A Bridport garden centre has closed after the nearby river burst its banks and flooded the site.

The Groves Nursery and Garden Centre on West Bay Road is closed today after the River Brit burst its banks.

This has flooded the car park and much of the centre in as much as 3ft of water.

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Managing Director Charlie Groves said: "It is quite a lot of water. It is all over our outdoor area really.

"It didn't look too bad when I went into the shop, but then I drove to the bottom and our lower car park and greenhouses are under about 3ft of water. It is over the wellies.

"The river has burst its banks. The garden centre just has a river flowing through it.

"Thankfully it is just the outside area and we have our team and an electrician here helping out.

"We decided to close just because we have hardly any parking and just to be on the safe side. We will be closed for today until it goes down to a reasonable level, and will be open tomorrow.

"Hopefully it is not too much damage, the plants don't seem to mind."

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