Evergreen Nurseries takes over former Hurrans centre

The former Hurrans Garden Centre in Churchdown, Gloucestershire, which went into administration in January, is due to reopen for trading after the site has been taken over by locally based Evergreen Nurseries.

Bert Bishop, one of the owners of Evergreen Nurseries, said: "We are moving into the Hurrans site and should be able to reopen within a week.

"At the moment, the site is being tidied up and the shelves are being restocked with a selection of different tools and plants.

"We are also trying to get the café ready for reopening again. It should be up and running next week."

He added: "The centre was in quite a state when we got there, as bits had been knocked about as it was emptied. We have worked hard to get it all ready now.

"It's an opportunity for us to get our business a bit better known in the area — although we have a good profile nationally, there are a lot of people who do not know where we are in Churchdown.

"But by having the Hurrans site, we should be able to get that changed. It is good to get it back into use — it was always a really important business for Churchdown."

Hurrans was set up in 1967 by BBC gardener Percy Thrower.


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