Bybrook Barn Garden Centre bosses have refused to deny rumours suggesting it is set to close down.?Several people claim the family-run, independent centre is looking to sell up or close down.
Someone identifying themselves as a customer services manager refused to answer questions about it and put the phone down.?A second phone call saw that person put the local paper through to an apparently more senior manager, who again refused to be named.
He was again asked about the claims and replied: “I’ve heard lots of rumours about this place in my ten years here.”
Asked if the rumours were true, he simply replied: ”No comment’.”
Asked if customers should be concerned about an impending closure, he again replied: ”No comment.”
Bybrook Garden Centre
According to the rumours Longacres Garden Centres, which runs three sites in Surrey, will take over Bybrook. The firm has been approached for comment.
The garden centre has been a fixture in the town for more than a decade. It offers an extensive selection of plants, trees and shrubs cared for by professional horticulturists.
They also sell gifts, pets and aquatics, toys, outdoor clothing, and have a craft shop, a pharmacy and “The Pavilion Restaurant and Tea Room”.