Unique Independent Garden Centre, Gift Shop & Café in West Lancashire/Merseyside
- Fantastic reputation with a loyal customer base
- Huge growth opportunity
- Recently refurbished to a high standard
- Spacious, well-equipped premises with equipment included in sale
- Events hosted
- Wide variety of products and services plus strong supplier relationships
The business for sale is an independent Garden Centre, situated in open fields but close to Southport, Merseyside.
It is a true gem of a Garden Centre, featuring a plush licensed café and gift shop, warmed by a wonderful cast iron log burner. There is currently a small craft department. Bijou Botanics is proud to be fully wheelchair Accessible. There is great potential for future development.
Located a mere 5 minute drive from the town, Bijou Botanics is Southport’s closest independent open air Garden Centre. It benefits from a beautiful setting, surrounded by Greenbelt land providing a peaceful environment in which to enjoy a tasty beverage or browse gifts for a loved one. The property is subject to a restrictive covenant that requires permission to add new structures or to change the sites use. The land has previously been used for a restaurant, whilst subject to the covenant.
The business has been in its present location since 2010 so it very well-known within the area. It has developed an outstanding reputation for its friendly, calming atmosphere, delicious food, and high-quality products for sale. Bijou Botanics is also dog-friendly and this has proven to be another popular feature.
Customers enter via a large car park which sells heavy garden products, e.g compost. The building's front exterior hosts seating for 20. Its interior includes a superbly equipped kitchen, a gift shop with new ice cream counter and bespoke illuminated display units, and a 28-cover café with immaculate refurbishment, bespoke plush chairs and fitted seats. Rustic wall décor and a stunning cast iron log burner provide a cosy ambience. There are 2 W/Cs one of which offers full wheelchair access and another with nappy changing.
2 sets of doors open to the gardens with alfresco chairs and tables for 24. A large gravel courtyard has wooden flowerbed display units. The gardens include 2 polytunnels, a conservatory with a rustic interior which sells garden equipment and fertilisers, and a charming, secure and landscaped pond.
A full CCTV setup ensures the safety and security of the premises. It possesses an alcohol licence and 5* food hygiene rating. All fixtures and furnishings are included.
This represents an excellent opportunity for a family who want to be owner-operators of a joint enterprise, running a beloved local business with a superb reputation. It would also be a highly suitable choice for a chef or landscaper who wants to use their skillset to run a thriving and multi-faceted business.
The new owner will be able to grow the business by implementing a social media strategy, building upon its existing presence on Facebook and Instagram to increase awareness of the garden centre and its diverse amenities to the surrounding community, thereby enticing more visits and a consequently higher turnover. The possibilities for further growth are endless. The site could offer local deliveries, incorporate a Florist, host external vendors such as Summer House supplies, Hot Tub Hire etc. These would each provide excellent sources of additional income.
- Rural setting
- Stunning views
- Residential area
- Close to schools
- On-site car parking