Percy Throwers Garden Centre

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Project Duration: 4 weeks


The Wyevale Garden Centre Group opened this new centre in memory of former celebrity TV gardener ‘Percy Thrower’ in March 2015. The centre was launched with a special event attended by celebrity gardener Toby Buckland and Margaret Thrower, one of Thrower’s three daughters.


The centre which was the first to use the new ZAF format retail shelving has 100,000 sq ft of retail space including shopping, leisure, dining and events spaces with a range of plants, home and giftware on offer.


Percy Thrower’s Wyevale Garden Centre manager Chris Bridgeman said:

“We have been amazed by the phenomenal response from people locally as they have joined us to celebrate the memory of Percy, our local hero and gardening champion.”