Garden centre ‘overwhelmed’ by attendance

Johnson's Garden Centre family fun day and opening of new Falconry centre. Owner of S.P.Falconry, Shane Pearson with his European Eagle Owl Jessie
Johnson's Garden Centre family fun day and opening of new Falconry centre. Owner of S.P.Falconry, Shane Pearson with his European Eagle Owl Jessie

Crowds ‘overwhelmed’ a garden centre at the weekend to see the opening of a new Owl and Falconry Centre and visit the business’ summer event.

Johnson’s Garden Centre operations manager Craig Hobson said: “I think we were overwhelmed by the response from the public, the attendance was far higher than what we expected it to be over the two days.”

Johnson's Garden Centre family fun day and opening of new Falconry centre. Scott Maskell of DNA Kids face painting Ella Sentance 3 of Boston.

Johnson's Garden Centre family fun day and opening of new Falconry centre. Scott Maskell of DNA Kids face painting Ella Sentance 3 of Boston.

The event also included a variety of stalls, bouncy castles and a live show from Endeavour Radio.

“It was wave after wave of people,” added Craig.

“The overall impression of the whole day was that due to the work and effort that Olivia [Wise - event organiser] had put in the response had been tremendous.”

He said the Owl and Falconry Centre owner Shane Pearson had also been overwhelmed by the number of people who came through the doors and had found people ‘loved the whole experience’.

Johnson's Garden Centre family fun day and opening of new Falconry centre. L-R Anna Kowalska, Sophie Nowak 2, James Summer-Field, Maria Nowak 7 of Boston with Janet Harper of Crafty Coffee from Swineshead.

Johnson's Garden Centre family fun day and opening of new Falconry centre. L-R Anna Kowalska, Sophie Nowak 2, James Summer-Field, Maria Nowak 7 of Boston with Janet Harper of Crafty Coffee from Swineshead.

The birds will be on display at the new centre on Wainfleet Road, every day during the garden centre’s opening times and Shane and his family will be there to give advice and teach people about the creatures. There will also be a number of displays and flights held on Saturdays.