The extension is covered with a 12m roof combined with a 5.6m roof and large windows of 2m by 2m.
The extension means that twice as many visitors as in the past can now enjoy Forest Lodge’s food, and the garden centre’s catering turnover has doubled.
At the Garden Retail Experience congress that took place in the Netherlands recently, Professor Cor Molenaar (Retail Marketing) said:
"Catering may be the ultimate experience factor that customers are searching for. Especially if it is combined with loyalty actions such as free coffee when you buy something, it can be a very effective customer magnet. "