Capital Gardens have purchased Studley Green Garden Store, near High Wycombe, from Hillview Garden Centres.
High Wycombe-based Studley Green Garden Centre has become the latest acquisition of Capital Gardens, which now consists of a portfolio of four garden centres.
Studley Green was operated by Hillview Garden Centres for four years, and its acquisition forms part of Capital Gardens UK expansion plans. The group, an independent company, also owns and manages sites at Alexandra Palace, Neals Nursery and Woods of Berkhamsted. Plans for the new centre will include Capital Gardens’ winning formula of expert customer service, quality plants and wider product offering, footfall driving events and strong ties with the local community.
A new Centre Manager, Phil Munn, formerly at Wyevale Bicester Avenue will oversee the change including new brands and enhanced plant ranges. All existing staff have been retained and are looking forward to working with Capital Gardens in improving the centre.
Phil says: “Studley Green is a fantastic intimate garden centre and I am looking forward to working with Capital Gardens and my new team to revitalise its offering as a place for gardeners to shop, relax and learn.”
Existing popular franchises will continue their offers including a ‘Doggy Day Care’ and Barking Barbers the ultimate groomers for dogs.
Colin Campbell-Preston (left), Managing Director at Capital Gardens, comments: “We are incredibly excited to have acquired Studley Green as part of our growing portfolio of garden centres across London and the south-east. We are looking forward to implementing our unique business blueprint based on a strong plant offering and putting our signature Capital Garden stamp onto the centre to establish it as a leading garden centre in the local area. We want to keep Studley Green at the heart of the community and look forward to what the future has to hold!”
Boyd J Douglas-Davies (right), CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, added: “Over the last couple of years, we have been refining our model and as we worked through this process it become apparent that the site at Studley Green was not going to be suitable for this model. Whilst it is a superb, traditional centre it also sits outside of our geographical area of operations. Therefore, I am delighted that the team have joined Capital Gardens and confident they will flourish as part of their group”