Cabot Circus refreshes tired planters with an edible wildlife friendly garden

Published on in Happy and Healthy by Nicola Hares.

The team at Bristol’s impressive Cabot Circus recently joined forces with Incredible Edible to produce an edible green space on the balcony after being inspired by reading a case study on the Go Green website.

"The garden is low maintenance and staff from the Cabot Circus management team are really enjoying the daily ‘de-stress’ during their watering plants duty."

The meeting room and management office area of Cabot Circus has an outside balcony area that had very over grown and untidy plants. Inspired by the Destination Bristol Go Green story, Cabot Circus contacted Incredible Edible to see if they could transform the unloved area in a positive way.

Incredible Edible planted wildlife friendly plants and herbs, totally transforming the space. We obviously didn’t want to just throw away the old plants and Incredible Edible worked with Cabot on this and has donated the old plants to local schools.

Cabot Circus staff (our office staff, cleaning, security and maintenance staff) are welcome to eat the goodies that grow (we have some great looking strawberries growing at the moment!). Guests who use our meeting rooms also get to enjoy seeing the rejuvenated green space.

Before and after images of the planters

Another positive factor is that the money put into the business project will go into the many community garden projects Incredible Edible have. The garden is low maintenance and staff from the Cabot Circus management team are really enjoying the daily ‘de-stress’ during their watering plants duty.

Cabot has formed a really positive relationship with Incredible Edible and look forward to working with them again on more green spaces across the shopping centre, so keep your eyes peeled!