Buckingham Garden Centre expands with NatWest support

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Buckingham Garden Centre expands with NatWest support

The family owned Buckingham Garden Centre is close to completing a major expansion of their premises which will see them create double their existing sales space. Funding to support the expansion project has been supplied by their banking partner, NatWest.

The garden centre is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees attracting custom from near and far. The redevelopment project which began last year is a major investment by the Brown family – husband and wife, Richard & Pauline and their sons, Peter & David. Once fully completed the refurbishment will provide – a larger purpose built shop, an increase in covers in the restaurant from 20 to 80, a food hall, a new pets and aquatics centre and a newly improved seasonal covered plant area.

Work is close to completion and the family celebrated with a ceremony that involved TV gardener Toby Buckland as guest of honour in June.

NatWest have been banking partners to the garden centre for the last 35 years. They have put in place a £2 million loan facility to support the redevelopment project.

Richard Brown, commenting on the redevelopment project said; "This is the biggest single project we have undertaken in our history. And we have done it because the demand is there for our services. Gardening continues to a very popular pastime and people are continuing to spend on their gardens. The expansion we have undertaken here not only provides us the opportunity to stock more products, but it also allows us to invest further in our facilities – such as the new food hall and expanded restaurant – to make people's visit to the Buckingham Garden Centre a more enjoyable experience. We must thank our customers for both their patience and continued custom during the associated building works."

Andy Perry, senior relationship manager, commercial banking at NatWest adds: "We have been banking partners to the Brown family for a long time and we are pleased to witness and play our part in supporting this major development in the centres history. We hope the summer weather can provide the right setting to welcome in this new era for the business."

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