Dorset retailer's new aquatic service takes off

Retailer Castle Gardens has opened an Aqua Landscape Design shop and office at its site at Sherborne, Dorset.

The shop offers bespoke design, construction and renovation plus aquatic supplies including: pond fish; pumps; filters; lighting; liners; fountains; plants; fish food; treatments; and accessories.

Managing director Mike Burks of parent company The Gardens Group said: "We've had a busy start. As a group of three centres we are 30 to 40 per cent up on last year and we've had the best March ever."

Aqua shop manager Andy McConnachie said: "We have even given quotes for some local contracts for ponds and landscaping, which amounts to thousands of pounds' worth of business and should keep us busy for the next couple of months."

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