10/5/2022 | Retail

Christie & Co instructed to market excellent Kent garden centre

Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has been appointed to bring to the market The Secret Garden Centre, located on the Quex Park Estate in Birchington, Kent.

The Secret Garden Centre

Established 20 years ago, the garden centre occupies two-acres within a Victorian walled garden, in the heart of the thriving Quex Park Estate, a major tourist attraction in North Kent which draws in large numbers of tourists and visitors throughout the year.

The Secret Garden Centre has grown to be a central attraction on the estate and has a wide range of loyal customers, attracted by its excellent range of plants, many of which are grown onsite, along with the wide range of garden décor and ornaments, pots, and gifts. The garden centre site also includes a shop building and a number of named glasshouses, which each display different products and plants on offer.

The highly profitable business benefits from a favourable lease and provides scope for further expansion, making it an excellent opportunity for existing garden centre operators, as well as new entrants to the sector.

Business owners Liz and Nick comment, “After over 20 enjoyable years here at the Secret Garden Centre it is now time for us to retire. The business is stronger than ever and the estate continues to improve every year, we hope to find new owners who can build on what we have created and to continue to serve our wonderful customers.”

Tom Glanvill, Associate Director – Garden Centres & Retail at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, comments, “This business represents a fantastic opportunity with low overheads, strong margins and a prominent position on this fabulous country estate. The centre is located on the former kitchen garden and has a charm that is hard to find within the increasingly homogenised garden centre market.”

The Secret Garden Centre is on the the market with a guide price of £300,000 plus stock for the goodwill of the business. The lease will be assigned to the new purchaser and the current rent is £6,000 per annum.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive

P: 07721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com  

Contact the agent:

Tom Glanvill, Associate Director – Retail

M: 0 1962 833 803 or E: tom.glanvill@christie.com  

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