Dobbies has announced the acquisition of Johnsons Garden Centre located in Boston, Lincolnshire. This takes the total number of Dobbies stores to 71.
Andrew Bracey, chairman of Dobbies, said: “We are very pleased to acquire Johnsons, it reflects our continuing ambition to grow Dobbies having more than doubled the business since we acquired it in 2016.”
Graeme Jenkins, CEO of Dobbies, said: “We are delighted to welcome the team at Boston to Dobbies and over the coming weeks we will be investing in the store to bring it in line with our format. This acquisition comes shortly after the opening of our second little dobbies store in Bristol and we look forward to announcing more new stores in the near future.”
David Isaac, managing director of Johnsons Garden Centre, said: “I am delighted that Dobbies Garden Centres will be taking over Johnsons, bringing with them a wealth of experience in garden centre retailing. They will undoubtedly take the business to the next level. I wish everyone prosperity and happiness as the new owners make their mark and continue to nurture garden centre retailing in the area.”
Johnsons Garden Centre will close to the public from Monday 19 April and will re-open on Friday 30 April.