Coolings Nurseries buys third site in Kent

Coolings Nurseries has bought The Potted Garden Nursery, near Leeds Castle in Kent.

Chairman Paul Cooling said: "We are over the moon to welcome the new team into the Coolings family.  The focus on plants has always been paramount at Coolings and we look forward to being part of the next chapter in the history of this new site".

Managing director Gary Carvosso said: "We will work with the current team to further improve what is already a successful and profitable business. Plants will always remain at the core of what we do and will not be rushing into any additional investment just yet, as we are mindful to preserve the wonderful charm of the site."

The site is on the A20 close to Maidstone, and comes complete with planning permission for the introduction of catering and larger garden shop. Handover is 1 November. This is Coolings third site, with the other two being near Knockholt, in Kent.

Rob and Amanda Brookman, the current owners of The Potted Garden, said: "When we were looking for a buyer for the site we were keen to find a company that valued its staff and whose core interest was plant based, so we’re delighted to have found the ideal buyer in the great company that is Coolings. We wish them every success taking the business forward."


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