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Notcutts Garden Centres Ltd. is a private limited company. The family-owned group operates 18 individual garden centres across England: 12 in the south east and 6 in the north west (formerly part of the NWF Group). Notcutts also owns one of the UK's largest specialist ericaceous nurseries (Waterers) and rose specialists (Mattocks).
Notcutts was founded in Woodbridge, Suffolk, in 1897, and remains a family-owned business. Their first retail garden centre was set up in Woodbridge. Products from Notcutts range from plants to furniture, and most Notcutts stores across England include departments such as Furniture, Planteria, Indoor Plants, Pets and a Restaurant area. The Notcutts stores also have indoor shops which sell household products and other gifts.
Horticulture on the Woodbridge site dates back to 1749, when Thomas Wood purchased the land and started Woods Nursery, which remained in the family for almost 150 years, principally supplying fruit and forestry trees to large country estates and town houses. Ownership eventually came to John Wood, who died without succession in 1897, and the nursery was put up for auction. The nursery was bought by Roger Crompton Notcutt, who had outgrown his first nursery site on Broughton Road, Ipswich.
Notcutts exhibited at horticultural shows including RHS Chelsea, Hampton Court, Gardeners' World Shows and the Suffolk County Show, until 2008. At RHS Chelsea the company won 50 Gold medals.
In August 2007, 110 years after purchasing the nursery business from the estate of John Wood, the Notcutts family decided to sell the business to the management team of the nursery. Notcutts Cambridge was sold to Scotsdales Garden Centre in October 2013. Notcutts acquired Garden Pride Garden Centre in Ditchling in December 2013. In April 2014 the Bagshot centre was closed for redevelopment.
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