Seafood restaurant chain, Loch Fyne, signed up Urban Planters to create fresh planting schemes for all of its restaurants, spanning the UK.
Loch Fyne’s network was expanding at a healthy pace, and Urban Planters worked alongside this expansion, supplying and maintaining specimens for each new site that opened.
This was a great opportunity for us, not least because Loch Fyne and Urban Planters share the same ideals in business. This contract started out as supply and maintenance for two restaurants in Cambridge and Portsmouth, but it soon became clear that we could offer the parent company a complete supply and service solution across all their restaurants. We met the management team and they recognised our key aims of high quality, customer-focused service, environmentally conscious practices and the ability to provide a local service nationwide through our network of franchises matched many of their objectives and they signed us up.
Thomas Palfreyman – Urban Planters.
The planting scheme consisted of leafy plants, such as Monstera deliciosa and colourful specimens, like Guzmania, placed in simple, traditional-looking ceramic pots in weeping blue and graphite, to compliment the old buildings with retained original features, which Loch Fyne restaurants mostly occupy.
We further expanded our services by including 19 external planting schemes for branches spanning from Portsmouth to Newcastle.
The resulting schemes used troughs filled with grasses, herbs and seasonal bedding to create a colourful mixed bed of plants around the edges of the restaurants’ terraces.