Wyevale Garden Centres, which recently rebranded from The Garden Centre Group, today announced it has agreed to acquire Moreton Park Garden Centre from Shropshire Leisure Group.
Located in Chirk, Wrexham along the English-Welsh border, the 70,000 square foot centre will complement the company?s existing coverage in the region and bring the size of the WGC estate to 141 centres.
Kevin Bradshaw, Chief Executive of Wyevale Garden Centres, said: ?Moreton Park has an excellent reputation as a stand-out garden centre in the region. Known for its unique location, excellent plants and products and appeal to gardeners of all abilities, the centre is an ideal fit within our estate and we look forward to welcoming its customers and employees to our business.?
Shropshire Leisure Group, which is backed by Rcapital, says it is delighted that Wyevale Garden Centres has acquired Moreton Park. SLG will now concentrate on its hotels and pub, which are also located in Chirk ? The Lion Quays Hotel & Spa, Moreton Park Hotel and the Lord Moreton Pub.
Wyevale Garden Centres is the nation?s largest group of garden centres, with 141 centres across the UK and employs more than 5,200 staff. Its own garden loyalty club, The Gardening Club, has more than 2.5 million members. For more information visitwww.wyevalegardencentres.co.uk?
The company’s brand change to Wyevale Garden Centres will be implemented at the corporate level in mid-October 2014 with rollout complete to all centres by February 2015. Moreton Park Garden Centre will adopt the national umbrella brand and will become known as Moreton Park, a Wyevale Garden Centre.