Contents of North Lincolnshire garden centre to go under the hammer after closure

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Dec 2018

The contents of a North Lincolnshire garden centre will go up for auction next week after its recent closure.

Nearly 400 items from Melcot Home and Garden Centre in Messingham will be put under the hammer after the centre closed last month.

Many of its consumer goods - including sofas, furniture, chairs, tables and wardrobes - will be available, along with plants, with a number of bargains on offer.

Melcot Home and Garden Centre in Messingham.

Viewing of the items will be available from 10am to 4pm on Monday, December 10 at the centre on Kirton Road.

The timed online auction, which will be conducted by Scunthorpe-based Eddisons CJM, will then end from noon on Tuesday, December 11.

The most valuable items up for auction are two vehicles, a Mercedes Sprinter 313 van and a 319, which have starting bids of £2,400 and £3,000 respectively.

Gardeners will be able to get their hands on items such as bags of compost, garden furniture and decorative ornaments.

The Messingham garden centre closed on November 3.

An auction of the contents of Melcot Home and Garden Centre will be held, with bidding ending from noon on December 11 (Image: Scunthorpe Live)

A statement on its website said: "Following two fantastic years of trading we have made the decision as a family to lease out the business and concentrate on our other professional commitments.

"Sadly due to significant challenges with the current market and recent restrictions placed onto us regarding our retail sales closing while we are on top is the most positive way forward for us as a business."

Many of the items are available at bargain rates - one lot is advertised as a box of mixed garden chemicals with a 'value in excess of £200', but has a starting bid of just £12.

For more information, call 01724 334411 or see

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