Squire’s reopened the doors to its Woking garden centre in Surrey yesterday (Friday February 23).
Following a significant extension, the garden centre on Littlewick Road now has an ‘inspirational’ plant area, complete with an outdoor canopy, and a much bigger shop (pictured) offering a wider choice of gardening products, gifts and garden furniture.
The Café Bar has also been extended and completely refurbished with an outdoor verandah and full waiting service, so customers can order food and drinks from the comfort of their table. Plus, every Sunday lunchtime in March there will be live music from Surrey-based classical guitarist Richard Veitch between 12.30pm and 2.30pm.
Squire’s deputy chairman Sarah Squire commented: “Squire’s in Woking has been completely transformed yet still remains 100% true to our horticultural heritage. It’s beautifully designed and landscaped to fit within the surrounding area, and truly retains its sense of place.
“We hope that it will be a centre that the community can be really proud of, as a local hub, a place for family and friends to get together in comfortable and relaxed surroundings.”
On Friday March 16, Sarah and her father – Squire’s chairman Colin Squire OBE – will be in-store planting containers to raise money for the charity Greenfingers.
On Saturday March 17, gardening expert Charlie Dimmock will officially open the centre with Colin. Charlie, who rose to fame as co-host of BBC One garden makeover series ‘Ground Force’ (and now presents BBC One’s ‘Garden Rescue’ series), will be at the garden centre all day.
She will be running activities including a ‘Grow your Own Chips‘ competition for children, a Gardener’s Question Time session and a one-off Spring Container workshop.
Squire’s Garden Centres is a family-owned horticultural business operating 15 centres across Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Middlesex, north and west London. It was Highly Commended in the Best Multiple Garden Centre Retailer category of The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018.
The new shop at Squire’s Woking garden centre