Urban Jungle retail nursery opens second site at former garden centre

Norwich retail nursery Urban Jungle has opened a new branch near Beccles, Suffolk.

The tropical plant nursery also has a Café Jungle at the new site, which employs 15 staff altogether.

The new centre is on the former Evergreens garden centre site.

Co-owner Liz Browne said: "We purchased the current site after 16 years of renting it from 2001.
We’ve outgrown it quickly, and rather than move to a huge 16-acre site we decided to purchase another small site near Beccles. It’s turning out to be still not enough."

Police visited the new site on its open day, as the huge popularity had caused so much traffic that it was disrupting the road.

The centre has seen a 70% increase in sales from last year, which was 70% more than the year before that.

Last year, the Jungle Café situated in the primary site was generating £2,500 a week, but now
it’s taking £15,000 per week, showing huge growth.


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