A Brief History of Haddenham Garden Centre
Chris Hawkins and his father Jack opened the Nurseries in 1978. Chris had been a self-employed landscape gardener for 10 years, and before that he had carried out a five year engineering apprenticeship. Jack was a Manager at the Rolls-Royce Works at Leavesdon, Watford, and took early retirement to help Chris with his new business venture.
Three generations, Jack, Chris, and Stephen sitting on the glasshouse yet to be erected.
Father and son.
The glasshouse being built.
Stephen has always shown an interest in the family business!
Katy standing by the old entrance.
The glasshouse in the late eighties.
The entrance in the early nineties.
And how it is today, for the time being…