A blooming good business in the Bay


108 Rea Road, Katikati

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A blooming good business in the Bay


A rare opportunity to acquire an established floriculture business and a delightful place to live and work.

After nearly fourteen years the owners of Rocky Valley have decided to retire and sell their business and land. The family-owned and operated business has been developed by husband and wife horticultural entrepreneurs. The long-time success of Rocky Valley is due to its outstanding core values with the owners priding themselves on the quality of the products they sell. With a loyal customer base, Rocky Valley supplies varieties of Hydrangeas, Viburnum and Erica predominantly to the export market (about 98%), but also to the market auctions in Auckland.

In a region blessed both with high sunshine hours and regular rainfall, the flowers and foliage are thriving in the moist conditions. Infrastructure serving the horticultural enterprise includes a range of sheds, plant structures, UV shade cloth, cool stores, propagation areas, good drainage plus an automated fertigation system.

There is no need to be hands-on full time as the business allows seasonal breaks. Market growth opportunities, new varieties and operation efficiency improvement areas have been identified and will be available to new owners.

The 5.5967-hectare site includes a 483m² home. The modern barn-style home has natural light saturating multiple open plan living areas through skylights and many windows and doors. The wood burner enhances winter warmth with fans for summer cool. A large deck provides a central point for entertaining.

Plenty of space for the kids to play, pets to roam or to host garden weddings. Be delighted by the birdlife in the parklike grounds, the established trees, home orchard, and access to the rambling river and swimming hole.

A separate three-bedroom dwelling is rented to long-term tenants. Further two-bedroom accommodation is ideal for back backers, Airbnb or for workers if you wish to sit back.