Rutland-based garden centre shuts up shop

Greetham Garden Centre in Rutland has closed.

A message on the centre’s Facebook page on 2 September said: "We have had to make the hard decision to close Greetham Garden Centre.

"Several things have been stacked against us, not least this year’s atrocious weather, which has been bad enough to deal with on a personal level, but absolutely nightmarish in a trade which relies so heavily upon it.

"Thank you to all our customers for your support."

Clematis expert David Penny and family have run the centre since 1992. The centre’s website said the business was under new management but its telephone went to answerphone.

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