Britain?s garden centre industry could see their weekly takings rise by as much as 39% against the average week between now and the end of March, according to figures released by Worldpay.
The UK?s leading payment processing company, Worldpay, believe green-fingered Brits will spend well in excess of ?30million at garden centres in the run-up to Easter.
Worldpay?s 2014 card transaction data shows spending on gardening supplies also rose over the week leading up to Easter when garden centres saw a 58% uplift in sales compared to?the weekly average for the sector.
Worldpay believes Britain?s garden centres could see record-breaking trade in excess of ?65million in the next four weeks.
Dave Hobday, managing director of Worldpay UK, said: ?With only a short window to make the bulk of their yearly income, gardening businesses need to plan meticulously to make the most of traditional spikes in trading.
?Get stock, staffing or cashflow wrong at this crucial time of year and the result can be a real death knell for businesses that rely heavily on repeat custom and word of mouth recommendations.?