Garden centre and supplier celebrate three decades of business together

National plant supplier Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, part of the York-based Johnsons of Whixley Group, is celebrating a 30 year partnership with a South Yorkshire garden centre.

Johnsons of Whixley has supplied Wentworth Garden Centre near Rotherham since it opened its doors over three decades ago with a wide variety of plants, hedging and trees.

The most recent project the businesses have collaborated on is the garden centre’s renovation of its ‘Millennium Maze’, which has seen Johnsons supply a substantial stock of Taxus Baccata, otherwise known as the common English Yew, to form the walls of the maze.

Wentworth Garden Centre initially helped to redesign and replant the Millennium Maze in 2000, decades after it was initially dug out shortly after WWII.

The maze is located within the historical walled gardens at Wentworth.

Commenting on the long-standing partnership, Wentworth Garden Centre director Tony Airey said: “Johnsons have been a long standing supplier of quality hardy plants to Wentworth Garden Centre, and they had the faith in the business when we first acquired it in 1984 to restock the centre on very favourable terms. Our relationship with Johnsons blossomed since then, on the basis that they always deliver excellent plant material and a first class service.

“Our recent project around our Millennium Maze has been no exception. The Yew is of a high quality and has been supplied on favourable terms.”

Johnsons of Whixley garden centre sales manager Mark Reynard added: “Many of our customers come back to us year after year, and we are proud of our long-standing relationship with Wentworth Garden Centre.

“Both organisations have changed and developed over the last three decades, but still share and uphold the same principles around quality and service.”