1/10/2023 | Retail

Long-established Swalwell garden centre and nursery sold

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce the sale of Oaklands Garden Centre, Nursery & Farm Shop in Swalwell, Blaydon-on-Tyne.


Tucked away on a 4.5-acre site within cobbled countryside walls, along a busy A694 trunk road from Swalwell to Winlaton, Oaklands is a long-standing hidden gem of Swalwell. The established garden centre has been trading to both the public and wholesalers for the past 3 years under the ownership of Mr. Craggs. Oaklands came to the market as he is looking to focus on other interests.

The business benefits from year-round trade, with a seasonal boost from pumpkin and Christmas tree sales and has undergone an extension to the storage and sales areas, including adding a new shop area.

Oaklands Garden Centre has been purchased by Alex Joines and Laura Baker, who plan to develop the business further.

Andrew Birnie, Director at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “This business attracted interest from operators in the sector, and from other industries keen to try a new sector.  They saw it as a sustainable business and as there are excellent well-trained staff included, we had multiple offers and continued to receive interest whilst the sale was going through the legal process.”

Oaklands Garden Centre, Nursery & Farm Shop was sold for an undisclosed price.

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:

Andrew Birnie, Retail Director-North

M: +44 7734 553 272

E: andrew.birnie@christie.com   

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