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Wyevale Sale Summary: Who Owns Which Centre?

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Following the news that Wyevale has sold its last remaining garden centres, GardenForum has compiled a list of the 145 centres, their new owners and the combined asking price, where available.

British Garden Centres has taken 37 Wyevale sites with a combined asking price of £39m. Two additional sites, Enfield and Windsor, that will be run on behalf of developers who have bought the sites.

Dobbies has acquired 37 with a combined asking price of £231m.

Blue Diamond has acquired 16 with an asking price of £50m.

Ten have been sold to developers including the two to be operated by British Garden Centres.

Five have been sold to Hillier and four to In Excess.

Three, including Elm Court, are being returned to the Landlord.

Blackbrooks, Cherry Lane, Maidenhead Aquatics and Otter have bought two centres each.

Here is a full list of the purchasers and the sites they will have acquired once all transactions are complete:

AWBS - Oxford

Blackbrooks – Hastings; Lower Dicker GC

Blue Diamond – Bicester; Bridgemere; Cadbury; Canterbury Chartham; Cardiff; Endsleigh; Hereford; Lower Morden; Melbicks; Percy Throwers; Rake; Sander's at Brent Knoll; Tunbridge Wells; Waterside, Nailsworth; Weybridge, Crockford Bridge; Worcester

British Garden Centres – Albrighton; Birchencliffe; Blooms of B; Bold Heath; Bolton; Bournville; Braintree; Brockworth; Carmarthen; Carr Gate; Chilton; Chipperfield; Coventry; Crawley; Gardenlands; Harrow; Hemel Hempstead; Hitchin; Horncastle Lincolnshire; Lewes; Leyland; Louth; Ongar; Osterley; Paddock Wood; Playhatch; Pulborough; Ramsgate; Sprowston; Stanway; Stevenage; Tarporley; Tring; Upminster; Wimborne; Winnersh; Wolseley Bridge 

British GC / Developer - Enfield 

British GC / Wates - Windsor 

Capital Gardens - Sherfield on Lodden

Cherry Lane - Barnet Hill; Podington

Cobbins Nursery - Worthing Ferring

Coolings Garden Centres - Wych Cross

Developer – Aldridge; Binfield; Chichester; Codicote; Keynsham; Seven Hills; Shirley; WOPAL / Timperley

Dobbies – Altrincham; Andover; Beaconsfield; Blooms Rugby; Brighton; Bury St Edmunds; Cadnam; Findern; Galton; Gloucester; Gosforth; Hare Hatch; Harlestone Heath; Havant; Heighley Gate; Hungerford; Huntingdon; Keston; Lelant; Marple; Moreton Park; Northampton; Pennine; Peter Barratt's; Poppleton; Rowena; Royston Hertfordshire; Shenstone; Stratford-Upon-Avon; Swansea; Swindon; Telford Shropshire; Thornbury; Woodbridge Suffolk; Woodcote Green; Woodlands; World's End, Aylesbury

English Salvage - Hereford

Grovewell - Ham Street

Higgins Landscape and GC - Wellingborough

Hillier – Cheddar; Dorking; John Brown GC; Lechlade; Marlow

Homeleigh - Bude

In Excess – Fairoak; Ferndown; Salisbury; Salisbury

Kings Garden & Leisure - Sidmouth

Longacres – Springfield

Maidenhead Acquatics – Par; Dummer GC

Martin Davies - Raglan GC

MBO - Findon

Original landlord - Purley Way; Swindon Hay Lane

Otter -  Jack's Patch; Taunton

Perrywood Garden Centre - Sudbury

Rochmills Group - Woburn Sands

Rosebourne - Hampton in Arden

Squires - Heathlands

St John's Barnstaple - Ashford

Tates - Old Barn

The Plant Area Limited - Woking

To original landlord - Elm Court

Unsold - To close - Rayleigh

Unsold - To close April 28 - Crowland

Unsold - to close end Sept - Thatcham

Unsold - to close Sep 19 - Potters Bar

Unsold - to close Sep 19 – Syon

Webbs -  Blooms Cheltenham

Source : Reproduced with permission from George Bullivant at GardenForum

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18 September 2019

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