News - November 2018

Dobbies Garden Centres Acquisition of Woodcote Green
 
We are really excited to announce that Dobbies Garden Centres have acquired Woodcote Green Garden Centre. Our centre is open as usual and we remain as committed to welcoming you and delivering great customer service.
 
Press Release:
 
Wyevale Garden Centres (‘WGC’), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, announces the sale of its Woodcote Green Garden Centre to Dobbies Garden Centres. Woodcote Green is the third largest garden centre in the UK market.
 
Located in South London, the centre was bought by WGC in 2016 and run as a stand-alone entity within the Wyevale Group and Dobbies will continue this strategy with the Woodcote Green brand for the foreseeable future.
 
Roger Mclaughlan, Chief Executive of WGC, said: “We are pleased to have agreed the sale of Woodcote Green to Dobbies, one of the UK’s biggest and most experienced garden centre operators. We would like to thank our great colleagues at this centre, who have made a huge contribution to the business, 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 Woodcote Green represents another step in our growth plan and expands our footprint in the South of England.
“There is a great team at Woodcote Green who have succeeded in creating one of the UK’s best garden centres and we very much look forward to welcoming them to the Dobbies’ family.”
 
The sale was completed on November 1st 2018 and will bring Dobbies Garden Centres’ estate to 40 centres across the UK. Woodcote Green will become the largest garden centre in the Dobbies Group.