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)