Yorkshire Garden Centres adds two more sites

The Bradford-based Yorkshire Garden Centres has announced that it is to operate two more sites in Yorkshire. The Dean's Garden Centre outlets in York and Scarborough will be added to the group, which already has sites in Tong, Tingley, Otley and Bingley in West Yorkshire.

The Dean's business dates back to 1968 when it opened the York store on a four-acre site at Stockton on the Forest. This was followed by the acquisition of the eight-acre Scarborough site in 1986. The business now employs over 100 people and all the roles will transfer with the sale. 

Mark Farnsworth, managing director of Yorkshire Garden Centres, said: “We are grateful to the Dean family for letting us take the business forward, and we intend to continue to use the Dean's name, which has become so well respected over the years. While several members of the family will retire, we are also really pleased that others have agreed to stay on and continue to work in the business.”

Richard Dean, a partner at Dean's Garden Centre, added: "We are pleased our centres are joining the Yorkshire Garden Centre group. We have followed their progress with interest and feel that we have many shared values. We wish the group the very best of luck as they move forward."  

Yorkshire Garden Centres began with the acquisition of Tong Garden Centre in 2015. The group's strategy is to operate destination garden centres with a compelling mix of retail, food and play for all the family.

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