Gardening Trends 2020 by Sarah Squire
I think there are three very strong trends which have been emerging....Read More
Family Business - Established in 1936
D.J. Squire incorporated his landscaping and gardening business having been made redundant from the Police Orphanage in Twickenham.
Squire’s nurseries were turned over to war time food production.
Towards the end of World War II prisoners of war and land girls worked in the nurseries.
D.J. Squire build up the landscaping business and by the end of the 1950’s had a full fleet of vans and a large team of skilled craftsmen.
Colin Squire opened our first garden centre at Twickenham, which was one of only a handful across the country at the time.
A rose nursery at Shepperton was acquired and we opened a garden centre on the site.
Hersham was added to the growing list of centres and built around old farm buildings
Chertsey was the next centre to join the Squire’s group.
A site in Woking was acquired.
Our Twickenham garden centre was rebuilt.
Moving into Berkshire, the Windsor centre joined Squire’s, together with West Horsley near Leatherhead with a Herbaceous & Bedding Plant Nursery.
A devastating fire badly damaged Hersham which had to be largely rebuilt.
Charlie Dimmock officially opened the new Hersham centre. Centres at Reigate and Crawley joined the group.
We built a new state of the art garden centre at a site in Long Ditton near Kingston that was officially opened by Kim Wild.
The site at Crawley was redeveloped and a brand new centre emerged, opened by Bob Flowerdew.
A large garden centre at Badshot Lea near Farnham joined the group, to become a flagship store.
Old buildings were knocked down at Shepperton to make way for a stunning new centre.
Squire’s acquired 3 additional sites from the Shoots Group, extending operations to Washington, Stanmore and Cobham.
The latest addition to the group is Milford, previously ‘Secretts
Squire’s celebrated exhibiting every year for 25 years at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. Our show garden ‘Urban Oasis’ won a Silver Gilt Medal.
Colin Squire was awarded one of the highest honours in the gardening industry – the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Pearson Memorial Medal.
Twickenham won GCA Ruxley Rose Award for the best plant department in the UK.
Squire’s won a Gold Medal at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show for ‘Squire’s Anniversary Garden’.
We opened our Chertsey centre in March, following a 1.3m rebuild.
Refurbished and extended our Hersham centre, including a stylish new Café Bar.
Squire’s was awarded the ‘Best Garden centre’ accolade at the Express Home and Living Awards 2017.
Charlie Dimmock officially re-opened our Woking centre following a rebuild.
A site in Frensham was acquired.
After 30 years as Chairman and more than five decades in the business, Colin Squire OBE takes on the role of Chairman Emeritus and Sarah Squire is appointed Chairman.
A site in Wokingham, Berkshire, was acquired.
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Over 80 years of horticultural experience. A family-owned garden centre group with 16 centres & Café Bars across West London, Surrey, Sussex & Berkshire.