Silversprings Garden Centre, Fontley Road, Titchfield, is under new management.
The well-established Garden Centre and coffee shop and its 20 members of staff has been a firm fixture on the map for more than 35 years.
It was sold to the owner of Abbey Garden Buildings and Borderland Fencing, Mike Jarvis, back in April 2018. Keeping on all the staff, Mike has exciting plans to develop the business in 2019 and beyond.
Abbey Garden Buildings has occupied the site for more than 20 years and was purchased by Mr Jarvis in 2012, so already had a business relationship with the founder and owners of the Garden Centre, Selwyn Whitton and his son Shaun and daughter Kim.
When Mike was approached to buy the business, he was delighted as he could see the potential to expand his landscaping offering and has plans to develop the 6 acres into a one-stop-shop for all your landscaping and planting needs.
Mike Jarvis commented; “Although the purchase took place earlier this year we wanted to focus on keeping everything the same for customers and staff until we could get to grips with the business and how it operates.
“We are now at the point to begin renovations to the centre and begin to make the changes we have planned to develop the site to become the home for all your gardening and landscaping needs along with a relaxed shopping experience for gifts, plants and products for the home and garden in one location.
“We will be making changes, however, I am very conscious that these changes must be done sympathetically to minimise disruption for our customers and our staff. Changes will be made over time and encompass the feedback from our customers on what they would like to see available at the centre. It will be well worth the wait.
“For now though Rachel and I are focusing on Christmas and getting our Christmas count down underway. We have a bigger selection of Christmas trees, baubles, lights and decorations than have been available in the past to encourage people to come and visit and ask about our plans for 2019.”
Rachel added; “We are excited and share a determination, along with the team here at Silversprings, to develop and grow the garden centre into a great success.”
If you want to know more about Silversprings Garden Centre please visit http://www.silverspringsgc.co.uk/
or telephone 01329 842114.