Design of a new retail garden center and nursery. The new store was designed to be an inviting,
bright space which would enhance the variety of gifts and supplies carried. It also needed to
offer flexibility for seasonal displays, covered exterior spaces, and ease of access.
Of primary importance was the creation of a simple, well-defined plan which would separate public access and private
functions. Deliveries and storage of stock needed to be readily accommodated in a separate circulation pattern from
customer parking and primary circulation. The plans focused on the celebration of the plants, accessories, and gifts
with translucent skylights in high ceiling spaces. The open plan store is zoned to provide a varied character which
depends on the type of item sold. Tools and chemicals are kept readily at hand in an area which has special exhaust.
Interior plants and bonsai plants are kept in a sunroom with balanced light and ventilation. Specialty and seasonal
items are readily in view upon entry to the store.
Wide verandas linked to the main store provide weather protection for exterior sales and displays.