Retail plant nursery Young's Nurseries to close

Northamptonshire-based retail plant nursery Young's Nurseries is to close and the site sold following the death of David Young, who ran the company for the past 40 years with his sister Carolyn.

Young’s Nurseries: Blisworth site to be sold following firm’s closure
Young’s Nurseries: Blisworth site to be sold following firm’s closure

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.


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