Trioscape’s stunning new-build sets tongues wagging
From setting up business in a marquee and an old barn, Trioscape Garden Centre, just five miles from the centre of Gloucester, has upgraded to a stunning new building which is certainly catching the eye of garden lovers in the region.
And as Site Manager, Debbie Harris, comments “Trioscape is not like your typical garden centre – the new-build boasts high ceilings, large A-framed beams and huge arch windows which allow light to stream through the building – it’s almost made to look like a barn conversion.”
In 1994 the partners in a landscaping business, Trioscape – Richard Mitchell, Douglas Wilson and Ronan Lynch – purchased the site at Highleadon, near Newent as a rundown concern with dilapidated buildings.
Last year a new building was constructed after the old buildings had been demolished. Today Trioscape Garden Centre and Nurseries cover some 16 acres with 3 acres of covered growing and retailing area.
“Many of the plants we sell have been grown in our nurseries and are delivered on a regular basis to keep the plants we offer in prime condition. We source the rest from carefully selected suppliers which we aim to keep as local as possible,” said Debbie.
There are many eyecatching features in the building, but one to look out for is the new gift area designed and fitted by Stagecraft. The area was given a retro look by using wooden timber shelving, combining a blue wash finish on re-sawn timber which promoted an aged effect. Stagecraft also provided free-standing shelving and gondolas.
Debbie added: “We saw a similar design at another garden centre which Stagecraft had done and thought it would be ideal for Trioscape. We are really pleased with the results. Feedback from customers has been really positive. We’re getting mentions from as far afield as the Cotswolds and into Wales.”
Stagecraft Managing Director, Tom Davis, said; “Our aim at Stagecraft is to work with the customer to match their branding and design criteria. As a result we are able to create bespoke answers for each individual customer.”