The Potting Shed has had a very interesting history. It was opened over twenty years ago, by Turkay and his family after his son Murat suffered terrible brain damage in a car accident. The doctors advised that the best cure for him was to work with nature and urged Turkay to start a garden centre. It was originally called "Pemba Gul," and was extremely successful for many years. In fact, Turkay ended up training many of the local people who then went on to open their own garden centres in North Cyprus. Everything was going fine until Turkay suffered a heart attack and had to have a bi-pass operation. This and underfunding caused the site to go into disrepair. This was how Lucy and Ali found it when they were looking for seedlings to fill their veg garden. They fell in love with the magical atmosphere of the place and could see the amazing potential. They now all work together to create a new life for for this special place, every day is an adventure and mostly produces laughter not tears!