Oswestry college garden centre to bloom with makeover

The popular garden centre shop at a college in Shropshire is enjoying a makeover. Derwen College near Oswestry caters for?students from across the region who have learning disabilities.


Students enjoy a variety of vocational training courses, which help to equip them for employment.


One of the longest running departments is gardening and for many years the college has run its own garden centre, open to the public. Now the shop within the garden centre is about to be made even more appealing to visitors.


Myfannwy Moss, a teacher in the land based studies department, said: ?We?ve just embarked on a really exciting project to refurbish, remodel and extend the garden centre shop.


?While the work is taking place, part of one of the college?s large greenhouses has been converted into?selling?space and business is going on there as usual.


?There is a wide range of?stock, including plants, seed potatoes, composts, plant-ers, ornaments and tools.?


She said the finished project would see additional teaching areas, a bright and airy?sales?area, a redesigned layout of the horticulture area and a new greenhouse.


Jones Brothers, of Weston Rhyn Ltd, are the contractors for the development and preparatory work is under way.


It is hoped the scheme will be completed by the end of February.


Article Source:?http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2014/01/20/oswestry-college-garden-centre-to-bloom-with-makeover/

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