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Rhino Classic 8x6 Greenhouse Tuscan Olive

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The Rhino Classic 8x6 greenhouse is a familiar and popular size in a less familiar format, having centrally placed double doors in the 8ft gable end. This gives a spacious feel within a modest footprint, ideal when space is at a premium, and it comes with the quality and strength that you expect from a Rhino.

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Rhino - the greenhouses with a 25 Year Guarantee!

You’ll love having a Rhino in your garden, it’s the perfect environment for your plants and looks beautiful.

It’s also very strong and safe for you and your family. We care about quality. We design and manufacture the Rhino in our own UK factory and sell direct to the public. We think this makes the Rhino the best value greenhouse money can buy. See what you think.

Included in the price of this greenhouse are:

  • 2 single roof vents
  • 2 louvre vents
  • 2 automatic vent openers

This amounts to 14sq ft - 29% of the floor area of the greenhouse.


Adequate ventilation is absolutely crucial to successful growing under glass. There is not another greenhouse on the market that has more ventilation than a Rhino. Better still, it's all included in the price.

Each Rhino Classic includes a much larger ventilated area than other greenhouses in its class. All the roof vents are controlled by solar-powered automatic vent openers.


The high-quality Rhino five-blade louvre vents allow you to take complete control of your ventilation, allowing cool air to enter from the side, circulate up through the greenhouse forcing air to escape through the roof vents.



Traditionally, greenhouses have been supplied with 3mm horticultural glass. It may be cheap but it isn’t safe, as it breaks easily. An improvement on this is toughened 3mm glass but this doesn’t come close to the strength and quality of our Rhino Tuff glass. 

Rhino Tuff 4mm toughened safety glass is 33% thicker than most greenhouse glass and comes as standard with every Rhino greenhouse. Even the edges of the glass are rounded so that you don’t cut yourself during installation.

The unique Rhino glazing system locks each pane of glass in place along its entire length. This means that each pane becomes an integral part of the strength of the whole frame, in contrast to other greenhouses that use a glass capping simply to conceal the usual ‘W’ clip as a cosmetic improvement. The glass cannot be blown or sucked out of the frame and pushing on the glass only locks the beads more tightly into the frame.

Keep yourself and your family safe.


We wouldn’t sit on the roof if a Rhino wasn’t so strong! Indeed, it’s why we named them Rhino.

Each Rhino frame has around 60% more aluminium than similarly priced models. But it’s not just the weight, it’s the clever design of the Rhino that provides its inherent strength.

We’ve tested the snow loading capacity of a Rhino by putting half a tonne of sand bags on the roof, so she’s ready for whatever the Great British weather may throw at her.

Rhinos currently inhabit much of the UK, including windy corners from Cornwall to Scotland, and further afield in the Falklands. Customers have told us that they’ve withstood winds of 137mph – could there be a better test?

 Strong Frame Rhino Greenhouses

Rhino Greenhouse Integral Base

Every Rhino greenhouse includes a strong aluminium base in the price, which not only provides an incredibly strong foundation but also allows the Rhino to be erected simply onto firm, level soil – so there’s no need for an expensive concrete base. Once the Rhino is erected, strong stainless steel ground anchors are concreted into position.

The Rhino can also be erected onto a hardstanding of concrete or paving slabs, in which case the stainless steel anchors are fixed using the expansion bolts provided.

Our 2017 models also have a low-threshold entrance and comes with a stainless steel ramp included, removing trip hazards entirely. This also makes the greenhouse accessible for wheelchair users and wheelbarrows. 

Every Rhino greenhouse comes with two hanging basket rails.

The roof is so strong that it can easily handle this extra load, and it’s a really useful feature. Your hanging baskets will thrive and it will also free up lots of space on your staging.

Every Rhino greenhouse also comes with large integral gutters as well as downpipes and bends so you can collect and use the natural rainwater that your plants love.

There is an optional two-in-one kit available at an extra cost which joins the two pipes at the rear of the greenhouse and allows both gutters to feed into one water butt.

Nothing says more about the quality of a Rhino greenhouse than our 25 Year Guarantee.

A generation of gardeners can rest assured that the frame and even the powder coated colour finish are covered, in the unlikely event that the greenhouse fails.

Width (W) 8ft 4ins    |     Length (L) 6ft 3ins     |     Ridge (R) 8ft 4ins     |     Eaves (E) 5ft 5ins     |     Door (D) 6ft 5ins     |     Doorway (O) 4ft

What are the base requirements?

The siting of this greenhouse is ideal - erected directly onto the soil with a simple central paving slab path and pea shingle for good drainage and to suppress the weeds.

This greenhouse has an integral base, so all it requires is a flat, level area. But everyone’s garden is different, so here are some questions and answers that you may find helpful.

Absolutely! The strong integral base is designed to fit straight onto soil. You must secure the greenhouse by concreting in the ground anchors. 

If you are siting it on a lawn then be sure to take the top level of turf off. Cut the lawn back at least a spade width all round so that you don’t have grass growing right up to the edge of the greenhouse. You could fill this area with shingle.

This is becoming increasingly popular. Ideally this would include a path down the centre.

Certainly, but you must make sure that it is completely level and flat. If it isn’t then it won’t be suitable as the greenhouse is an engineered product designed to fine tolerances.

A brick plinth is a good idea if the base needs to be built up because the ground is out of level. Give thought to the height of the doorway as you want to try and avoid having a raised step if at all possible.

Every Rhino includes plenty of strong stainless steel anchors, suitable for fixing the greenhouse to all types of base.
Soil - dig a hole at each point and concrete the ground anchors into position.
Slabs, concrete or brick plinths - drill and secure the anchors with the fixings supplied with your kit. Note that the drill bit is not included.

You’ll be sloshing a lot of water about inside the greenhouse all year round so it is a very good plan to allow this to drain away rather than sit in puddles inside the greenhouse.

Every Rhino greenhouse is delivered with a comprehensive set of instructions. With help at key moments, a competent DIY enthusiast can erect this size of greenhouse over a weekend. 

However, this time and effort can be eliminated by using a professional installer who will quickly and efficiently erect, glaze and anchor down the greenhouse on your pre-prepared site – either soil or hardstanding. See our Guidance Notes on Site and Base Preparation and Installation.    

Installer charges for this size (depending on location and exact specification) are from £274. 

Add this to your order and we will contact you to confirm a quote.

Once you've placed an order, we will send you relevant details for independent installers local to you, should you wish you to pursue this.

Prompt delivery. Excellent competent installation. Solid structure. Very proud.

- Uche Ngwu

Select your options

Rhino Integral Staging

Rhino integral staging is stylish, practical and of course strong! In Spring you will need every square inch of growing space in your greenhouse, and this staging is designed to provide exactly that.

This staging runs the full length of your greenhouse and comes in two depths, which are best suited to be used together. The 1ft deep top tier staging will sit above the main staging, adding 50% more growing space.

Rhino Shading

Greenhouses will overheat quickly on a sunny day. Not only do they need lots of ventilation but shading is also essential in order to protect precious plants from burning. Even as early as March, young plants will need shading on sunny days, particularly as this is the time of year when you’ll have tender seedlings in the greenhouse.

The Rhino Blind is a high quality exterior roller blind made from rust-proof aluminium, with fabric designed especially for horticultural use.


Rhino Staging

Cheap staging looks good value until you start using it. You’ll quickly realise that a staging needs to carry a lot of weight, although perhaps not the 1200L that we tested our 4ft staging with. The strength is derived from the 3mm thick framework and our use of stainless steel rather than aluminium for the trays.

The trays are versatile too. They can be fitted flush with the top of the staging for a flat work surface or turned over and filled with pea shingle to allow your plants to drain whilst providing a microclimate around the base of the plants. Perfect!

The wooden slats on the second tier have been pressure impregnated with a clear preservative. They will last years without rotting, even in a damp greenhouse environment.

Adding a Rhino Reservoir and capillary matting will make the world of difference, keeping your plants correctly watered for days on end. Just refill the 35L tank as required – perhaps just once a week.

Every greenhouse should have Rhino Staging!

Shelves and Seedracks

In Spring and Autumn you’ll have so many seed trays sown with the next season’s plants that you’ll find it hard to move. A Rhino Seedrack will help you maximise space.

Available in two sizes to hold either 10 or 15 seed trays, the Seedracks are designed to suit the most popular seed trays, but as they do all differ in design we also sell plastic trays in sets of 10 or 15 to suit the Seedrack, in the strength that you’d expect from a Rhino product.

The Rhino shelves are perfectly designed to fit on the back wall and add another productive area to your greenhouse. The 10ins slatted shelves are perfect for both seed trays and pots.

Rainwater Collection

Your Rhino is supplied with gutters, downpipes, bends and brackets - all you need to connect the precious rainwater into two water butts.

If you prefer to link the gutters so that they both feed into one butt, then you will need this Two into One Downpipe Conversion Kit to join them. Note that you can only fit this at the rear of the greenhouse.

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Rhino Classic 8x6 Greenhouse Tuscan Olive

Top features
  • Automatic Roof Ventilation & Louvre Vents
  • 4mm Toughened Glass – strong and safe
  • Strong Frame – great wind resistance
  • Integral Base
  • 25 Year Guarantee – they're that good
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