Laurie Dee, lead in the King’s Plant Barn TV commercials, was a regular and familiar face on the wonderfully popular Billy T James show back in the 80’s. Laurie cut his teeth in the comedy arena and has been around stage and entertainment for decades. So he was the perfect face as the granddad who became an accomplished gardener through the sound advice and expertise of the great people at Kings Plant Barn.
It is a tough category with competition from traditional garden centres, and now, with hardware chains adding their own garden and outdoor facilities. Kings Plant Barn have ten large well stocked centres throughout the Auckland region and have proven to be a highly successful brand within this volatile and competitive market. And through it all we have watched Laurie grow from being a novice to a ‘green thumb’ confident gardener.