MP for South Downs offers ‘full support’ for horticulture industry and garden centers in West Sussex


The MP joined Chris Dartnell, center manager at Squires in Ashington, to discuss the progress the company has made since emerging from the pandemic and the challenges it faces as spring approaches.

The MP enjoyed a tour of the site cafe, pottery workshop, aquarium shop and all the other products on offer.

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South Downs MP Andrew Griffith (left) and Squire Garden Center manager Chris Dartnell

The local representative played a central role in a group of Westminster MPs calling for the urgent reopening of garden centers during the first lockdown.

The ornamental horticulture and landscaping industry is expected to bring nearly £42 billion to the UK and support over 760,000 jobs by 2030.

As more and more of us spend time outdoors or at home, garden centers across the UK have seen sales soar after the lockdown ended and the country unlocked.

Mr Griffith also thanked the garden center for supporting its guide to South Downs pubs which he launched last year, detailing the facilities on offer at many rural pubs in his South Downs constituency.

“I am happy to offer my full support to Squires, and the horticultural industry and other garden centers in West Sussex, as they recover from the pandemic.”


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