Whitehall Garden Centres re-opens Woodborough site in Wiltshire after refurbishment

Whitehall Garden Centres has added a bigger planteria to its Woodborough site to celebrate its horticultural heritage.

Animals also have more space and there is a plan for more farm park animal attractions.

Whitehall bought the garden centre in February from Claire and Chris Rourke who had owned it for seven years. The acquisition gave Whitehall their third garden centre.

Woodborough Garden Centre is a well-established business on a 18 acre site with a catchment area covering Marlborough, Pewsey and Devizes.

Whitehall managing director Peter Self said: "We have been looking for a third site for a while, we believe that Woodborough is the perfect addition to Whitehall Garden Centres' due to its location and homely feel."

Whitehall is a local family run business with its farming roots dating back to 1894, and has over 47 years of garden retail experience at the award winning Lacock and Whitchurch centres in Wiltshire and Bristol.

The newly refurbished centre at Woodborough will offer everything that was previously available and more, including plants, pick your own fruit and daffodils, a farm shop, giftware, petting animals, free parking, a restored tea room and ‘Strawberry Fields’ bistro.

Self said: "Community spirit and engagement is at the very heart of our business operations, we understand just how important the former Woodborough centre was and is to the local community.

"This much loved garden centre was a popular venue for visitors all year round, however, for it to continue providing this service, the building, grounds and resident animals were in real need of attention and care."


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