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Easter records broken at garden centres across the country
Will Easter break sales records at garden centres?
Sales up 72% YOY at Primeur following GIMA and Glee award wins
Plant sales bounce back thanks to bedding plants
Wyevale Garden Centres announces changes to Loyalty Scheme
Flowers for the Pope depart from Keukenhof
Great British Card Company’s fund-raising for Greenfingers
Matthew three-wheels around Bents
DCF funds Studentship to tackle Agapanthus pest
Work starts on Europe’s largest living wall installation
Students to prosper from the sales of Begonia ‘Sweet Spice Bounty’
Squire's partners with Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care
Date confirmed for GIMA Buyer Connect
Bumblebees benefit from Johnsons Seeds donation
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Baytree of Hilgay
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Hillier Botley
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Forest Lodge
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Blue Diamond Bicester Avenue
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Garden products sales still out in the cold
NedFox continues to expand in the UK
Will there be enough growing media to cope with demand?
Harriet joins Wyevale Nurseries as Sales Trainee
Wild Bird Care sales up on last year
Perennial team grows with new corporate partnerships role
Bumper week for veg plant sales
Paul Stone appointed as new Head of Horticulture at Eden
The best of last week's
Did you get the centres sold to Dobbies correct?
Blue Diamond celebrate the refurbishment of Bicester Avenue
Garden industry warned to watch out for email scam
Taylors celebrate 100 years with Daffodil Day
GTN secures new Glee Official Media Partnership agreement
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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Did you get the centres sold to Dobbies correct?

As the announcement came out on Wednesday about the 31 Wyevale Centres sold to Dobbies, the GTN team were checking their list to update the ones still to be sold and it's a good job we didn't print our speculation as to which ones Dobbies would be snapping up.  We'd have only go 60%!  How did you do?


Now after the biggest single deal of the Wyevale "Sale of the Century" there are 59 still to be sold ranging from Tunbridge Wells at £5 million to Wimborne at £200,000.  


We saw reported in the financial press that the Dobbies deal may have been worth £135m which means there may be some bulk discounts on offer as the "Offers based on" price as listed by Christie & Co for the 31 centres totalled £163m.


At the "Offers based on" price Terra Firma have now achieved sales of £357 million for their investors in the TFCPIII fund.  That's just £3 million short of the deal when they bought Wyevale Garden Centres back in 2012.


The big question now is what will happen to the remaining centres, listed below.  Do let us know your views on the future of Wyevale Garden Centres, e-mail:


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