David began by growing tomatoes and gladioli in a glasshouse that he built himself and he went on to develop a successful retail plant nursery business working with his sister.
In October last year, he died following a long illness. His sister Carolyn has since decided that she will retire from the business. "David was well-known in the horticulture industry," said Carolyn. "He dedicated his life to Young's Nurseries."
David was born in 1945 in Northampton and studied for a National Certificate in Agriculture at Moulton College. He later worked at the Meat & Livestock Commission before taking over Young's Nurseries in 1990, with Carolyn joining him in 1991.
Carolyn added: "The time is right to retire from the company." The 1.2ha Blisworth site will be sold.
The nursery shut its doors on 31 January but it will be re-opened on 23 March for a sell-off. The company will officially close on 12 April. It has eight staff.