This photo brings back memories from the '70s when ferns were hanging everywhere in bars and restaurants. The only thing missing are macramé hangers. I had to rub my eyes when I saw this photo.
I picture this restaurant full of 60ish ladies having tea.
My interior plantscaping company used to service all the Hyatt Hotels in Southern California. Hyatt designers loved ferns in their Daisy's Kitchen restaurants (I think that was the name).
Ferns were a big pain. They constantly dropped fern petals on the tables. I remember one time I was filling in for someone at the Hyatt Anaheim. I was standing on a ladder and looked down to see Phil Rizzuto sitting at the table.
It was a double header pain! Ferns and a NY Yankee. I was a died in the wool Brooklyn Dodger fan from way back. For you younger folks, Rizzuto was a Hall of Fame shortstop for the hated Yankees. At the time of the fern encounter he was a baseball announcer.
“Botanic Kitchen firmly drags garden centre restaurants into the 21st century 20th century with a fresh contemporary look while championing home-grown ingredients and seasonal flavours,” commented Kiwi & Pom director Emma Young. “It delivers the garden on a plate.” (edit. including fern petals).
With a brief of bringing the “joy of the garden” to its food and beverage offer, the UK’s biggest plant and garden-focused retailer was looking to consolidate and refurbish its existing restaurant offer, while delivering a step change to consumer expectations in this competitive sector and attracting a wider-ranging demographic.