From small beginnings in a single greenhouse at Kirkintilloch back in the 1980's, Bob and Dorothy Gault laid down the roots of what has grown into Klondyke Garden Centres; a completely family owned, independent group of garden centres.
Having bought a struggling garden centre site from which to run their camping supplies company, the couple's green fingered skills and vision came to the forefront and the garden centre began to flourish. From this single centre, Klondyke now operates 22 garden centres throughout Scotland, Northern England and Wales.
The five Scottish based centres trade as Klondyke Garden Centres, with the 17 garden centres in England and Wales operating under the name of Strikes Garden Centres; following a merger with another family run garden centre group, William Strike Ltd in 1996.
Bob and Dorothy have been involved with all the changes over the years and steered the company every step of the way; from that first small site to their £5 million, 20 acre flagship centre at Carlisle.
Sadly Bob Gault passed away in February 2011 after a long illness, which he bravely battled.
Bob and Dorothy's aim for the company was to be seen as ‘every gardener's garden centre' and today, that message is still as strong. Time may move on but Klondyke's commitment to sound advice and keen pricing remains the same. There are strong family ties throughout the company and a number of the staff have over 30 years of service and experience. The company prides itself on its commitment to quality, choice, customer care and satisfaction. Having started off modestly, Klondyke is aware of the importance of continuity of service to its customers.