Wyevale acquires Crowders garden centre

by | Jan 28, 2016 | News | 0 comments

Wyevale Garden Centres has announced that it has acquired Crowders Garden Centre, based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire. Following the acquisition, Wyevale?s estate will consist of 153 centres.

Crowders Garden Centre is a privately owned, well established horticultural business that has developed a long-standing reputation for excellence in garden retailing, and has served its customers since 1983. It also has the unique and much-loved Redwood caf? and restaurant, a community favourite offering a range of local and seasonal fresh produce as well as afternoon tea and freshly brewed coffee.

Kevin Bradshaw, Chief Executive of Wyevale Garden Centres, said: ?I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all our new colleagues at Crowders Garden Centre. I would like to take this opportunity to emphasise that, moving forward, it is very much business as usual at Crowders.

?The Crowder family has been serving the community since 1798, and so we plan to work closely with the team and the Horncastle community to decide how best to preserve the business? unparalleled history.?

He continued: ?We are thrilled that centre manager, Ken Dawson, and the team will be staying on and are committed to helping us map out the centre?s future. This acquisition fits well within our aims at WGC. It will help strengthen our national presence and build upon our commitment to providing the ?very best of local and national? in garden centre retailing.?

more latest news ➡

GIMA awards 2023

Just four weeks until the GIMA Awards 2023

The garden retail sector is abuzz as the GIMA Awards are set to return in just four weeks!  Taking place at the Celtic Manor resort in Newport, South Wales, the event will once again be a hotbed of celebration and networking, with 17 coveted awards up for grabs. ...

QR Code use in retail

The Rise of the QR Code 

From occasional use to becoming part of our daily lives over the last two years, the QR could continue to prove useful to retailers. For some companies, the pandemic was arguably a gamechanger. A number of technologies which had previously been overlooked then shot...

Otley GC invests in renewable energy

Otley garden centre invests in renewable energy

A garden centre in Otley has recently installed a 227-panel solar array. The array, at Otley Garden Centre (formerly Stephen H Smith's and now part of the Yorkshire Garden Centres group) will save 91,715kWh of energy and will reduce the carbon footprint of the...

CGI for garden retailers

Can a garden centre grow with the help of CGI?

Alexandre de Vigan, CEO of Nfinite believes CGI is an opportunity for garden retailers. When it comes to online retailing, garden centres have a distinct set of priorities and requirements than many other industries. Imagery is essential, but so is context.   When...

Read GCR's latest edition!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word


Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This