Maple Ridge Garden Centre in administration

Maple Ridge Garden Centre, formerly known as Aylings Garden Centre, has gone into administration.

Maple Ridge Garden Centre is in administration. Image: Supplied
Maple Ridge Garden Centre is in administration. Image: Supplied

Alexander Mackie Associates (AMA) has been asked by the joint administrators, Tim Dolder and Trevor Binyon of Opus Restructuring, to find a buyer for the centre and associated buildings.

These include a five-bedroom detached residential house and in total 9.35ha of land located at Trotton in Petersfield, Hampshire.

The garden centre fronts onto the A272 at Trotton and is set within the South Downs National Park, close to affluent population areas and the A3 Motorway.

On-site buildings/structures include glasshouses, twin bay multi-spans, canopies, pergolas, a timber building housing the café along with various other outbuildings. Two concessions are on site: a garden machinery sales and repairs business and a cafe, both on lease.

AMA is looking for offers around £1.9m plus saleable stock at cost valuation. The administrators are hoping to keep the garden centre trading whilst a buyer is found.

New developments had been planned for Maple Ridge including demolishing the existing garden centre buildings and replacing them with a log cabin, but a planning application for the build was denied.

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