Cardwell Garden Centre. Lunderston Bay, By Gourock, Inverclyde. PA19 1BB

Come and see our new-look Patio Café

CARDWELL’S Patio Café has had a fabulous makeover and you’re all invited to come and have a look inside.

We’ve embraced nature and brought it indoors with a re-design using lots of natural wood, plants and foliage and our showstopper Mosswall – created using hand harvested live lichen.

This exceptional use of a living décor material using thousands of pieces of lichen to make up the wall has the environmental benefits of improving air quality, reducing airborne dust and is even said to clean virus particles from the atmosphere.

While we’ve retained our traditional tables and chairs for a sit-down meal, we’ve also brought a more relaxing, warm and calm ambience to the popular eatery.

You’ll notice the new atmospheric rattan and festoon lighting throughout The Patio, as well as leather sofas, luxurious padded banquet seating and coffee tables.

We wanted to created different kinds of spaces for everyone to enjoy and The Patio is certainly the ideal place for meeting up with friends and family for tea, coffee and a chat in a cosy atmosphere. And of course, one of the famous Patio Café luxury cakes that are most certainly still on the menu!

There’s also a new Little Deer Den Play area for small children to enjoy with comfortable seating nearby where the grown-ups can keep an eye on the youngsters while enjoying a relaxing cuppa.

The Patio Café refurbishment was designed and project managed by Mariessa Devlin, from local company, Devlin Interior Design.

Mariessa said: “My focus has been on the use of biophilic design, bringing the natural environment of the outdoors and the creation of space that promotes wellness for Cardwell’s customers.”

Patio Café manager, Bernadette Sime said: “We’re really proud to present our new-look Patio Café that brings nature straight to your coffee table.

“But one thing hasn’t changed – and that’s the fabulous range of food and refreshments we serve our valued customers.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone, so come along and see the new look for yourself.”

Cardwell managing director, Drew Gallagher added: “We’ve had a great reaction from visitors to the new-look Patio Café.

“We always look at ways of supporting local businesses and 75 per cent of the spend on the project went to companies from Inverclyde, like Devlin Interior Design and Rebecchi Architectural, from Gourock who carried out the rendering and engineers drawings.”

Patio Café manager Bernadette Sime.

Our design partner for the Patio Café refurbishment was Mariessa Devlin of Devlin Interior Design. You can see their website at  and contact them by email at

Architectural drawings were supplied by Marco Rebecchi of Bowman Rebecchi. Their website can be viewed at


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