The Haskins Garden Centre chain needed to redevelop its Snowhill site due to a number of ageing on-site buildings inherited when it took ownership of the property in 2003. The garden centre undertook a £15m redevelopment programme, temporarily scaling down the centre and continuing to trade on a site adjacent to its main premises whilst construction commenced. As part of the redevelopment 20 trees were to be planted in the new car park.
Working closely with Chartered Landscape Architect Floyd Matcham, GreenBlue Urban was able to assist with the planting of 20 trees of a variety of species. These were planted in the full RootSpace ArborSystem, complete with root management products, irrigation, aeration and above-ground protection, an essential component to protecting newly planted urban trees in a car park scenario.
Specifying ArborSystem® ensured product compatibility and that the above-ground finish was not compromised.
The new centre opened in Spring 2020, creating 70 new jobs in the area and bringing the centre up to the same standard as its other stores.