Model # 701944

Internet #203652588

Palram Essence 8 ft. x 12 ft. Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse


Essence 8 ft. x 12 ft. Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse

$104972 /each
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Product Overview

The Essence of spacious gardening. This greenhouse features high headroom and 96 sq. ft. for improved working space, two vent windows for temperature, humidity and airflow regulation and wide double doors with low threshold for comfortable and easy access. Additionally it includes a Galvanized Steel base, adding structural support, stability and alignment. Set up is easy and fast with the Sliding panels’ assembly system. Just slide and lock the virtually unbreakable, Twin-Wall Polycarbonate panels’ right into the greenhouse frame. Your plants will enjoy an insulated environment, protected from strong sunlight exposure and great conditions for nurture and growth.

  • Virtually unbreakable, twin-wall polycarbonate panels diffuse over 70% of the harsh sunlight for an even soft light and block the harmful UV sun rays
  • High headroom 90.2 in. for improved working space
  • Hinged wide and high double doors 45.1 in. x 76.6 in. and low threshold for easy access
  • Built-in gutter system to channel and easily collect rainwater
  • Ready to assemble pre-drilled profiles, pre-cut sliding panels and all hardware included
  • 2 manual vent windows allow proper humidity and ventilation levels
  • Extra support beams for added strength
  • Durable, rust-resistant aluminum frame
  • Galvanized steel base for added stability, alignment and strength
  • Maintenance free

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Approximate Depth (ft.)
Approximate Greenhouse Depth (ft.)
Approximate Greenhouse Height (ft.)
Approximate Greenhouse Width (ft.)
Approximate Width (ft.)
Assembled Depth (in.)
144.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
90.2 in
Assembled Width (in.)
96.1 in
Door Opening Height (In.)
Door Opening Width (In.)
Exact Width x Depth
8 ft 0.1 in x 12 ft 0.5 in


Assembly Required
Floor Options
Without Floor
Frame Color Family
Greenhouse Features
Door latch,Double door,Gutters,Threshold ramp,Vents
Installation Available
Maximum Roof Load (lb./ sq. ft.)
Maximum Wind Resistance (mph)
Number of Doors
Number of Vent Openings
Product Weight (lb.)
153.3 lb
Storage Capacity (cu. ft.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Limited

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Customer Questions & Answers

Are shelves included as shown?

Asked by: june
Shelves are extra but worth it.
Answered by: Ginsengdog
Date published: 2016-11-15

did you delivred home depot in Quebec

Asked by: helene
Answered by: Jacob
Date published: 2017-01-01

How many boxes does it come in?

Asked by: kyle
2 boxes.
Answered by: Ginsengdog
Date published: 2017-03-01

Will this withstand the heat & cold of the High Desert

Asked by: jrdnme
It will not withstand any kind of wind.
Answered by: Jacob
Date published: 2017-07-06
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Customer Reviews

Essence 8 ft. x 12 ft. Silver Polycarbonate Greenhouse is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My wife and I assembled this greenhouse in about a day and a half. The directions were adequate b... My wife and I assembled this greenhouse in about a day and a half. The directions were adequate but not stellar. In many places you have to pay close attention to drawings for proper orientation of parts. Unfortunately there were a few minor errors in depiction. Also it pays to read ahead as sometimes combining multiple steps makes assembly easier. Caulking after assembly in my opinion is not just desirable it is mandatory. The day after we finished assembly and caulking it poured. There were only two minor, easily fixable leaks, a testament to the adequate design of the product. All in all we ended up with a greenhouse that seems very solid, well designed and met our expectations.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The greenhouse was challenging to build. There are a couple of steps where you absolutely need a... The greenhouse was challenging to build. There are a couple of steps where you absolutely need a second person and a third would have been helpful. Building in "half a day" is only possible if you define it as half of a 24 hour period. Took about 10 hours with two people (not including the time to build the foundation the greenhouse attaches to; you have to provide that). Very sturdy. Well thought out design in terms of how pieces fit and function. For the price I don't think I could have done better.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bob L Amazing engineering. Has been up for about 2 weeks and did fine in 50 mph winds and 8 inches of heavy snow. No leaks and no silicone.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds Expectations My wife has always wanted a greenhouse and this year I bought her the Palram 8' x 12' Silver Essence. It took a couple of days to build (ok maybe more) but it was well worth it. I began in the living room inventorying all the pieces and marking those that were not marked. This is important and will speed up your build. I'm not sure why there would be any negative reviews on this product. It is extremely well engineered and fits perfectly together. It is important to have a square and level base. It took a little longer to build then I had expected but it was a lot of fun especially after such a difficult winter. I built the greenhouse on a 4" x 6" beam foundation. I didn't want to use any treated lumber inside the greenhouse so I used plain 2" x 4" that were 92" long and didn't need trimming. The kids bought my wife the shelving and the automatic vent openers. From the pictures you can see that I built a 12" H x 28" D" x 140" L planting bed and filled it with potting mix. I figured this was better for lettuces then using big pots. The planting bed is lined with plastic except for a 2" wide slit that runs down the middle for drainage. There is screening material that covers the slit to prevent the dirt from falling out. I'm in the process of running electricity out to the greenhouse to recharge a 12volt battery that will operate a temperature controlled automobile radiator fan that will be attached to the underside of one of the vents. I highly recommend this greenhouse. It's very well made with all parts fitting together smoothly. To date we've had some strong storms and high winds blow through and the plants are as snug as a bug in a rug.
Date published: 2014-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Baddly design, very difficult to assemble. Not sturdy, pannel keep falling off with small wind. T... Baddly design, very difficult to assemble. Not sturdy, pannel keep falling off with small wind. This product should not be on the market. Waste of money. Had a Snap & Grow for many years and nerver had a problem. First year with this model and the wind took most of it apart. When you assemble it you can easily see how cheap and not study it is.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Very Good Product, Yet Difficult To Assemble This greenhouse is quite excellent with respect to engineering and workmanship. The parts are precision components that fit together quite well. That said, the instructions could use an update for clarity. There is no language instruction beyond the safety warnings and assembly tips, it's all pictures.. The doors are especially difficult to assemble and you should observe all pictures carefully, to ensure you have the right amount of screws loaded on each track or you are in for some painful breakdown and rebuild. Given the 918 individual parts for this product (there are a few extra parts), it does go together quite well if you pay very close attention to the pictures and detail; and use lubricant for all panels and bolts. With the current instructions, It does take 25+ hours to assemble. This can be split with two people involved, as long as one is leading. A level 5 difficulty rating on a scale of 5, from an experienced person.
Date published: 2014-11-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This was an absolute waste of $1,000. This flimsy... This was an absolute waste of $1,000. This flimsy structure, & I use the term loosely, probably won't hold up for a year.
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase!! I have always wanted a green house and this did not disappoint! It is much sturdier and well made than I thought it would be. It took two of us 3 days to put together. I would suggest laying everything out to organize the pieces better. We have strong winds coming through and it has been just fine. This is better than I expected and love it!!!
Date published: 2014-06-13
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