Green fingered celebrity to open refitted garden centre

Greenacre (8th June 2010)
Greenacre (8th June 2010)

A MULTI-MILLION pound refit of Buckingham Garden Centre will be unveiled at a special event on June 25.

TV gardener, Toby Buckland will be officially opening the centre’s new shop and restaurant while marking its 65th anniversary.

The centre has nearly finished a major re-development on its 11-acre site.

Since summer last year, a new internal road has been constructed, new retail areas created, a major shop extension and a new purpose-built restaurant have been installed plus it will have a new state-of-the-art plant canopy area.

The official opening ceremony will be held from noon with live music from the Great Horwood Silver Band.

At 2pm, there will be a book signing with Mr Buckland and a chance to meet him and have your gardening questions answered from 3pm to 3.45pm.

Other activities on the day include advice from orchid expert Peter White, a visit from the Wildlife Trust and tips from the Buckingham branch of the National Vegetable Society.

Toby Buckland started his career as a Devon nurseryman and has presented several TV shows, including BBC Gardeners’ World. He also lectures and writes for Amateur Gardening, The English Garden, Gardeners’ World Magazine, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. He is the author of five gardening books.