Squire’s Garden Centres has re-opened its Woking centre following a “significant extension”, which has seen the shop expanded and the catering offer completely revamped.
The centre on Littlewick Road in Woking, has benefitted from a complete makeover and now boasts a new-look plant area, complete with an outdoor canopy, as well as a much larger shop, which means the centre can now offer a wider choice of gardening products, gifts and garden furniture,
The Café Bar eatery has also been extended and completely refurbished, giving it a light and airy feel, and an outdoor verandah has been added for customers to sit and admire the plants. A full waiting service is also now available. To celebrate the launch, customers will be treated to live music from Surrey-based classical guitarist Richard Veitch every Sunday lunchtime in March.
Squire’s deputy chairman Sarah Squire said: “Squire’s in Woking has been completely transformed yet still remains one 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 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. So come and see our new look garden centre - we very much look forward to welcoming our customers back, and to meeting new ones.”
As in previous years, the family-run business is getting behind the Greenfingers charity on Garden Re-Leaf day. This year Sarah and her father, Squire’s chairman Colin Squire OBE will be in store at Woking planting containers as part of the charity day’s Plantathon on Friday, March 16.
The centre opened to the public fo rthe first time today but wil have an official opening day on Saturday, March 17, when gardening guru Charlie Dimmock will be at the garden centre all day to meet customers and host workshops, including a spring container workshop and Gardeners Question Time.
Ms Dimmock will also host a fun “Grow Your Own Chips” competition, where she will show children how to grow potatoes in a pot. Children will get to take their pot home and see if they can grow more potatoes than Charlie and can then come back to Squire’s in June to get their potatoes weighed, and get them turned into chips to enjoy in Squire’s Café Bar.