Carlisle retail nursery closes due to competition

Competition from supermarkets and garden centres has seen a retail nursery in Carlisle close.

Leslie's Nurseries in Carlisle is owned by Tommy Hogg, who told The Cumberland News: "The reason we are closing down is because a lot of small nurseries aren't doing what they should be because of competition from massive supermarkets and garden centres."

Located near to the 125-year-old nursery is a Dobbies Garden Centre.  Klondyke also has a centre near the city.

The nursery land has now been sold on to an unnamed party, subject to contract.


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