Hillier to open £3m Eastbourne garden centre

Hillier Garden Centres' new £3m centre will open at Eastbourne on February 11 at the A27 site Glyndley Nurseries occupied until a decade ago.

Business development manager Tim Mason is leading the project for the 14-centre group.

The shop has a 2,000sqm indoor retail area, 112-cover coffee shop and plant area with cafe 80 seats.

Concessions include Cotton Traders and a Pavers shoe shop as well as Oasis Windows, Neptune Spas and Fishy Business aquatics.

Turnover is expected to rise by 40 per cent to £2.1m in the first year.

Hillier has owned the site form 10 years and demolished the centre last year to build a new one. Architect was Plum, structures came from Newspan and groundwork was by Seasons Landscapes. 

Mercia Interiors are shop fitting and Mike Hills is doing plant area benching.

Mason said: "If this makes a big difference to turnover at Eastbourne this high-quality retail environment we'd look to do elsewhere."

The site was previously a nursery and garden centre for more than 60 years.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Business planning - Managing price volatility

Business planning - Managing price volatility

There are options to help you manage the impact of exchange rate fluctuations when buying from abroad, Neville Stein advises.

What have growers and retailers learnt from snowy March?

What have growers and retailers learnt from snowy March?

Growers and retailers have come up with strategies to combat unexpected bad weather after "Beast from the East" snow hit the UK three times in March.



The range of colours and flowering times makes for cheerful and economic displays, Miranda Kimberley reports.

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

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES 2017

See 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


Free to subscribers, the essential guide for professional plant buyers

Download your copy