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‘Closing down’ signs appear outside garden centres


‘Closing down’ signs have appeared outside garden centres in the beleaguered Home & Garden Group, which went into administration last month.


Newspaper reports claim that the signs have appeared outside at least two of the group nine centres – Plowmans in Bournemouth and Floralands in Nottingham.


The sale of the garden centres is being handled by Quinton Edwards, and Simon Quinton Smith told GTN Xtra: “We are looking for a quick sale because of the time of year. Interested parties should contact me quickly.”


Simon can be contacted by email


The Home & Garden Group consists of the following centres:

  • Rutland Garden Centre, Oakham
  • Leighton Buzzard Garden Centre, Bedfordshire
  • Willington Home and Garden
  • Ise Garden Centre, Kettering
  • Stansted Park Garden Centre, Rowlands Castle
  • David's Nurseries, Worcester
  • Shopwhyke Garden Centre, Chichester
  • Plowmans Garden Centre, Bournemouth
  • Floralands Garden Centre, Nottingham

According to the Bournemouth Echo, Vic Plowman, who owns Plowmans Garden Centre in Christchurch Road, has said he wouldn’t allow the centre to close down completely.


"I agreed to lease Plowmans to Home and Garden, which has gone into administration,” he told the newspaper.


"As it stands, the company will continue to run Plowmans until someone is found to take over the lease. If that doesn't happen, I will keep it open myself."


Adam Harris, joint administrator from Mazar, said: “The unexpected, severe weather conditions at the beginning of 2018 have materially impacted the group’s cash flow.


“Home and Garden is a well-established business with historically strong margins, and would represent a good opportunity for interested parties.


 “A sale would preserve jobs and provide the best outcome for stakeholders and creditors, and I welcome all enquiries.”


Offers are being invited from interested parties to acquire the business either as single acquisitions or multiple sites.


The full Plowmans story can be read on the Bournemouth Echo website. Click here

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