Meanwhile, Hartlepool Borough Council says it is reviewing all of its trading activities.
A council spokesman said: "The council is currently carrying out a review of all trading activities, including Inspirations Garden Centre. Once the review is concluded, a report will go to a meeting of the Finance and Policy Committee, making recommendations for the future. At this stage, it is important to note that no decisions have been taken."
The council closed the garden centre's adjoining coffee shop in March.
Savings proposals approved for 2018/19 and 2019/20 did not address the full deficits and savings of £2.320m still need to be identified.