33 Years of Garden Delights at Squire’s Hersham
Official launch of Squire’s new garden centre in Hersham
L-R: Mayor’s Consort Mr. Nigel Shipley, Sarah Squire, Mayor of Elmbridge Tannia Shipley, Colin Squire & Tim Spearman
Squire’s Garden Centre in Hersham celebrated the official launch of their newly extended and refurbished garden centre last Friday 17th March, which is exactly 33 years to the day since it first opened in 1984!
The Mayor of Elmbridge Councillor Tannia Shipley cut a ribbon with secateurs (of course!) to officially open the new look garden centre. The shop and Café Bar are now 20% bigger, the plant area has a new layout with an extended glass canopy, the Café Bar has been completely refurbished with new furniture, and there is now a delightful decked veranda area, which is just perfect for drinks outside.
There was a gardening theme throughout the day as customers took part in “Planting Masterclasses”, followed by a sumptuous “Gardener’s Delight” champagne afternoon tea in the stylish new Café Bar. Squire’s donated 10% of the ticket price to Greenfingers, a charity that create magical gardens in children’s hospices.
Chairman Colin Squire commented; “Our Hersham garden centre opened 33 years ago on 17th March 1984, and it has been very exciting to see it develop and grow over the years. My thanks go to the Mayor of Elmbridge for coming to officially open our new and improved garden centre, and to Tim Spearman, who has been the Manager here for an amazing 33 years! Tim is a wonderful plantsman, and he runs a centre that sets the highest standards. His knowledge, and his great rapport with customers and the local community have really contributed to the success of the garden centre over the years.”
Deputy Chairman Sarah Squire added “We are so proud of Tim and the whole team at Squire’s who have been involved with creating such a fantastic new look garden centre. I’m sure our customers, old and new, will enjoy coming here for many years to come.”
Gardener’s Delight Afternoon Tea at Squire’s Hersham
Customers enjoying Afternoon Tea at Squire’s Hersham
New Café Bar at Squire’s Hersham
Squire’s Hersham was opened 33 years ago – the lucky horseshoe is still on display