Pokemon Go fans hunt the flowerbeds at Cardwell Garden Centre

The latest Pokemon Go craze has hit a Scots garden centre with customers hunting for the Pokemon creatures hiding among the bushes, plants and flowerbeds.

Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock has joined the fun. They are offering prizes to people who post photos of captured critters on their Facebook page.

Bosses at the centre had noticed visitors wandering around the displays with their eyes glued to their phones.

Pokemon Go

And when they discovered people were playing Pokemon Go they decided: “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!”

Anyone who posts their photo on the Facebook Page will be entered into a prize draw to win £5 voucher prizes for the centre’s Patio Restaurant.

Cardwell retail manager, Paul Carmichael, revealed that he was at first mystified why people were walking around staring at their phones.

And when one of the customers explained they were playing Pokemon Go, Paul decided to try it out for himself.

He said: “I couldn’t believe how many of these creatures had been hiding in and around the flower beds and bushes. We hadn’t noticed them before.

“Some of these critters are quite brazen. I’ve even seen them sitting on the benches and garden tables and chairs we’ve got out on display.

“I’ve been caught by the bug and I play the game so much now, staff here are now calling me Pokemon Paul!”

Paul adds: “Everyone seemed to be having so much fun. We thought we’d join in and ask people to post their pictures on our Facebook page. We have a prize draw as well.

“At the end of the day it’s all a bit of fun. A few of the Pokemon hunters will be able to get a free cup of tea and a cake on us with their prize voucher.”

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