NEW BEGINNING: Wincanton Garden centre is now Otter Nurseries. Staff members, from left, Anna Childs, managing director William Casely, Karen Trapp, Martin Goodland, Matt Wintle and Katie Lenton
NEW owners of the Wincanton Garden Centre, Otter Nurseries, have pledged to turn the centre back into a blossoming business and boost the town by providing new jobs.
Up to 11 new posts will be created to add to the three positions that have already been saved and managing director William Casley has plans to develop the garden centre.
He said: "We will be giving the cafe a refurbishment and hope to re-open that on September 1, as we are aware of the importance of a vibrant cafe within a garden centre.
"We have over six acres of green houses, all producing high quality bedding plants for our customers and I'm sure the people of Wincanton will soon start seeing the benefits of Otter nurseries.
"We have a real passion for growing trees and shrubs and we make sure the plants we sell are of the highest quality.
"Hopefully we can inject some life back into the garden centre as it was an important part of Wincanton.
"We have very successful outlets at Plymouth, Torquay, Ottery St Mary and Lymington and we will be hoping to match that success in Wincanton."