Stagecraft shows softer side
Leading garden centre design and shopfit business Stagecraft moved away from their garden centre roots during their latest development – the Archerfield Walled Garden in East Lothian.
Part of the Archerfield Estate, a new building, which contains a gift shop, farm deli, microbrewery and café / restaurant, sits within the walls of an enclosed Victorian kitchen garden, alongside the Firth of Forth, some 18 miles from Edinburgh.
Whilst Stagecraft have manufactured quality shopfittings for many years, they were also asked to supply sofas, bar stools and chairs, and rubberwood and chrome tables in a space that was purposely designed to open up as a function area: capable of catering for 200 people.
Walled Garden manager Abi Stubbs said, ” We wanted our internal finishes to look very much like a high-end farm shop but with a much more contemporary feel, with all hand-crafted furniture complementing the local produce and local crafts on sale. Stagecraft kitted us out completely and we very happy with the quality of the finishes.”
As part of the development the 100-year-old raised beds in the walled garden are being restored to grow fruit and vegetables which will be cultivated by gardeners from a social enterprise scheme. The produce is then used in the café/restaurant or sold in the farm deli and to local businesses.