One of the most tranquil corners of Ipswich is a garden centre by the name of Trevallan Lifestyle Centre.
This hidden gem in the suburb of Brassall has such a beautiful established garden that it lures as many visitors in search of some peaceful time out as it does plant fossickers.
And the plants range here is quite diverse with owners Chelsea and Carolyn Allan constantly seeking out varieties not commonly found in larger centres.
Chelsea’s late father, Trevor, and her mother bought the centre 20 years ago and renamed it Trevallan after the landscaping business they had previously run. The addition ‘Lifetyle Centre’ in the title allowed the acronym TLC with also aligned with the Allans’ vision for their business.
Over time the centre’s adjoining shop space of homewares, jewellery and gift lines has grown – including the Perfect Potion aromatherapy range – and a number of workshops are held here throughout the year covering diverse gardening, wellbeing and artisan topics.
Chelsea says one of her main aims at the centre is to make plant care easy for people and passing on her knowledge, particularly regarding the skyrocketing indoor plants sector.
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