Center for Craft

The Center for Craft is a national and local destination for artists, researchers, curators, and the Asheville community to learn about and celebrate craft and creativity. The Center has a new co-working space to support creatives and makers as they incubate and grow their ideas. Roots First designed a lush collection of indoor plantings for the new space to provide an organic complement to the artisan-made furniture and custom lighting installations. The project also included a collection of small potted pollinator 'pocket meadows' that flank the entrance of the building to greet passersby and visitors. Instead of choosing from the typical palette of ornamental evergreens and annuals, we decide to design 'pocket-meadows' for the small exterior planters. The collection of plants not only provides a moment of surprise but will also help to feed and nourish our city-dwelling pollinators in the spring.


Location: Center for Craft, Asheville, NC

Completion Date: October 2019

Services Provided

Conceptual Design | Product Sourcing | Planting Design

Project Goals

Air Quality Improvements |  Enhancement of Visual Environment