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The Garden Centre Group acquires Brooks Nursery & Garden Centre as its 140th store

Published: 26 March 2014
After 10 acquisitions in 2013, Brooks Nursery & Garden Centre in Bude, Cornwall, becomes TGCG's 140th store and its first acquisition of 2014.
The Garden Centre Group acquires Brooks Nursery & Garden Centre as its 140th store
Last year saw TGCG boost its store numbers by 10 as it acquired seven centres of the Garden & Leisure Group, as well as the Cheddar, Lechdale and Bolton garden centres.

Brooks Nursery & Garden Centre was acquired from Ken and Gill Brooks. The pair said: "Over the years the Bude community has shown they are avid gardeners and we thank them and our employees for helping to create a loyal community of customers. I believe there will be even more products and experiences in store for them as a result of joining The Garden Centre Group."

Chief executive of TGCG, Kevin Bradshaw, said: "We are pleased to continue our growth with the addition of a centre with a strong and loyal customer base and an excellent reputation across a range of gardening-related products. The Brooks centre complements our estate well, and we look forward to offering garden club membership to all our new customers."

TGCG is the UK's largest group of garden centres and this latest acquisition brings the total number of centres it owns to 140.


Published prior to March 2014
By L
The new brooks store is a welcoming and friendly environment. For there new launch I attended today it was a busy yet calm atmosphere with live music and tasty cheap food. The staff/manager welcomed me with a smile and interest. Will definitely be going back.
Published prior to March 2014
By David
We have been customers of Brooks for a number of years and are appalled at the changes. Many of the products we have purchased regularly are no longer available and prices have risen considerably. We miss the friendly staff who we have known for years. I feel that the present regime would do well to reconsider their situation if they want to make the business a success.
On the plus side the changes in the restaurant are an improvement.
Published prior to March 2014
By john
Been using Brooks for many years and staff have been great now all change don't like New staff and shelf s are empty and price have gone sky high from 6.00 now to 10.00 this is a large jump and every things changed cant buy most items like used to so now have to travel further just to buy simple things don't like it and when spoke to many people and they say the same how its changed so much even the drinks have changed just cant afford to shop there for my pets any more you need to drop your prices and get the same items back as before other wise your not going to last also wheres all the old friendly staff gone even the store looks empty now sort it out now

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