Kent garden centre to launch next Spring

Tenterden Garden centre owner Edward Boult is to build a new centre at the former Bradshaws Nursery in Herne, Kent.

The architect is Architecture Ltd of Greenwich, London, with Newspan supplying buildings.
Canterbury City Council granted the planning application in April after turning down an initial application.
The centre is due to open in spring 2009.
The site is 2.4ha and the building will be 1,500sqm with 1,200 of polytunnels.
Boult said: "There's not a lot of local competition, which is one of the appeals of the area. I hope in five years time it will be turning over £2.5m a year. We have a 600m road frontage onto a medium-busy A road
We had a couple of people interested in the catering but they've pulled back because of the economy. But we're not opposed to doing it ourselves. We've done it before but it was stressful."
Boult was formerly at Jardinerie under Jon kitchen before taking over Tenterden 10 years ago and increases it's turnover by 10-fold to £2m including café and Swallow Aquatics concession.

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