The Potting Shed

July 13, 2020

When the country went into lockdown, the team at The Potting Shed in Galashiels decided to take advantage of the situation and refresh the eating area.

Sue Bowman, was tasked with creating a ‘wow’ factor for the coffee shop, so drawing her inspiration from venues such as Tiger Lily in Edinburgh and Louie Brown’s in Fife, she came up with the idea of installing a replica cherry blossom tree in the centre of the dining space.

Sue said: “It looks absolutely fabulous and I’m delighted with the impact.

“The blossom tree just hits you when you come in and it leaves you feeling special – it just such a lovely place to sit.”

The cherry blossom trunk stretches from the floor to the ceiling, around three metres high and the foliage spans the same width on the ceiling.

In addition to the blossom, Sue has installed artificial ficus trees in coloured pots to strategic spots in the coffee shop.

Recently, Sue has been conducting interviews in the coffee shop and candidates have been amazed by the transformation from the pre Covid-19 décor.

Delighted with the final result, Sue said: “Drew and Lex from GP Plantscape were super when installing the tree. They took their time and were great on site.”

The Potting Shed is reopening to customers on 15 July  and the team have been busy making final preparations to the first floor coffee shop and gift shop below to ensure social distancing measures are in place and visitors feel safe and comfortable in the space.