The Dunmore Pineapple is a folly, a building constructed primarily for decoration, located in Scotland. The building was constructed in 1761 by the Earl of Dunmore in Dunmore Park as a summerhouse. The Dunmore Park consisted of a mansion, the Dunmore house, and walled gardens among many other things. In 1995, the pineapple-shaped hothouse was chosen as the most bizarre building in Scotland.
Walled gardens were necessary for the climate of Northern Scotland since they could prevent wind and frost to a certain degree. Therefore, the gardens were suitable for growing fruits and vegetables.
The pineapple-shaped hothouse was built into the wall for that reason as well in 1761. It was in the shape of pineapple because pineapple was considered to be the most exotic fruit in Scotland at the time.