Simon Quinton Smith

Simon Quinton Smith is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has been the leading specialist in the Garden Centre & Horticultural industry for over 30 years. He is an RICS registered valuer and business valuer. He is also a specialist panel valuer for horticulture and garden centres to the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Plc. and to most other lending financial institutions.

He is an accredited Expert Witness in his field and is regularly instructed to provide expert advice to the courts.

Simon was the Managing Director of The Q Garden Company running four garden centres for a period time and thus, have a far deeper understanding of the trading business of garden centres than most other chartered surveyors.

In-depth knowledge of the garden centre market.

Simon Quinton Smith wrote the chapter “How to Value Garden Centres” for the Second Edition of the “Law and Valuation of Leisure Property”, published by the Estates Gazette.

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  • Associate Member of the Garden Centre Association
  • Associate Member of the Horticultural Trades Association
  • Member of the Institute of Horticulture
  • Associate Member of FARMA

Firm Overview:

Quinton Edwards is a leading firm of independent Chartered Surveyors who offer expert property advice to the Garden Centre & Horticultural industry throughout the United Kingdom, Ireland and into Europe.

Our areas of expertise include the sale, letting, valuation, acquisition, rent review, lease renewal (landlord & tenant) for garden centres, plant centres, retail nurseries, wholesale nurseries, salad nurseries, mushroom farms, aquatic centres, farm shops and other horticultural related businesses.