Change of direction for popular garden centre

A GARDEN centre has new management.

Silversprings Garden Centre in Titchfield, which has a coffee shop and 20 members of staff, was sold to the owner of Abbey Garden Buildings and Borderland Fencing, Mike Jarvis, back in April.

It has been a fixture on the map for more than 35 years.

Mr Jarvis said: ‘Although the purchase took place earlier this year we wanted to focus on keeping everything the same for customers and staff until we could get to grips with the business and how it operates.

‘We are now at the point to begin renovations to the centre and begin to make the changes we have planned to develop the site to become the home for all your gardening and landscaping needs along with a relaxed shopping experience for gifts, plants and products for the home and garden in one location. We will be making changes, however, I am very conscious that these changes must be done sympathetically to minimise disruption for our customers and our staff.

‘Changes will be made over time and encompass the feedback from our customers.’