Squire's refurbished Hersham centre adds glass canopy and cafe bar

Squire's Garden Centre in Hersham, Surrey, celebrated the official launch of its newly extended and refurbished garden centre on17 March, 33 years to the day since it first opened in 1984.

Mayor's Consort Mr Nigel Shipley, Sarah Squire, Mayor of Elmbridge Tannia Shipley, Colin Squire, Tim Spearman.
Mayor's Consort Mr Nigel Shipley, Sarah Squire, Mayor of Elmbridge Tannia Shipley, Colin Squire, Tim Spearman.
The shop and café bar are now 20% bigger, the plant area has a new layout with an extended glass canopy, the café bar has been refurbished with new furniture, and there is now a decked veranda area. 

Squire's chairman Colin Squire said: "Our Hersham garden centre opened 33 years ago on 17th March 1984, and it has been very exciting to see it develop and grow over the years.

"My thanks go to the Mayor of Elmbridge [Councillor Tannia Shipley] for coming to officially open our new and improved garden centre, and to Tim Spearman, who has been the manager here for an amazing 33 years. Tim is a wonderful plantsman, and he runs a centre that sets the highest standards. His knowledge, and his great rapport with customers and the local community have really contributed to the success of the garden centre over the years."

#Meanwhile, Dobbies Ashford is adding to its new food halls in Ashford and Gillingham, Kent. They will sell products from well-known brands and Kent suppliers including Butcher of Brogdale, Baker’s Bicycle, Curd and Cure, Page & Sons and Kent Chilli Farm.

Dobbies is holding sampling/tasting days over Mother’s Day weekend. Ashford and Gillingham are being revamped with a more local focus and more local suppliers.


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