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Highly respected Plant Shop/Garden Centre business for sale

Derby, Derbyshire

  • Asking Price: £59,995 +SAV
  • Turnover: We are advised as per the 2021 accounts, the business generated a turnover in the region of £101,629. Full financials can be made available upon further request. 

    Please quote reference B06569

  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Please quote reference B06569

Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of The Horticulture Limited, which is a well-established business with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers.

The Horticulture was founded by the current owner approximately 2 years ago and has been a real labour of love for her. The business has flourished under her ownership with many regular and returning customers and turnover increasing significantly each year.

The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only because of the owners need to concentrate on her other business interests She is keen to see her beloved plant and gift shop pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner(s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

The Horticulture is an independent, family run business that prides itself on its products, friendly and relaxed atmosphere and exceptional customer service. The business describes itself as a garden and horticulture shop with character and a great selection of gifts, quality indoor and outdoor plants with a range of grab and go bouquets.

The business houses a carefully curated collection of plants of all sizes including; rare plants, Cactuses, Bonsai Trees, Shade Loving Plants, Trailing Plants, Terrarium Plants, Pet Friendly Plants, Easy Care Plants, Succulents, Air Purifier Plants, Sun Loving Plants etc. The business also sells a range of design-led gifts and home accessories including Baskets and Ceramic pots.

Currently, the shop only indoor and outdoor plants & accessories sales with a turnover of £2,500 - £3,000 weekly. This can easily be increased with flower sales to add on £500/£1,000+ week.

The sale will include the company website (the horticulture.co.uk) Facebook and Instagram pages and all wrapping and packaging materials. The business enjoys great visibility on the internet with some lovely reviews such as;

  • “Fantastic little shop in an amazing location”
  • “The staff are both friendly, knowledgeable and the prices are very good”
  • “We’ve just received a delivery of flowers and plants and it’s made our day!”
Scope to improve - 

  • Advertising and marketing campaign
  • Extend the opening hours
  • Explore online voucher discounters such as Wowcher and Groupon
  • Introduce a customer loyalty scheme
  • Add complimentary retail lines such as greeting cards etc
Reasons to Buy -

  • A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
  • Vendor is happy to offer 4-5 months business support to inexperienced new business owners with 1 day a week 121 guidance.
  • Ideal owner managed or partnership business
  • Perfect opportunity for someone looking for their first foray into self-employment
  • Prime trading position in a lovely location
  • The vendor is happy to maintain the supply of plant stock to the business from their other garden centre business.
Hilton Smythe highly advise early enquiry to avoid disappointment.

This lovely little business is likely to attract considerable interest.

We are advised that the business is owner run and managed, with the help of 1 part-time staff member. 

The business could be open 7 days a week - 10:00 - 17:00. However, the current winter hours are -

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10:00 – 16:00
Wednesday – 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday – 10:00 – 16:00
Friday– 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday – 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday – 10:00 – 16:00


The Horticulture is located in Willington.

Willington is a village and civil parish in South Derbyshire with a population of 2,684 at the 2011 census.

Willington is on the River Trent about 6 miles southwest of Derby and about 5 miles northeast of Burton upon Trent.

The business is located at Mercia Marina which opened in 2008 in the 24 acre Willington Lake. It is surrounded by another 59 acres of countryside for dog walking fields, a wildlife lake and holiday home development. In building the marina , twelve islands were added to the natural contours of the lake thus creating a green oasis for people and wildlife alike.

Mercia Marina is Derbyshire’s largest waterside marina attraction, shopping and holiday destination with more than 20 businesses, 11 shops, 2 restaurants, 2 coffee houses, clothing shops, furniture stores, jewellery shops and an art gallery along with other eclectic retailers.

The Horticulture is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. The business has a pleasing upmarket feel and sits alongside the other complimentary businesses in the development thus benefiting from high levels of footfall and passing trade.

There is a large car park for visitors to the marina offering free parking.

The business occupies generous premises (in excess of 80 Sq.M) with high ceilings and is beautifully presented and fastidiously maintained with a large retail area, a good sized packaging room, office, kitchen and WC.

All fixtures and fittings such as shelving units, display stands, counter, EPOS till system, CCTV, website and domain with web shop (including training), Facebook and Instagram accounts with 3000+ followers are included in the sale making this a real Turnkey business opportunity.

Tenure
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with the current 3 year lease due to expire in 2022. The rent is £2,000 per month. We are also advised that they have £0 rates payable. 

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