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Tong Garden Centre doubles petcare and aquatics department

The extended department is now home to the largest maidenhead aquatics concession and ‘feed the fish’ pool in Yorkshire, and features new lifestyle ranges for pets

Tong Garden Centre has doubled the size of its petcare, wildlife, birdcare and aquatics department. 

The extended department is now home to the largest maidenhead aquatics concession and ‘feed the fish’ pool in Yorkshire, including tropical fish from around the world, community fish and specialist aquarium fish. 

It is also home to the largest selection of pond plants in the area and accessories from leading aquarium brands Oase, Fluval, Tetra and Aquamanta.

The new department, next to Grass Hopper’s indoor and outdoor play, also includes new lifestyle ranges for pets from Joules, Sophie Allport and The Little Dog Laughed, and new pet food supplier Burgess, from North Yorkshire. 

There is also an increased range of feed, feeders and accessories for wild birds.

Phil Hemmings, buyer, said: “During lockdown, many more of us have become pet owners or have become more aware of the wildlife in our gardens and we wanted our range to reflect this increased interest in pets, garden birds, wildlife and aquatics.

“Our old pet care department wasn’t big enough to do justice to this enhanced offer, so we relocated it to an area twice the size.”

He added: “The department now has an extensive range of everything from bird seed to feeders and pet food, dog beds, leads and toys, not to mention gorgeous gifts for pet animals and animal lovers alike. It looks amazing and gives our customers lots of choice.”

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