The British Garden Centres has been working at Tarporley Garden Centre to create its biggest Christmas department, which opened 20 August.
Phillippa Stubbs, group director, and part of the family that bought Tarporley in 2019, went on to says: “Christmas is one of our busiest seasons and we see thousands come though the centre doors and talking to customers over the last few weeks we know that people are planning a great festive celebration this year but also want to spread the cost over a number of months. By getting the department open early we are helping them to do this. We have 61 centres in the group now and we decided to open the department at Tarporley first this year as we know how popular the displays are with customer, young and old”.
Tarporley Garden Centre employs more than 60 people; this has more than doubled since the centre joined the British Garden Centres. Talking of the future, Phillippa went on to say: “We are very excited to have planning permission to develop the centre further. We’re getting to understand the area and have some great ideas for Tarporley that I and the team look forward to revealing next year.”
This is the first year British Garden Centres has launched a Christmas department before the August bank holiday, beating most of the high street retailers to being the first to launch for the season.