A garden centre in Furness is set to reopen on October 8, following a ?1m refurbishment. The transformation sees the Crooklands of Dalton garden centre being completely redeveloped, with two massive furniture and interiors showrooms, a garden store and a new coffee shop and restaurant called ?The Bakehouse?.
The garden centre is a family run business. It is run by the Charnley family of father and son Lou and Mark – who set it up 20 years ago as a nursery which grew and sold plants – as well as Lou’s daughter Leeanne and Jules, who is Marc’s wife.
Jules Charnley, one member of the family which run the business, is excited about the changes.
She said: “It is kind of pulling us back together to a working business that we are proud of.
“We have got a lot of staff who have been with us for a very long time and we are going to expand what we have already got and make it better.”
Marc Charnley, owner of Crooklands of Dalton said: “This has been a real labour of love for us and we can?t wait to reveal our brand new home and garden destination.”
Jules Charnley has refused to reveal what the name of the store is going to be, she said: “We are keeping the new name under wraps until the big reveal.”
Mrs Charnley also pointed out that the refurbishment work was being carried out entirely by local firms and that it had created work for between 10-20 tradespeople.
‘The Big Reveal’ at Crooklands of Dalton will take place on October 8 from 9am-5.30pm and everyone is welcome.