A UK garden centre retailer, Dobbies, has just opened its first city centre location with a new small-format store concept named “Little Dobbies”. The new store is based in central Edinburgh and joins the Dobbies’ network of 69 garden centres across the UK.

Little Dobbies’ offering is “horticulturally focused” with what Dobbies describes as convenience gardening products. This is complemented by houseplants and pots, homewares, gifts and seasonal ranges. There is a takeaway coffee shop with hot and cold drinks, sweet baked goods and outdoor seating area.

Dextra Lighting were specified to supply the lighting for this project based on product quality and good service, having previously worked with consultants Troup Bywaters and Anders.

Although a small lighting project, the brief was to provide lighting that was modern and sleek in the retail areas of the store. The Runway Surface/Suspended was installed in a black finish. Available in a range of lengths, colours and lumen outputs, the slimline appearance of the luminaire enhances the space, creating an attractive environment for team members and customers.

May 2023 issue

2023 A1 Buyers Guide