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The UK’s first Budgens-branded garden centre is set to open soon, under the charge of a leading independent retailer.

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Avtar ‘Sid’ Sidhu, of Budgens Kenilworth in Warwickshire, will open the 2,500sq ft site at the back of his convenience store following success selling plants during lockdown.

He told betterRetailing: “We’re calling it Budgens Plant Pantry, and have brought someone in to oversee it. It’ll be a full-blown garden centre with a few thousand lines.”

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