EBITDA was up 1.9% to £1,851m from £1,816m.
Director Andy Coaten said it was a "challneging market" with "competitive pressure" and "constant demands from customers to produce cost-effective and quality products".
Within the group, Verde Horticulture turnover fell 53% because of risks around future profitability of a primary customer.
Butters Flowers was static and Keith Butters Ltd was up 8%. The company spent £1.5m on its three sites.
Profit for the year was £4,000 against a loss of £245,000 in the last results.
Butters has been a supplier of indoor and outdoor plants to high street supermarkets and DIY outlets and retailers such as M&S for over 40 years.
Taylors Bulbs saw a small turnover fall to £12.88m.