baskets. Each hanging rod will hold up to 200 lbs.

    Solexx™ greenhouse covering
    Strong, shatter-proof Solexx panels stand up to wind, hail, and snow and are backed by a 10-year warranty for your peace of mind. The twin-wall panels create an evenly diffused light for optimal plant growth, plus they are insulated to help keep your heating costs low.

    Built-in bench frames hold up to 500 lbs!
    A unique built-in bench frame system comes with every Solexx Greenhouse. Bench frames feature wide, strong shelf brackets so you can have the most usable growing area for all your plants. No other greenhouse kit on the market comes with so much growing space!

    Fresh air keeps plants healthy
    The 12" Louver is included FREE with every Solexx Greenhouse. This 12" x 12" vent, in conjunction with base vents, produces natural convection to create a complete circulation system for healthy plants. A solar louver opener opens and closes the Louver when you're away.

    Strong easy-to-assemble steel fittings
    The anodized steel fittings throughout all Solexx Greenhouses offer superior strength and fast assembly. Just insert the pre-cut, color-coded frame pieces and tighten down the eye bolts.


    Dimensions: 8'W x 12'L x 8'H
    Sidewall Height: N/A
    Door Dimensions: 35"W x 75.75"T
    Warranty: 10 Year prorated warranty against UV degradation
    Delivery Method: UPS
    Shelves Included: Two-tiered, 29" x 96" bench frames on each side of the greenhouse. Two-tiered, 24" x 96" bench frame across the back of the greenhouse.
    Vents Included: 12" aluminum louver with auto opener
    Hanging Rods: Two full-length hanging rods
    Base Required: No base needed. Just find a level space in your yard, on concrete or deck.


    Frame Material: Composite
    Greenhouse Covering: 3.5mm Solexx XP twin-wall panels. 5mm panels available for high altitude, heavy snow areas.
    Season Rating: 4 Season - Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
    Insulating R Value: 2.1R
    Wind Resistance: Excellent
    Light Quality: Excellent, highly diffused light


    Easy of Assembly: Moderate. Allow a weekend to assemble.
    Upkeep and Maintenance: Low. Rinse with soap and water
    Replacement Panel Availability: Easy to replace
    Ability to Add Exhaust Fan: Yes

    Solexx™ Greenhouse Covering

  • What is Solexx™ covering?
  • The panels are translucent? What makes a greenhouse with diffuse light better than a clear greenhouse?
  • Does the covering break down in the sun?
  • Will the greenhouse covering discolor?
  • How do I clean the paneling?
  • What type of glazing would work best in my area?
  • The Solexx™ Greenhouses

  • Who developed the greenhouses?
  • How is the greenhouse shipped?
  • What makes Solexx Greenhouses different from the others on the market?
  • The greenhouses come in a kit? What does that mean?
  • How long will it take to assemble the greenhouse?
  • How do I prepare my greenhouse site?
  • How do I secure my greenhouse?
  • What tools will I need to assemble my greenhouse?
  • Will the greenhouse handle high winds?
  • Will the greenhouses withstand a heavy snow load?
  • Is the greenhouse portable and/ or can it be disassembled?
  • How well do Solexx panels insulate? What is the R-Value (R-Factor)?
  • Is it expensive to grow all winter?
  • What can I grow in my greenhouse?
  • Do I need to add greenhouse shelving to the bench frames and if so what works best?
  • Do I have to get the bench frames and/ or are they removable?


    What is Solexx Covering?
    The twin-wall plastic Solexx greenhouse covering is made of high-density polyethylene extruded with the structure of corrugated cardboard but with the enduring qualities of plastic. The covering is insulated and can withstand virtually any weather condition.

    The greenhouse covering is not clear. Isn't it too dark inside to promote growth?
    Solexx panels diffuse the light evenly throughout the greenhouse eliminating "hot spots" and shadows. Also, a bit less light transmission will help to keep your greenhouse from getting too hot during warm weather and keep your plants from burning. Diffuse light is critical for optimal plant growth because diffuse light bends around corners and reaches all of the plant's leaves instead of just the upper canopy. The additional light exposure substantially increases the plant's photosynthesis, creating more energy and more robust, healthy growth. Additionally, plants will not burn under Solexx, making it the ideal choice for both shade and sun-loving plants. The unique Solexx greenhouse covering transmits 70-75 percent of the available light. Most plants only need 40 percent light to grow, but 70-75 percent available light is the optimal growing range. Even on cloudy days, your greenhouse has a pleasant, soft glow inside.

    Does the greenhouse covering break down in the sun?
    Solexx greenhouse covering has a UV additive added throughout the material during the extrusion process (not just a coating like polycarbonate). Solexx is covered by a 10-year limited warranty against ultraviolet breakdown. Solexx greenhouses have been in the field for over 20 years and there has been minimal UV breakdown. All plastics do eventually break down when exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time, however, the greenhouse panels are easy and inexpensive to replace. In high sunlight areas, the life of the greenhouse panels can be extended by using a shade cloth and/ or placing the greenhouse structure in a partially shaded area.

    Will the greenhouse covering discolor?
    No. The greenhouse covering will not yellow, mold or mildew. The material will not scratch so you will not have the "cloudy" appearance as with other types of greenhouse paneling.

    How do I clean Solexx greenhouse paneling?
    Solexx can be rinsed or wiped clean without worry of scratching. The glazing is impervious to chemicals, so you can safely wash it with a mild detergent.

    What type of Solexx greenhouse glazing would be best in my area?
    Solexx greenhouses are available with either 3.5mm (Solexx XP) or 5mm (Solexx PRO) thicknesses. The 3.5mm greenhouse panels are recommended in most areas as they provide more light transmission. The 5mm greenhouse panels are used in very cold climates (for added insulation) and at high altitudes.


    Who developed the greenhouses?
    The greenhouse kits were developed by Mike and Bev Perry. Mike and Bev hold degrees in Plant Science and Biology. The Perry's developed the Solexx greenhouses after working with a similar twin-wall tote used in agriculture. The Perry's left a tote upside down on their lawn. When they removed it days later, the grass under the tote was inches longer than the surrounding grass with a lush green color. Mike Perry realized this was an ideal greenhouse material, and set out to design an affordable and effective greenhouse that best suited a plant's needs.

    How Are The Greenhouses Shipped?
    Most greenhouses are shipped UPS. The 8' Garden Oasis greenhouse kit comes in four boxes, 99" x 7.25" x 5" box, 77" x 7.25" x 5" box, one cardboard drum approximately 24" in diameter and 43" long, and a small box for the Louver. You can easily fit the greenhouse kit in the back of a truck or roomy sports utility vehicle.

    What makes Solexx Greenhouses different from the other greenhouse on the market?
    The two most unique features of Solexx greenhouses are the greenhouse covering and the tremendous growing space in a small footprint. The Solexx greenhouse provides highly diffused light (the best type of light) to your plants so they will have optimal growth and maximum insulation. University testing shows plants grow best under diffused light. Another feature that makes Solexx different is the built-in bench frames. With almost all other greenhouse kits, benches are a large additional expense. Strong full-length hanging rods are another great feature. Because there are no shadows in a Solexx greenhouse, all areas are usable growing space. The double-stacked benches provides more than four times the growing space found in other greenhouses with the same footprint. This means it's possible to grow significantly more in a small space, making the greenhouses extremely economical.

    The greenhouses come in a kit? What does that mean?
    The greenhouse is sold unassembled. This helps us to keep shipping costs and greenhouse costs low. Each kit comes with complete written instructions and computer generated drawings. The framing is pre-cut and color coded for convenience. Of course, you can call our toll-free customer service line if you need help.

    How long will it take to assemble the greenhouse?
    The 8' units can usually be assembled in a weekend or two using common household tools. Much of the greenhouse can be put together with one person, but it's extremely helpful to have an extra set of hands with some of the assembly.

    How do I prepare my greenhouse site?
    You can place your greenhouse on your lawn, over bare ground, on a gravel base, over a wood deck, on a concrete slab, or a brick patio. Very little site preparation is required for your Solexx Greenhouse. Simply find an area in your yard that gets plenty of sunlight (southern exposure is best) and level the ground. Lay down greenhouse flooring over the surface to prevent weeds in your greenhouse while allowing necessary drainage. Pour about 3" of compacted 1/4" gravel base on top for added drainage and a sturdier floor. And of course, don't forget to tie down your greenhouse once it's in place!

    How do I secure my greenhouse?
    The most important accessory is a tie down kit. The greenhouses are lightweight and must be tied down. We have a tie down kit available, but you can use any method that will securely anchor the frame. Some methods include tying the frame to cement anchors or screwing brackets over the frame and into a deck.

    What tools will I need to assemble my greenhouse?
    You will need: a screwdriver, variable speed drill, sharp knife or utility knife, tape measure, step ladder, clear GE Silicone-2 caulk, caulking gun, clear PVC glue, and a level.

    Will the greenhouse handle high winds?
    Solexx Greenhouses out-perform all other hobby greenhouses in wind. The combination of a strong frame and flexible paneling works very well in adverse conditions. As long as the greenhouse is firmly anchored (which we can help with) you should not have problems with wind. Because the greenhouse covering attaches over the top of the frame, there are no gaps for wind to twist or push the material through the frame. Many of our customers live on the coast and frequently experience winds of 70 mph or greater. We have had many customers report to us over the years that their greenhouse survived a hurricane with no damage from the impacting tree branches.

    Will the greenhouses withstand heavy snow loads?
    The greenhouses do well in snow. The greenhouse paneling is slippery so snow frequently just slides off the structure, and low temperatures will not harm the greenhouse plastic. If there is a snow build-up, the greenhouse can support several hundred pounds of pressure. Solexx greenhouses are undamaged after being covered in several feet of snow and exposed to subzero temperatures for most of the winter.

    Is the greenhouse portable and/ or can it be disassembled?
    The greenhouse is portable; it is easy to put onto a trailer for transport or move from one area of your yard to another for the best light. It is not suggested that the greenhouse be disassembled - the panels are attached to the frame with screws and once the screws are removed, realigning the panels to the pipe would be very difficult. There is also gluing involved in construction that cannot be disassembled.

    How well does Solexx Insulate? What is the R-Value (R-Factor)?

    Compare the insulation quality of Solexx to other greenhouse coverings on the market... click here.

    Is it expensive to grow all winter?
    Solexx greenhouses are easy to heat, in fact they are the most efficient on the market. The cost of heating your greenhouse will depend on your area and what you plan to grow. Many plants require only a 45-degree nighttime temperature. The 3.5mm Solexx XP covering provides more insulation than most other hobby greenhouse materials. Heating costs can be reduced by using buckets or plastic jugs of water or by lining the greenhouse with a layer of Visquine or bubble wrap in the cold months. To find out what size heater is right for your greenhouse, use our heater calculator.

    What can I grow in my greenhouse?
    There are numerous vegetables, herbs, flowers, tropical, exotics and cacti that flourish in a greenhouse environment. All of these plants can do well year-round in a Solexx greenhouse. The book The Greenhouse Gardener's Companion is an excellent resource in helping to determine what you can grow in a greenhouse.

    Do I need to add greenhouse shelving to the bench frames and if so what works best?
    We have greenhouse bench shelves specially designed to fit the Solexx greenhouses or you can design your own shelving to fit on top of the bench frames. For example the shelving can be made by using wood slats and 1/2" open wire mesh (hardware cloth). There are many materials available but keep in mind that plants grow better when there is some airflow beneath the roots.

    Do I have to get the bench frames and/ or are they removable?
    The greenhouse bench frames are part of the structure of the greenhouse and give you 76-sq. ft. or more of growing area. If you do not want bench frames, consider another style such as the Early Bloomer Greenhouse.

    If have additional questions before your purchase, just call our toll-free number 1-800-825-1925 and ask to speak to a friendly customer service specialist.

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    5 reviews
    Highly Recommend Oasis Greenhouse
    Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Feb 5, 2021
    I ordered the 8 X 12 Solexx Oasis greenhouse with the deluxe package as a retirement gift to myself. I had a bit of a unique situation in that I wanted to fit an 8 X 12 greenhouse in a 10 X 15.5 space (with a roof overhang on one side of 2.5 ft at 7 ft vertically. I had been looking at greenhouses for years and I lucked up on Solexx - it was the only greenhouse that was sturdy but light enough to allow me to move it around during construction, and I literally had to move it in all directions to complete the job. I did the construction mostly by myself, working around two hours a day over 2 weeks. I did get a friend to help out installing the 12-foot-long side panels, but he noted that one could do this alone by using duct tape to hold the panels. First, this company (Adapt8) is wonderful to work with, especially during the Covid19 pandemic when supply chains tended to be disrupted. They were always helpful and caring during inevitable delays which were not their fault. I was short a few parts and they mailed the missing connectors very quickly which did not delay my progress. Second, I found the instruction manual to be very good and detailed with precise measurements given. It is important to study the manual, and, when you get the 7 or so boxes in, make sure that all parts are present. To help keep things straight, in the manual I cross-referenced (in writing) the parts list on the first two pages with the step where they would be used. Then in each step I also labeled the box from which the parts in that step came. Finally, as I removed parts from boxes, I grouped them (with rubber bands) and labeled them with post-it adhesive notes as to the step where they would be used. I was able to spread everything out in order of step on my garage floor. Some suggestions based on my experience: In addition to the tools listed I found the following useful -white rubber mallet (especially for snap-T's attachment and movement), hacksaw (if tubing has to be cut as I did for the door), levels (both 8 inch and 36 inch), homemade scaffold. The homemade scaffold I built was with two small sawhorses and 6-foot long 2 X 6 boards across. It was particularly useful in building the roof frame. The most onerous task was sealing the flute ends of panels with caulk. The hardest construction part for me was getting the door to fit the frame. I had to cut the middle cross bar to do so. Everything else was rather easy and the product is engineered very well. In terms of space, the greenhouse has 6 shelves total, each around 8 feet long, plus the floor beneath the shelves, plus two hanging support rods. Each shelf can fit eight 1020 (10 inch by 20 inch) trays, each tray holding eighteen 4 inch pots. You can do the math. This, in short, is an amazing greenhouse, with a ton of space, and worth every penny. I added a 1.5 KW heater, a 10-inch exhaust fan with temperature/humidity controller, four 48 inch full-spectrum grow lights, four 48 inch heating mats with individual thermostat controllers, a weather station with internal and external temp/humidity readings, a thermometer with current, and Max and Min temperatures for the previous 24 hours, a solar light, and a velcro/magnetic screen curtain door. Tomato seedlings started at the end of December are now 12 inches tall. It has been fun....
    Michael K

    GREAT company! Solid product
    Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 21, 2020
    I had questions before I purchased the kit, about installation, and putting up the greenhouse, and after built how to maintain heat. The staff are responsive, helpful, and pleasant. I recommend working with Solexx company. I love my new 8x12 greenhouse, the light enters without "hot" spots. It is sturdy. I'm in a colder winter zone so do have a small heater to maintain above freezing temps. I had an electrician friend install electric inside and LOVE all the lights I can now hang on the shelves, and have heat mats as well. A definite upgrade from my rotting wooden one. I bought a fan with temperature controls and in the summer I'm sure will be helpful to keep it from overheating.

    Very Happy with Greenhouse
    Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 2, 2016
    Just finished putting the greenhouse up. We will use it for house plant starts and because we live at 1000' elevation we will use it to get an early start on garden items. We chose Solexx because of the cost, design, and material flexibility to adapt and repair easily should it need it. It was way harder than expected, even though the installation manual was very detailed, interior shelving that is integrated with frame really adds to the job, and weight. We modified tubing in rear of greenhouse so we could install a potting counter with our old kitchen sink. My one suggestion would be to come up with better way to seal ends of panels. Trying to silicone each and every little opening was insane, would be great if they came up with an end cap that was filled or could be filled before installing on ends of panels. You guys are great! Hope it doesn't sound like I'm disappointed, I'm not. Really appreciate the support and advise we got during construction of our greenhouse.

    My new greenhouse
    Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 18, 2015
    I like how solid the structure is when finished. I am sure it will stand up to wind and snow loads. I did discover that the greenhouse got quite hot (109 degrees F) on hot, sunny days, so I put up a shade. Also, you definitely want at least 2 people when erecting the kit. It took two weeks to finish, working 3-4 hours per day.
    Carl Glass

    Love it!
    Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 17, 2013
    I am amazed at how sturdy this greenhouse is. We purchased to help extend growing season and to better control the elements. Here is a link to our installation. Now I cannot wait till Spring to really get things going! http://oregongreenacres.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/the-greenhouse-project/
    Denise Fennell

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