How it all began..
The business was founded by Andy & Madge Walker in 1980.
A&M Walker (Contractors & Merchants) ltd, as it was known then was situated at Auchamore Farm, Dunoon and started as a builders merchant and building contractors providing joinerwork, plumbing, electrical, brickwork and fitted kitchens & bathrooms as well as being registered contractors for the Local Authority.
Andy and Madge’s love of gardening inspired them to create Dunoon’s first home & garden centre. The photo here was taken on the opening day of the new extension in 1986. These were in the days before B&Q or Homebase etc and the business grew steadily until 1990 when the need for a bigger premises with better access and parking was sought.
The former Montgomery's garage site at 361 Argyll Street was identified as the ideal location and the business re-located there in 1992.