Waresley Park Garden Centre was first established in 1972 and was setup by John and Brenda Baker. At the time they were helping run the family chicken farm but a bad case of fowl pest wiped out most of the birds. To make ends meet they set up a stall by the side of the road selling farm produce and a few home grown plants.
With time it developed into a small retail nursery specialising in bedding plants and conifers. Old chicken sheds were reclaimed for use as a shop. In the 1970s many plants were grown in the ground, dug up and then sold as bare root plants.
It was during the 1980s that the site began to resemble a garden centre. Glasshouses were erected for shop space, a small tea and cake shop opened and new product lines such as garden furniture were introduced. By this stage most of the plants were grown as they are today, allowing customers to purchase and plant most of the year around.
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