Garden Centre Property Advice

As the agents who created an avalanche of market activity during the sale of Wyevale Garden Centres, we have an unrivalled knowledge of the garden centre market. We are talking to operators of every size across the UK and we can bring our tried and tested expertise to your advantage.

Contact Us: 

Tom GlanvillSteve Rodell MRICS
Director - RetailManaging Director Retail 
T: 07526 176 391T: 020 7227 0759
E: tom.glanvill@christie.comE:

Andy BirnieMark Lavery
Director – Garden Centres NorthAssociate Director – Garden Centres Scotland
T: 07734 553 272T: 07526 175 850
E: andrew.birnie@christie.comE:

Selling      |      Buying      |      Valuation      |      Consultancy

Selling Garden Centres

We became best known in the garden centre industry for marketing and selling 145 Wyevale Garden Centres with an aggregate guide price of £444 million. We did this by implementing a professional and carefully designed marketing campaign tailored to the client’s needs.  This ignited interest in the horticulture sector and beyond in the finance and real estate sectors.  Our campaign reached over 60,000 people and created an avalanche of activity, resulting in 52 separate transactions over an 18 month period.

If you are considering selling a gardening business, please contact us and we will share our insight and show you how we can bring the levels of interest generated from this project to maximise your position.

Buying a Garden Centre

We transact operational property day in day out, so we know the pitfalls and are skilled negotiators.  Clients want to know their approach is taken seriously by presenting it through a reputable company like Christie & Co.

Anyone can sell their business to the obvious buyers, but are you achieving the best value?  There are less obvious suitors who may have specific requirements who want to use our knowledge and contacts to make an ‘off market’ approach.  

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, call us to discuss bespoke requirements and acquisition support services. Let our market knowledge work for you.

Garden Centre Valuations

We have an established pedigree in the formal valuation of garden centres for loan security (or bank) purposes having valued many of them – including some well-known ones – before we dealt with the sale of Wyevale Garden Centres.

The foundation of a robust and professionally prepared valuation is a good database of comparable transactional evidence. Having sold more garden centres and dealt with more buyers in the market than any other advisor, we are confident that no one else has the same depth of market knowledge as Christie & Co.

You can be confident that for whatever reason you / your advisors may need a ‘Red Book’ valuation, our RICS accreditation and bank panel valuer status will underpin your decision to appoint us.

Garden Centre Consultancy

We gain our experience and insight into businesses like yours through advising literally thousands of stakeholders every year.  So, if you want to benchmark your business against the rest of the market, let us see if we can help you.

Our Other Services

Finance – our sister company Christie Finance are a commercial mortgage broker with access to the whole lending market. Ask them for a no obligation review to determine whether they can find you financing with a lower rate or better terms.

Insurance – if your renewal date is coming up, why not speak to Christie Insurance to see if they can find you a better deal?

Stock Taking – combining a proven history of stock-taking effectiveness with the latest technological developments, Orridge are well equipped to undertake complex retail stock takes on a cost-effective basis.

Building Surveys – do you need a clear, insightful report on the condition of a property or group of properties? Speak to the experts at Pinders.

Electronic Event Ticketing – if you run events at your garden centre, streamline operations and improve your guest’s experience with help from Vennersys.

How do we start a conversation?

Steve Rodell MRICS
Managing Director Retail
T: 020 7227 0759

Tom Glanvill
Associate Director - Retail
T: 07526 176 391