Wyevale to change Crowder's garden centre name

Following the January 2016 acquisition of Crowders Garden Centre, Wyevale Garden Centres is announcing that the centre will undergo a name change, set to be unveiled on 16 March.

(Left to right) – Centre staff Simon Nagle and Trevor Blake alongside Garden Centre Manager Ken Dawson.
(Left to right) – Centre staff Simon Nagle and Trevor Blake alongside Garden Centre Manager Ken Dawson.

Members of the local community will be invited to help choose the new name by casting their voting at the centre.

Visitors to the centre will have the opportunity to select from three names put forward by colleagues at the centre.

  • Wolds View – Trevor Blake and Simon Nagle favourite scenic view of the Wolds from the plant area.
  • Banovallum – historic Roman name for Horncastle as suggested by Richard Howitt.
  • Horncastle- the local town.

Wyevale Garden Centres will be donating £500 to local voluntary emergency services charity Lives in recognition of the community’s support for the initiative. 

Centre manager Ken Dawson said: "We are thrilled to invite visitors at Crowders to play an important role in shaping the future name of the centre to ensure the new name is in keeping with its rich history and heritage, and chimes with local community values."

Staff member Trevor Blake said: "Crowders has so much heritage and we are delighted to be part of the renaming process. I have been a colleague at the centre for 15 years and it is thrilling have an input in this significant change for the centre."

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