3/6/2023 | Retail

Kent garden centre placed under offer within 18 days through Christie & Co

The Secret Garden Centre which is located on the popular Quex Park Estate in Birchington, Kent has been sold by business property agent and garden centre specialist, Christie & Co.


Following a short but exhilarating marketing period, which generated 15 viewings and three offers in the first 18 days, the garden centre was placed under offer. The business has been purchased by a long-standing local customer who wishes to remain private. The intention is to keep the garden centre focused on what it does best, selling good quality plants.

Tom Glanvill, Director – Garden Centres & Retail at Christie & Co, who brokered the sale comments, “This is a charming garden centre that sits in the old walled kitchen garden of a fabulous country estate, with immense historical importance, so I am not surprised that we had the level of interest that we did! I am always grateful for the way that this job allows me to go and meet such a wide range of owners and entrepreneurs and visit the vast array of fabulous garden centres that Britain has to offer. I greatly enjoyed working with the sellers and latterly with the buyer to help pass this special site onto the next custodian.”

The vendors, Liz and Nick comment, “Selling a business is a big deal. You will need advice and support along the way and Christie & Co provided that, alongside a very impressive marketing campaign. Tom was always there when we needed him, through any challenges that arose. He was relentless in his commitment, hard work, practical and sometimes emotional support, which saw us through to the happy completion of our sale. So, for all the reasons above, we would definitely recommend Christie & Co and we wish the new owners the best of luck.”

Commenting on the garden centre market, Tom Glanvill adds, “As we start to enjoy the early signs of spring in our gardens, it would seem that the market for garden centres seems to be springing into life too! We have seen an uptick in buyer activity within the sector in the first few months of 2023 and we’re looking forward to announcing more exciting deals in the coming months.”

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com  

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