Meet the Team
Meet the Altons team.
Our customer service team manager is Emma Cable who has worked for Alton Garden Centre for many many years. She joined us as a Saturday girl! Day to day you find Emma working as part of the Customer service team, taking orders, dealing with customer queries, answering the phone no two days are ever the same. Emma is joined by Carol Mary, Kay and Cheryl all of whom are on hand to deliver a first-class customer experience.
Garden Furniture Department is headed up by Steve Grover whose knowledge on outdoor garden furniture is extensive to say the least! He is joined in his quest to always go the extra mile by Pete, Jackie, Jody, Shevy and Jason. All the team have superb product knowledge on the ranges of garden furniture that we sell.
BBQ Department is managed by one of our directors Jay Bunker ably assisted by Tom, Jamie and Craig. Our team are all Weber experts and are proud to represent this brand. Landman and Traeger are also represented in this department. Our team are always on hand to offer you friendly and knowledgeable advice, and help you choose the right barbeque and accessories that are right for you.
Garden Machinery is managed by Barrie Walters together with James, Jon, and Josh all of whom are trained in all aspects of the garden machinery business and will be able to answer any questions you have. Incorporated within this department is a service facility whereby we can collect and deliver back to you after service, also we carry spare parts. So, whatever your requirements are, come and see us and take advantage of the advice and services we can offer.
Tony Graham and his team including Marie, Lynn, Becky, Lisa, Caroline and so many more are serving breakfast lunch and afternoon tea and cakes 7 days a week. Great choice of dishes freshly cooked to order.
Gary Hilton is at the helm for this extremely busy department together with Sue, and Shirley. The sundries department is on the list of necessities for the modern gardener it offers you all your season’s requirements, knowledge is always available what ever your question or project.
Dave Christy manages this diverse department together with James Joe and Tina. We carry a good selection of Pond fish our staff are very happy to talk through with you all the necessities of caring and maintaining a healthy pond. They are all very knowledgeable and our keen to impart that knowledge to ensure that you get the best possible service. The team are also responsible for our lighting department which houses solar, mains lighting and decorative lighting to name but a few.
Houseplants is the responsibility of Kim Davis here you can expect to find a great selection of all your favourite houseplants all in perfect condition ready to take pride of place in your home. Again, knowledge is of paramount importance and you can be assured that we will advise on ensuring that you have success with your purchase.
Outside Plant Area
Our Outside Plant area is Run by our Director Andy Bunker he is responsible for all the bedding plant buying and works very closely with our experienced plant area team in particular Mike Brown who is responsible for the buying of nursery plants, to ensure that they are of the highest -quality. Our displays are there to inspire you so come along and talk to Mike, Ian, Jay, Rachel, Aaron, Sarah, Clare to name but a few.
Our Floral department is the domain for Ann Roach who showcases a fine selection of artificial and silk flowers, artificial trees and hanging baskets. So, call in and chat to Ann and bring colour and style into your home.
Martin Butt runs this department alongside Ian and Tony. For all your paving, fencing, decking and lots more call in and see them they will surely have it covered.
Garden Buildings is managed by Karl Finch assisted by Aaron, Roger, Mick, Rob, Ray and Ollie. We have totally revamped this department with new suppliers such as Crown Pavilions and SEH BAC. So, come and take a look.
Marketing/Internet Sales Department
Jan, Ben, Jakob and Louis are on hand to deal with any online questions process internet orders upload products for the website, arrange deliveries also they cover the marketing of the garden centre including all social media point of sale for the shop floor, and all events.
Is home to Brian Hawkes and Mark Goddard they handle all our goods in ensuring that stock reaches the correct department quickly and efficiently.
Giftware Tracy Pickett heads up this team alongside Sue and Lilian they take care of all our birthday cards, homeware, foot ware, bags and lots more.