Dobbies previews eco garden centre at Cocker's Roses site in Aberdeen

The new £11.6m Dobbies Garden World, Aberdeen, opens for previews at the Cocker's Roses site at Lang Stracht today.

The 5,000sqm garden centre will replace the existing Dobbies store near Hazelhead Park. 

Dobbies say the new centre is the most environmentally-friendly garden centre in Scotland and will be a blueprint for its future garden centres.

The Tesco-owned group's centre will feature a farm foodhall specialising in locally-sourced produce, as well as a 500-seat restaurant. 

Rose breeder Cocker's nearby garden centre will close and many of its staff will transfer to Dobbies. Seventy new posts have been created. The centre will employ 120 people. The new centre will feature a rose demonstration garden designed by Cockers.
Cockers will continue their rose business, concentrating on mail order and the rose breeding side of their operation. 

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