Great Britain

Homebase opens mini garden centres at Next stores

GREEN-FINGERED Brits can now shop at Homebase garden centres inside Next stores.

Coinciding with the reopening of non-essential retail after lockdown, mini garden centres have today opened in six Next stores.

These are located in Shoreham, Ipswich, Warrington, Camberley, Bristol and Sheffield.

The Homebase garden centres will sell a variety of plants, pots and tools to help you transform your garden.

The DIY and garden retailer told The Sun the prices will be same as in its own stores, so it could be handy if you're shopping at Next anyway.

Homebase has 164 stores across the UK, while Next - a fashion and homeware retailer - has around 550.

Which Next stores have Homebase garden centres?

HOMEBASE has opened mini garden centres in the below Next stores.

The new shops are permanent within Next stores and Homebase said it hasn't decided whether it'll roll out more of them.

The garden centres vary in size from roughly 3,500 square feet to 6,399 square feet and are run by Homebase staff members.

Customers can also take advantage of personalised hints and tips via the plant care app called SmartPlant.

Homebase's entire range of plants is available on the app, so you simply scan the barcode for extra help in-store or if you still have the tag at home.

Damian McGloughlin, chief executive of Homebase, said: "We're delighted to be joining forces with Next and bringing our garden products and expertise to its stores.

"We're a great nation of gardeners, with more and more people enjoying the benefits of gardening and being outside."

Brits have spent over £16billion on their gardens during lockdown, from adding fire pits to vegetable patches.

Garden centres have been allowed to remain open during the third lockdown, as they're considered to be essential shops.

Meanwhile, Homebase suspended online orders last year as the website struggled to keep up with demand.

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