Wyevale Garden Centres acquires 150th garden centre

Wyevale Garden Centres today confirmed it has acquired Sidmouth Garden Centre, based in Stowford, Devon.

Sidmouth Garden Centre acquired by Wyevale Garden Centres. Image: Supplied
Sidmouth Garden Centre acquired by Wyevale Garden Centres. Image: Supplied

Sidmouth is currently privately owned by Ian Barlow and has a total internal floor space of 14,558 square feet, including approximately 2,854 square feet that currently hosts an award winning restaurant. The garden centre will complement Wyevale's existing offer in the region and brings the total owned by Wyevale to 150 centres.

Kevin Bradshaw, chief executive of Wyevale Garden Centres, said: "We are delighted to welcome Sidmouth Garden Centre to our group. The garden centre has a wonderful reputation for its commitment to exceptional customer service and provides an exceptional variety of plants alongside garden and gift products to its growing customer base.

"The award winning garden centre is widely loved by its loyal customers and we are happy to welcome the centre's knowledgeable staff to our group. Sidmouth is an ideal acquisition as it supports our strategy to grow our business by acquiring exceptionally high-quality garden centres."

Ian Barlow, owner of Sidmouth Garden Centre said: "Wyevale Garden Centres shares our vision of providing fantastic customer service and a well-rounded product offering to our customers. WGC's ethos and values reflect our own and we believe that Sidmouth Garden Centres will continue to provide exceptional services and products to our loyal customers. We are confident that the group will maintain and enhance our award winning offer and benefit from the knowledge and skills of our valued staff."

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