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The Garden Centre Group acquires Cornish garden centre

The Garden Centre Group (TGCG) has bought Brooks Nursery & Garden Centre, which will become the 140th store in TGCG's estate.

The centre, which is located in Bude, Cornwall, was acquired from Ken and Gill Brooks. This acquisition follows last year’s additions of the seven centres of the Garden & Leisure Group, as well as the Cheddar, Lechlade and Bolton garden centres, all of which The Garden Centre Group has acquired under the ownership of Terra Firma.

TGCG chief executive Kevin Bradshaw said: "We are pleased to continue our growth with the addition of a centre with a strong and loyal customer base and an excellent reputation across a range of gardening-related products. The Brooks centre complements our estate well, and we look forward to offering gardening club membership to all of our new customers."

Gill Brooks and Ken Brooks, the previous owners, said: "Over the years the Bude community has shown they are avid gardeners, and we thank them and our employees for helping to create a loyal community of customers. I believe there will be even more products and experiences in store for them as result of joining The Garden Centre Group."

Source : Matthew Appleby - Horticulture Week

27 March 2014
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