Tong Garden Centre marks five years of new ownership with further changes

Tong Garden Centre staff review plans for the Mezzanine restaurant

Congratulations to the team at Tong Garden Centre who have worked so hard for this. They have been a client since the takeover in 2015 and the transformation has to be seen to be believed. Well worth a visit if you’re in the Bradford area.

With the latest phase of its expansion progressing well, the team at a Bradford garden centre have announced further plans to enhance the visitor experience.

In addition to providing new facilities for the 200 strong team and extending the range of gardening products and houseplants, the second storey of the 25,000 square feet extension at Tong Garden Centre will be home to a new 180 seater restaurant, The Mezzanine. With panoramic views over the Tong Lane site’s established grounds, the new table-service restaurant will offer a relaxed dining experience with new brunch and lunch menus and a choice of sweet and savoury sharing platters when it opens this autumn.

Mark Farnsworth bought the ailing garden centre in 2015 with business partner, Tom Megginson and the pair have invested over £7million in a bid to become one of the North’s leading centres. MD Mr. Farnsworth outlines the improvements: “We’re excited to add a second restaurant to our destination garden centre and extend the current gardening range.

“In the main building we’re making some changes to our concessions area with Pavers seeing a significant expansion, allowing them to bring a much bigger range to Tong.”

Photo: Members of Tong’s catering team review the plans for the new Mezzanine restaurant