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Nottingham Acquisition For Cherry Lane Garden Centres

Cherry Lane Garden Centre Early Dawn

QD Stores' value garden centre group, Cherry Lane, has acquired Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre in Nottinghamshire.

Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre is located on Bar Road, Saundby. The acquisition brings the group total to 16 garden centres across East Anglia, Yorkshire and the Midlands. Cherry Lane has acquired both the garden centre and its on-site Citrus Café.

Nick Rubins, Chief Executive of the QD Group which owns Cherry Lane, said: “We already have garden centres in Tickhill and Beverley so this is an ideal new location for us. Retford & Gainsborough has been trading for more than 20 years and is well known and loved locally.”

New Manager

The garden centre will be known as Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre by Cherry Lane. All 18 staff members will be retained. The garden centre will be managed initially by Lee Jackson, current manager at nearby Cherry Lane Beverley.

Cherry Lane is introducing a number of improvements and developments over the next few months. New product ranges will include Cherry Lane’s famous range of outdoor furniture, as well as solar lighting, water features and barbecues, not to mention indoor furnishings and homewares, with many ranges exclusive to Cherry Lane. A brand-new Scallywags pet shop is also coming to the centre.

Value Our Planet

The Cherry Lane environmental strategy, Value Our Planet, is the company’s commitment to responsible retailing, caring for the environment and the world in which we live. The initiative will see Retford & Gainsborough stocking more environmentally friendly ranges and eco products, as well as the introduction of a flowerpot and compost bag recycling scheme, where customers will be encouraged not to throw them away but to bring them to the centre for recycling or reuse.

Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre by Cherry Lane is located on Bar Road, Saundby, Retford DN22 9EU. For more information, visit www.cherry-lane.co.uk.

Source : Reproduced with permission from George Bullivant of GardenForum

Image : Cherry Lane Garden Centre Early Dawn

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22 February 2022

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