Fryer's garden centre sells business to Blue Diamond

Knutsford- based Fryer’s Garden Centre has completed a deal to sell the family-owned garden centre and award-winning rose growing business to Blue Diamond Garden Centres of Guernsey.

The 86,000 sq ft centre is located on a 19.5 acre site and was acquired for £2.7million.

Gilbert Evans partner and head of garden centres Mike Gilbert who acted on behalf of Fryer’s said:

"Fryer’s Garden Centre represents a great opportunity for Blue Diamond to redevelop and further expand an already successful business and to optimise the heritage of the worldwide renowned Fryer’s Roses brand."

Fryer’s Garden Centre managing director Gareth Fryer said:

"We started looking at succession planning and I wanted to find the right partner to take over our family firm. Mike Gilbert and David Bushell guided us through the process, expertly matching us with a company who shared our values and quality of service. Blue Diamond’s reputation for quality made them a natural choice."


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