I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of the New Seasons on Williams because it is right on my way to Ristretto’s cafe in that neighborhood. It outdid my expectations, with these sculptural trees marching down the side facing Vancouver Ave.
Metal mesh panels are bolted to the wall behind the trees to support climbing vines. I like this idea, though I’m not sure the trees will stand out as much once the vines fill in to cover the mesh.
All is not fantasy on this site. Plenty of real, living trees have been incorporated into the landscape design.
Unlike so many commercial projects, a nice variety of trees has been introduced.
Instead of pulling up to the nose of another car, the parking areas are divided by these grassy raised beds.
A nice selection of seasonal plants greets you at the entrance.
Plants for urban gardeners line the walls near the entrance.
Right outside the doors are banks of cut flowers. Step through and find succulents and house plants. They have even begun labeling their succulents with correct botanical names. Isn’t it nice to know that someone is listening to our concerns? All New Seasons stores offer a pleasant shopping experience, but this one has special appeal for we who call ourselves gardeners.