Squire’s Garden Centre at Chertsey in Surrey officially opened last Wednesday (March 1).
Chairman Colin Squire, deputy chairman Sarah Squire and the Mayor of Runnymede Councillor Alan Alderson launched the premises on Holloway Hill.
A plaque was unveiled on a 300-year old olive tree, planted by Colin to commemorate the opening. Invited guests were then taken on a tour of the garden centre, which has had a £1.5 million rebuild.
Billed as a boutique garden centre, it features a new shop offering a range of giftware, a new outdoor plant area, and a new café bar housed in a restored 200-year old octagonal lodge building.
Colin commented; “I’m very proud to officially open our new garden centre. Squire’s Chertsey is small but perfectly formed. We have a great team here, plus a few different products to make it a little bit extra special.”
Visitors today (Saturday March 4) and tomorrow (Sunday March 5) can take advantage of Squire’s Spring Fever event, with 20% off all garden furniture and BBQs. Next Saturday (March 11), the first 50 customers will receive a free packet of lettuce or spinach seeds.
Squire’s Garden Centres is a family-owned horticultural business that operates 15 centres across Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Middlesex, North and West London.
All the centres have a café bar on site and free parking, while many include a children’s play area. Last year the retailer celebrated its 80th anniversary.
L-r: Colin Squire (chairman), Alan Alderson (Mayor of Runnymede), Matt Tanner (Chertsey garden centre manager), Martin Breddy (managing director) & Sarah Squire (deputy chairman)