By Carl Jackson 19/07 Updated: 23/07 13:41
WEBBS garden centre in Wychbold celebrated its 75th anniversary with a tea party for 75 people all aged 75.
The guests were each given a commemorative ‘Truly Loved’ plant and were invited for a walk around the centre’s Riverside Gardens during the event.
A public celebration, taking place on Sunday (July 22), will have a host of attractions, including jazz music, food tasting, children’s crafts, an animal roadshow and a circus workshop among others.
Webbs chairman Ed Webb said: “It was wonderful to meet some of our 75-year-old customers and hear their stories of how Webbs has changed over the years.”
The centre began as seeds trial grounds when it opened in 1937 and its Worcester Road location was chosen to capitlise on the emergance of the motor car. It hass gone through a number of expansions and has been honoured with national accolades throughout the decades.
The current chairman Ed Webb is the great, great, great grandson of the firm’s founder.
“We are immensely proud to remain 100 per cent family-owned and fiercely independent.
“There have been many developments in the 75 years we have been in Wychbold, but one thing has never changed - the name over the door,” added Ed.
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