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Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of five of its largest garden centres to Dobbies Garden Centres
Gardman up for sale
Visit Daro this October to preview 2019 Indoor and Outdoor rattan collections
September sales just above average
Outstanding year for Job done - delivered growth as promised!
Change of ownership but business as usual for Bransford Webbs
GCA Trust sponsored delegates return from ‘inspirational’ IGCA Congress in Czech Republic
Formby nursery is blazing a trail in pot recycling
Cultivation Street's top community gardening ambassador is from Dobbies Milton Keynes
30k Sun giveaway heralds launch of FloPro classic hose reel
Family bereavment inspires £30k Dobbies defibrillator project
Continuing 'portable' garden trend set to benefit plant sales
Wildlife World generates record 60% rise in new enquiries
Kent & Stowe Dig for Victory gifts catch the eye for Christmas
Stewarts teams say goodbye hair...and hello to £5,500 for cancer charity
Jacksons 'boutique' Garden Centre celebrates 50 years
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Wild Bird Care sales see welcome increase
Zest 4 Leisure staff to take on Chester Marathon
Cyclamen sales surge ahead
Half pot sales very popular
Save the date for Perennial’s 180th anniversary party
Record September for growing media
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Rosebourne Aldermaston opens - GTN Xtra photo tour
When Wyevale Sudbury became Perrywood: the work behind the takeover
St Johns buy Wyevale Ashford Barnstaple
Former Gardman and Solus chief takes helm for new owners at Primrose
UK’s first recyclable pots arrive at Hillier Nurseries
Perrywood fined £104,000
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Rosebourne Aldermaston opens - GTN Xtra photo tour

The second Rosebourne opened this weekend and GTN Xtra joined the invited local VIP's and press to a preview day on Thursday to bring you our photo tour of the new centre.


The management team behind this latest opening are (L-R above) Jon Kitching, Salim Sajid, Centre Manager Dan Adams, Neville Prest and Val Kempster.  


Rosebourne Aldermaston has been developed on the site of White Towers Nursery, which had been there for 26 years previously, using EIS funding.  The same model used by Rosebourne for Weyhill and also being used by Carol Paris’ Somerton business.


Carol Paris is joining the Rosebourne team temporarily to help with the integration of Wyevale Solihull into the Rosebourne group.  Solihull, a former Blooms of Bressingham centre, hence very well known to Jon Kitching, is a leasehold site and that purchase has been financed via bank lending.


As you'll see from our photo tour below, Rosebourne Aldermaston follows the successful template of Weyhill Andover very closely, with just a few differences: 

  • A local butcher, based in Tatcham.
  • Rosebourne are doing the deli themselves. 
  • Planteria double the size.
  • Restaurant not so long and narrow to reduce the distance and time from the pass to the table.


In the waitress served restaurant servers use Corby + Fellas mobile systems to take orders, print bills and take payments direct at the table without having to go back to any till point.


Rosebourne Aldermaston key facts:

  • 5,000 sq m
  • 220 main car parking spaces + 60 in overflow
  • Retail food sales 20% of turnover, catering 25%
  • Bigger planteria than at Andover – double the size
  • 23 retail food freezers
  • 200 covers in waitress served restaurant
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