The Flower Bowl
The Flower Bowl is a leisure complex adjacent to the successful Barton Grange garden centre near Preston, Lancashire.
The large building is set under a double-domed grass-covered roof – home to a small flock of sheep – reducing its impact against backdrop of rolling hills and houses multiple leisure uses, including cinema, restaurants, bars, bowling, golf, retail and curling. The latter takes place in the largest dedicated rink in the north of England, complete with flowing stretched fabric ceiling.
Many of the facilities are themed and the building has been fitted out with invention and humour to enhance the visitor experience.