Monmouthshire garden centre with cafe changes hands

A garden centre, shop and cafe - plus a five-bed house - near Monmouth, South Wales, has been sold via Christie & Co.

Owned and operated by the Wright family since 1971, Millbrook Garden Centre is renowned for its superb horticultural offering and has thrived in recent years, benefiting from the recent upsurge in gardening as a result of the pandemic.

After launching to the market through Christie & Co in late 2021, the site received offers from seven interested parties, only one of which was an existing garden centre owner.

The strong level of interest reflects the huge potential for the large seven-acre site, which features several historic buildings, including a former mill that has been converted into a large five-bed house, along with a detached cafe and substantial dedicated retail area.

Tom Glanvill, Retail Associate Director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, said, “This transaction marks the 27th garden centre that Christie & Co has sold across England’s South West and Wales in the last five years.

'The new owners, Mr and Mrs Powell have exciting plans to invest in the site and help it realise its potential and I’m sure they will make a huge success of the business.”