Evolution Plants is a specialist temperate plant mail order/wholesale nursery located in South Wraxall, Wiltshire. The nursery covers 4.65 ha and was for sale through Alexander Mackie for £310,000. Stock is being sold separately, much of it having been grown from seeds collected in the wild through Mitchell's plant hunting endeavours.
Buildings/structures on site include offices, poly/netted tunnels by Northern Polytunnels and a display glasshouse by Hartley Botanic.
According to a statement from Alexander Mackie, Mitchell has decided to sell the nursery so he can focus on exploration and the collection of exotic plants from around the world.
The former banker announced in July on his Facebook page that he had to sell the business, and said he hoped to find someone equally passionate to continue his vision of turning the nursery into "a botanical ark, in which some of the world’s threatened plants could be propagated and distributed to guardians around the world".