Family firm puts gardens at centre of community

A Whitestake garden centre is due to benefit from a £100,000 makeover in the next six weeks as its new owners implement ambitious plans to place it at the heart of its local community as a place that those of all ages will wish to visit.

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Duxbury’s has taken over the Turbary House garden centre on Chainhouse Lane at Whitestake and is already working on key features of the building, which will make it more welcoming and gardener-friendly, warmer and full of things to do for all the family.

A new café area is due to be created, along with exciting new leisure areas within the building and outside areas.  A children’s party room is planned along with activities such as archery, wall climbing and French boules. An exciting range of giftware will have its own retail area.

The garden centre is also inviting complementing concessions to join the centre, including a child-focused business and specialist supplier of gardening equipment.

Duxbury’s was founded in 1992 and also owns a homes sales and lettings business, which offers a garden maintenance as part of its offer.  The business also operates another smaller garden centre at Charnock Farm in Leyland, where there is a coffee shop, leisure lake with ducks, miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, tiny horses and a popular restaurant.

Owner, Frank Duxbury, says: “We are delighted to add the Turbary House garden centre to our portofolio of businesses and will be re-branding it as the Duxbury’s Garden Centre Whitestake.” The new Duxbury’s garden centre will be showcasing its new facilities by the first week of March and will be staging an official opening.