A well established and broadly appreciated Bay of Plenty business is for sale. Located at Te Puna, 14 kilometres west of Tauranga, Carine is an English style garden centre of 40 years standing with a reputation as the region’s best.
With its founders and owners opting to retire, Carine has been offered for sale by Andrew Fowler of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Tauranga, who describes it as a much loved, hearty rural business.
“Gardening is New Zealand’s favourite recreational activity. This is a business at the heart of that passion for its Western Bay of Plenty customers. Carine will be a dream for someone who loves gardening and loves people. It offers an ideal formula for a new owner with business experience.
“Expertly nurtured since the early 1980s, Carine’s committed, knowledgeable staff and enthusiastic, appreciative customers make this a thriving community oriented enterprise that a new owner will come into and put their own stamp on. While the fundamentals of the business are excellent, after so long in the same hands, a new owner will find ways to enhance it, flavour it with their own personality, and set Carine up for a profitable future, possibly starting with a website upgrade and more focused use of social media,” he says.
Carine’s range covers plants, tools, garden products, pet birds and fish, garden art, water features, ponds, fountains and waterfalls, plus landscaping and builders’ supplies. Sitting just off State Highway 2, its prime 1.5 hectare location provides excellent profile and accessibility, alongside possible long term development potential.
The sale includes a recently modernised fully insulated two bedroom home onsite, alongside ample office space, plus stock and various vehicles and machinery.
Andrew describes it as a lovingly developed local gem that will provide a new owner with a wonderful lifestyle.
Carine Garden Centre is for sale by tender, with offers sought by 25 May.
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