The new and much anticipated Hillier Garden Centre in Marlow has arrived, taking over the site previously owned by Wyevale.
The centre will now go through a process of transformation, with new Hillier ranges available from the autumn. Through this new centre, Hillier looks forward to being part of the local community, sharing the company’s passion for plants, offering gardening expertise and becoming a friendly destination for people to meet, eat and be inspired.
Following the acquisition, Hillier looks forward to welcoming existing Wyevale team members to the company and creating new employment opportunities in the future.
Hillier is a horticulture business with more than 155 years of expertise, founded by Edwin Hillier in Hampshire in 1864. Today, the company owns 16 garden centres across the South of England – including the new Marlow centre – grows around 2 million plants a year across its Hampshire nurseries and is the largest grower of semi-mature trees in Europe. Hillier is proud to remain a family-run business to this day, with the fifth generation actively involved.
At the heart of the company’s business is a mission to inspire the creation of green living spaces for now and the future. As Hillier goes through the process of transforming the new Hillier Garden Centre Marlow, visitors can look forward to browsing a great range of top-quality plants, including many from Hillier Nurseries in Hampshire. Organised in plant areas using ‘plant for purpose’ displays, gardeners can easily find the right plant for the right place and for any queries Hillier plant experts are always on hand to help. As part of the transformation process, Hillier will be running an ‘end of stock clearance’ promotion on discontinuing lines from open day.
Hillier will be introducing its popular Gardening Club to Marlow — in a 2018 survey, 96% of current Hillier Gardening Club members said they would recommend membership to friends and family. Joining is free, with membership benefits including exclusive offers, points every time you shop, inspiring gardening magazines and more.
Hillier Garden Centre Marlow is intended to be a place for the community. Later this year a programme of workshops and events will be introduced to offer inspiration. A new menu will also be introduced at the restaurant, creating a space for people to meet together among the beauty of plants.
“We are delighted to be adding Marlow to our Hillier Garden Centres family,” comments Chris Francis, Hillier Garden Centre and Wholesale Nurseries Director.
“Marlow is a really impressive destination in the South of England, just like our existing centres, so we feel it is a great fit. We are looking forward to getting to know the local gardening communities and inspiring them with our great range of quality plants and Hillier expertise. It is very exciting times ahead!”
Visit hillier.co.uk to find out more.