Bosworths of Burton Latimer, near Kettering, have expanded to two centres by re-opening The Walled Garden Garden Centre at Elton Hall, near Peterborough.
Sam Bosworth (above) told GTN Xtra they got the keys four weeks ago and since then have been clearing and stocking the site. "We aim to make The Walled Garden a special place for plants and food."
The liquidators from the previous tenants, who closed in February 2018, had removed almost every fitting, including the kitchen sink, so Sam is having to totally re-build the kitchen and restaurant. "We will have 80 covers initially and I've promised Sir William that we will be open for tea and cakes, at least, by the 25th May which is when Elton Hall is open to the public for the first time this year."
"Suppliers have been very helpful over the past few weeks and it was great to be open for business last weekend, just as the weather improved!"
While staff recruitment is ongoing, Sam and one of the lads from Burton Latimer have been running the site. "It's just like the early days, I'm really enjoying getting involved in all aspects of getting the new centre up and running," explained Sam, after he had just replaced one of the toilet seats that had "gone missing" within two days of opening.
Quentin Edwards were the agents for the site.
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