Dobbies previews eco garden centre at Cocker's Roses site in Aberdeen

The new £11.6m Dobbies Garden World, Aberdeen, opens for previews at the Cocker's Roses site at Lang Stracht today.

The 5,000sqm garden centre will replace the existing Dobbies store near Hazelhead Park. 

Dobbies say the new centre is the most environmentally-friendly garden centre in Scotland and will be a blueprint for its future garden centres.

The Tesco-owned group's centre will feature a farm foodhall specialising in locally-sourced produce, as well as a 500-seat restaurant. 

Rose breeder Cocker's nearby garden centre will close and many of its staff will transfer to Dobbies. Seventy new posts have been created. The centre will employ 120 people. The new centre will feature a rose demonstration garden designed by Cockers.
Cockers will continue their rose business, concentrating on mail order and the rose breeding side of their operation. 

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

Next year is Fleuroselect year of the chilli pepper and Thompson & Morgan and Mr Fothergill's have ranges around the hot vegetable, with a new way of promoting sales.

Garden centre building: what's going up?

Garden centre building: what's going up?

After a lull in new builds, 2018 could see a slight resurgence in garden centres being erected.

Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Thompson & Morgan is refocusing on the garden centre seed market, hoping to win back business from Mr Fothergill's, which has expanded during T&M's long sale process.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES

Our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

Garden Centre Prices

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world

Read more Peter Seabrook articles

Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation

Read latest articles