Speaking to the Scotsman about Dobbies owner Tesco, which recently saw Phil Clarke replace Sir Terry Leahy as CEO, Dobbies chief executive James Barnes said:
Barnes added on new centres: "When it opens in September our Peterborough site will be the first of our stores to feature an 'eco product' department. It will offer a whole range of products allowing people to lead a more sustainable life.
"We also aim to get to the situation where we can build a carbon neutral garden centre. If there's any retail business that needs to have first class environmental credentials it's us."
Barnes added: "Our ambition is for Dobbies to become the leading brand in UK horticultural retailing and that's what certainly gets me up in the morning.
"There's still a lot of ambition there and it would be good to see it materialise."