June 2013: Gilbert Evans advised Summerseat Garden Centre Ltd. on its acquisition of Stephen H. Smith’s Garden & Leisure Bolton branch located at Radcliffe Moor Road, Bradley Fold. The 1.67 hectares purpose-built garden centre includes a Hattie’s Restaurant and an Edinburgh Woollen Mill concession.

Summerseat Garden Centre Ltd. owner, John Ainscow, explained: “We have always admired Stephen H. Smith’s Bolton garden centre and when it came on the market, we knew it would present us with a great opportunity for expansion.”

Mike Gilbert, partner at Gilbert Evans, added: “Demand for garden centres across the country continues, especially for centres like this that are well located with a strong customer base and excellent staff.”

Chris Smith, partner at Stephen H. Smith Garden & Leisure continued: “We have owned the garden centre for many years and are confident that Summerseat Garden Centre Ltd. is the right company to pick up the reins and further build on the centre’s success to date.”