Business for sale in United Kingdom – South West – England – Ah130-freehold wholesale & retail horticultural nursery for sale

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Business for sale in United Kingdom - Ah130-freehold wholesale & retail horticultural nursery for sale

Asking Price: 1,600,000 £ Real Estate: Ownership
Sales Revenue: 855,000 £
Net Profit: 1 £
Year Established: 1960
Employees: 8FT, 4PT
# of family members employed: Not Disclosed
Location criteria:
United Kingdom/England/South West

Business types:

Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting

Business categories:


Business description

this established horticultural nursery specialises in growing quality young plant shrubs, climbers, perennials and grasses on two sites, selling to wholesale nurseries, retail outlets and councils throughout the uk and europe. Seeds and cuttings are propagated through to 9cm pots. The plants are grown for another 4 -18 months and are then sold to wholesale clients who grow them for another 5-52 weeks before being sold into the retail garden centre market, or direct planting. All growing is done under glass and plastic so it’s not weather dependent. The business has a bore hole so water supply is abundant. All growing tunnels and glasshouses have computer controlled water irrigation. Clients are based all over the uk and europe. Custom has been generated by word of mouth, reputation and from attending wholesale trade-shows each year. This specialist nursery was founded in the early 60’s and is well established in the trade. The current owner is second generation and has grown the business to become a leading supplier to the market. Their unique selling proposition is their quality and extensive range of plants. They also contract grow orders for customers that require a special size plant or rooted cutting. The business is constantly approached by breeders offering new varieties of plants. The most interesting plants are taken on for trials, after, if successful, they are then offered for sale, in return the breeder receives a fee or royalty on the sale of each plant as agreed in the licence.

Additional information

Additional information: Not Disclosed
Support & training: The vendor is happy to provide support and training to the new owner for a period of time to be negotiated prior to the sale.
Reasons for selling: Retirement
Financing available: Not Disclosed
Inventory / Stock value: Not Disclosed

Real Estate

Ownership: yes
Will owner sell real estate?: yes
Included in asking price?: yes
Value: 0 £
Location: The nursery is set in a delightful and sought after location in Devon on a large circa 10 acre site with a second circa 1.75 acre site 100 yards down the road. Both sites are freehold, the bungalow has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility, large kitchen/dinner, large lounge. The flat is a residential three bedroom upstairs flat in the building on the smaller site, it is rented out on a permanent basis (£550pm) to a residential tenant and the down stairs is used to house the business’ foreign workers. The sites consist mainly of glass houses, modern growing tunnels that mostly have automated irrigation and warehouses. There is a modern, mechanised and computerised propagation glasshouse, with capacity to propagate up to three million seeds and cuttings. Recently upgraded office computer hardware and software. There is still unused land suitable for expanding the production or retail area’s.

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