Grovewell Garden Centre has acquired its third centre, this time at Hawkinge, near Folkestone. The business is on target to be open by May.
Speaking of re-developing the site – which was previously home to MacFarlanes Garden and Butterfly Nursery – director Edward Boult said: “We are very excited by this acquisition. After three very strong trading years it’s great to add a third Centre to the mix.”
Operation manager Paul Dye added: “We have a lot of work ahead of us but we will have the first phase of the plant area open to the public in just over a month.”
According to the business, there are plans for an aquatic centre as well as a Groves coffee shop & restaurant. Paul said: “We aim to build on the success and reputation of Canterbury and Tenterden Garden Centres.
“We’ve been overwhelmed by the support from staff and locals so far and I’m really looking forward to building a centre we can all be proud of.”