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Castle Gardens’ team opens the doors within 48 hours of fire

Published: 17 March 2008
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Castle Gardens’ team opens the doors within 48 hours of fire
Castle Gardens has praised the 'enormous' efforts of its employees, suppliers, and the fire service in helping it recover from a disastrous fire and open two days after a fire broke out.

The Sherborne site suffered extensive damage to the greenhouse after the fire hit on Thursday, March 13.

"The enormous efforts of the team at Castle Gardens will enable business to continue on the run-up to Easter – one of the busiest times of the year for the centre," said Mike Burks, md of The Gardens Group, before re-opening on Saturday.

"Of course we are all devastated and shocked by the fire, but we are extremely thankful that no one was physically injured.

"The team of fire fighters, who arrived from several stations, worked through the night, as did the police force, and they were all magnificent.

"By morning we could all see the damage and I must admit it looked a very sad sight, but we all laughed when the resident cats came to have a look too.

"Although the damage to the building is severe, we are now looking forwards as gardeners always do.

"Our suppliers have been really supportive and we've had dozens of calls from our customers offering help.

"We are all grateful for this kindness."

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