Wyevale Garden Centres has brought Armitage?s Home & Garden Centre.
The Huddersfield based centre was owned by managing director William Armitage and his parents as part of a 173-year-old family business.
Armitage, who is currently chairman of GCA said: ?It has not been an easy decision, and certainly not one we have taken lightly.
?The sale will enable my parents to fully retire and enable me to pursue my other interests while focusing more on my GCA Chairmanship.
?I have no intention on turning my back on the industry and will be spending my time looking for and investigating further opportunities within the industry that has supported me and enabled our business to flourish over the past 173 years.
?I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those suppliers and members of staff who have been part of our amazing journey and I hope our paths will cross again soon.?