Woodbridge Wyevale Garden Centre to become Dobbies
PUBLISHED: 10:43 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 08:35 26 October 2018
A garden centre in Woodbridge is set to change hands as part of a major sale by its owners.
The Wyevale Garden Centre on Grundisburgh Road is one of five sites to be sold to rival garden centre chain Dobbies.
The Woodbridge store along with Gloucester, Heighley Gate, Huntingdon and Woodlands will all be changing hands in the next few weeks.
Roger Mclaughlan, chief executive of Wyevale Garden Centres said: “We are pleased to have agreed the sale of five of our largest centres to Dobbies, one of the UK’s biggest and most experienced garden centre operators. We would like to thank our great colleagues at these centres, who have been central to our turnaround in the past few years and wish them well for the next stage of their growth and development under Dobbies’ ownership.”
Graeme Jenkins, chief executive officer of Dobbies Garden Centres, said: “The acquisition of these five centres is in line with our strategic growth plan for Dobbies. We are looking forward to welcoming our new team members and to working with them to develop the centres over the years to come.”
The sale of the centres is expected to be completed in late October with the centres reopening as Dobbies soon after.
A spokesperson for Dobbies Garden Centres added: “We are working with Wyevale Garden Centres to ensure that there is a smooth transition and minimal disruption at all five centres during the sale process. We will honour existing Garden Club vouchers at these centres from our planned opening day of Saturday 3 November and will be operating the existing concessions as normal. We look forward to welcoming customers into their new Dobbies stores.”
“We will not be accepting Wyevale Garden Centres gift cards, however, customers are able to spend them in centre until 31 October 2018 or at another Wyevale Garden Centre of their choice.”