Molawn propose new Garden Centre / Restaurant / possible Fuel Station for Dunblane

Mo-lawn started in 1991 and from 1999 have been growing and selling plants from Stockbridge, Dunblane. The company has expanded over the past 30 years, not only selling bedding plants, shrubs and trees but also undertaking landscape contracting and garden maintenance. During Covid we were able to bring two local businesses to the Stockbridge site. James’ speciality coffee bar offers freshly made coffee, bagels and breakfast while Mangiamo provides delicious pizzas. We are thrilled and very grateful to our customers for their support which has enabled these businesses to flourish. Our home at Stockbridge is now becoming too confined. Working with the local Kippendavie Estates we are considering a new site north of Queen Victoria School at Lady’s Mount for a new Garden Centre and restaurant. We would keep our plant cultivation and landscape business at the current Stockbridge site. The Lady’s Mount site would also give the opportunity to provide other services requested by our customers including electric vehicle charging, car share space and a local parcel distribution hub to help consolidate deliveries and deal with cardboard and recycling. The opportunity could also exist for a local petrol station with suitably priced fuel.

 

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As so many of our customers like to walk to and from the nursery (working with Kippendavie) we are keen to extend the Sheriffmuir heritage trail to include a viewpoint from Lady’s Mount. As a local business we also see Lady’s Mount as having the potential to showcase Dunblane through suitable waymarking and marketing local businesses, building events. We are very keen to engage with the local community and keep them informed as to the status of the proposal. To achieve this, we will upload the plans onto our website and run consolidation events into the new year. We welcome any views, comment or ideas and would be happy to address any concerns. The Proposal Garden Centre- Offering a wide variety of plants, trees, shrubs, bedding plants etc. The centre shop will also include a workshop for crafts and stock food from local traders. Restaurant- Predominantly serving locally sourced food & drink. Play Area- Both indoor and outdoor family play areas to keep the kids entertained no matter the weather. Local History Information Centre- Highlighting and celebrating the local history of Dunblane, Sheriffmuir and the surrounding area. Fuel Station- Providing the local community with suitably priced petrol, diesel and electric vehicle charging stations. Parcel Distribution Hub- A centralised hub accepting deliveries from the parcel companies. This allows the local community to have a one-stop-shop to have their parcels delivered or collected regardless of who the carrier is through a variety of zero carbon delivery options that could create local business opportunities. Access our website – www.molawn.com.

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