Sudbrooke Welcomes New Garden Centre And Coffee Shop

The former Cherry Tree Café on the A158 at Sudbrooke has been given a new lease of life as it is transformed into a new Garden Centre and Coffee Shop. 

The new venture, which opened on the 22nd January, offers a range of gardening products, plants and giftware.  The Centre also includes a new coffee shop offering 200 Degrees coffee as well as a range of other drinks, cakes and light meals.

Lincoln couple, Mike and Heather Frecklington, were the ones to open the Centre, building on Mike’s twenty-five years’ experience of managing Garden Centres.  Mike explained, “I have been involved in garden centres since my first weekend job at age 16.  I have managed garden centres around the country including a number in Lincolnshire and we’re excited to bring this experience to our own venture.”

Keen to recognise its heritage, the Garden Centre retained the Cherry Tree name, refreshing and rebranding the site as the Cherry Tree Garden Centre and Coffee Shop.  “We have lived close to Sudbrooke for much of our lives and it is a fantastic building with a lot of local support and loyal customers – we have been delighted with the amount of support we’ve had so far from local people who are excited to see the building back in use.  The completion of the Eastern Bypass has meant the Centre is much more accessible to many more people and we are looking forward to welcoming people from across Lincoln and beyond!”

The Centre offers products such as wild bird care, house plants, outdoor plants, composts, solar lighting and garden décor, whilst the coffee shop serves barista coffees and other hot and cold drinks, breakfasts, light lunches and cakes.

“We had a fantastic opening weekend, people were really positive about seeing the building back in use.” said Mike, “We have had great feedback about what we are offering at the Cherry Tree – especially about the coffee and cakes! We are looking forward to expanding the garden centre offer as we move into spring and also developing our menu in the coffee shop to include, for example, a wider range of breakfast options.”

The Cherry Tree Garden Centre and Coffee Shop is open 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.  To keep up to date, search Cherry Tree Garden Centre and Coffee Shop on Instagram and Facebook.