TV presenter opens new-look Lincoln garden centre

  • The opening ceremony for the new Pennells Garden Centre
  • Richard Pennell (Chairman) officially opening the extensions with Christine Walkden from the One show
  • The new extension for Pennells Garden Centre
  • A new butchers is part of the recent extension by Pennells Garden Centre
  • The opening ceremony for the new Pennells Garden Centre
  • Richard Pennell (Chairman) officially opening the extensions with Christine Walkden from the One show
  • The new extension for Pennells Garden Centre
  • A new butchers is part of the recent extension by Pennells Garden Centre

A £2 million extension for Pennells Garden Centre in South Hykeham was opened by The One Show’s, Christine Walkden, providing customers with a great day out ‘whatever the weather’.

The extension features a fully covered plant area, spanning 3,300 square metres.

It also includes a food hall with Simpsons Butchers and restaurant with seating for 420 people.

The move has also enabled the company to employ an additional five staff for the centre and restaurant.

Over 200 people turned up to the opening last week, where Christine Walkden shared her experiences as a gardener.

Along with the main event there were food tasting opportunities from local suppliers and demonstrations including flower arranging on offer throughout the day.

Will Pennell, Managing Director of Pennells Garden Centre said: “The day went perfectly, we were blessed with brilliant weather and Christine’s talk definitely was the pinnacle of what was an excellent day for all involved.

“I would like to thank Christine for opening the centre and the suppliers and staff involved who all worked very hard in making the day a success.”