If you would like to sell your garden centre or plant nursery business, our experts have years’ of experience in the horticulture trade and a proven track record of directing the sale of multi-million pound, garden centre businesses. The future of garden centres includes the expansion of services, from selling plants and sharing a meticulous understanding of horticulture, to offering an extensive retail and dining experience, topped with children’s activities.
Developing an essential trip into a full day itinerary packed with socialising and educational events, garden centres have great potential to offer high-quality experiences, in addition to delivering the core service.
Leading British household brands in the horticulture industry are finding new ways to attract customers through the integration of cafes, restaurants and educational services for beginner and experienced gardeners. Educating your customer base on flower care, crop growing and wildlife homes can go a long way in terms of adding emotional value and drawing more customers to your garden centre door.
Britain’s largest garden centre group are leading the way in showcasing a new shopping experience by reinvigorating their product range and introducing a club for younger customers to share recipes and gardening tips. Sharing knowledge, activity ideas and promoting sustainable living can help attract a new audience, popularising the use of garden centres.
As customer expectations evolve, the horticulture sector offers a range of expansion opportunities, which when embraced, can help secure a new customer base. As a result, garden centres are attracting new generations by introducing gardening equipment and homeware into their product ranges, organic, home-grown fruit and vegetables and access to restaurants, fully licensed bars and outdoor play areas for children.
By drawing customers to your garden centre through the likes of training sessions and retail stores, this elevates the customer experience, similar to that of shopping centres which offer more than just shopping facilities, such as cinemas, restaurants and beauty salons. This can open up the opportunity to collaborate with other businesses, boost the value of your business and fulfil multiple customer needs.
"We have been looking for a new site and having been introduced to Tong Garden Centre by Ernest Wilson, it allows us to harness our previous business experience and take Tong Garden Centre from a successful business to a multi-million pound turnover business"
Tom Megginson - Purchaser for Tong Garden Centre, Bradford
Horticultural businesses typically have a strong history in the industry; with many operating as family-run businesses passed down through generations. This can work in your favour as long-term viability shows strong business health and reliability, increasing your odds of being handpicked to deliver contract services, distinguishing you from other businesses on the market and attracting buyers.
As a neighbour to the agricultural sector, both industries share a combination of challenges which can open up the doorway to fresh opportunities.
Our business valuation team have experience advising various sized businesses, from nurseries with acres of land to smaller orchards, on calculating business worth and value. We will create an extensive report assessing the value of your garden centre or plant nursery, taking into consideration mitigating factors. We will look further than your profit and loss statement, taking into consideration overheads, gross profit margin and 3 years’ worth of recent/historic accounts. By determining the value of your business, you can take an informed approach when entering into negotiations with a prospective buyer.
We understand that there are many factors which will determine the value of a garden centre or nursery business, which is why our in-house, valuation team will offer direct advice, sharing their first-hand understanding of the industry. A key factor contributing to the value of your garden centre will include the quantity and quality of land, infrastructure and assets, such as property, machinery and stock.
The formation of garden centres can vary from poly-tunnels, glasshouses, to timber formations with outdoor canopies, forming the starting point for your business valuation. There are different grades of internal structures determined by the likes of heating and ventilation formations and irrigation systems which will contribute to valuing a garden centre business. The location of the garden centre will also determine the value as an urban setting could naturally attract more customers; however, a rural setting could contribute to the quality of plants, flowers, trees, fruit and vegetables on offer.
At Selling My Business, we offer a free garden centre business valuation service to help you gauge the business worth and assist in negotiations with prospective buyers to sell your garden centre business fast. Our internal and highly knowledgeable valuation team will guide you through how to value a garden centre or plant nursery business, taking into consideration growth, expansion and redevelopment potential which could influence future income, such as granted planning consent.
Our valuation team have decades of experience in the business transfer industry, including the sale of garden centres, so we can help prepare your business for sale and source a genuine buyer for your business. We are familiar with the challenges faced by the sector such as the threat from mainstream homeware providers and evolving customer expectations. Our team will help you package your business for the attention of a serious buyer actively interested in the purchase of a garden centre or plant nursery business from our database of over 10,000 interested buyers.
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