Spring in the step of garden centre

Vision: Frank Duxbury at Turbary House garden centre
Vision: Frank Duxbury at Turbary House garden centre
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New owners have unveiled a £100,000 makeover plan for a Preston garden centre.

Family-run Duxbury’s paid £750,000 for Turbary House garden centre in Chainhouse Lane, Whitestake.

They now want to invest in the 5.2 acre site, which has been run by the Kenworthy family since the 1980s.

In six weeks, Duxbury’s want to create a new café, a children’s party room, and introduce activities such as archery, wall climbing and French boules.

There are also hopes of creating up to 20 jobs.

Business owner Frank Duxbury, said: “We have bought the garden centre to complement our existing business interests.

“Our landscaping company has outgrown its current premises and in addition, we have plans for further expansion in 2013.

“This includes building a training facility to give our staff the best training possible; which will require extra space.

“Whilst the business has been successfully operating for three decades, we plan to improve the garden centre’s facilities; with changes to the car park and customer toilets.

“Additionally, we plan to develop the café, which will serve good food in comfortable surroundings; with leather settees and a log burning stove to add to the atmosphere.

“Children will be catered for with an undercover play area.”