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Design Grow Sell: A guide to starting and running a successful gardening business from your home by Sophie Davies

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CHAPTER 1. Coming up with Your Initial Idea

DO YOU DREAM of opening a nursery like Graham Gough of Marchants Hardy Plants in Chapter 6, or of running a busy practice like designers Gardenmakers in Chapter 5? Are you a keen grower with a green business plan like Mike Kitchen of Rocket Gardens in Chapter 10? Have you spotted a niche like Garden Rescue’s Gill Chamberlain in Chapter 7?

What Do You Want to Do?

The first step in setting up a successful gardening business is knowing what you want to do. Here are some of the options out there:

Garden maintenance

You could offer basic gardening-round services, such as lawn-cutting, hedge-trimming, weeding and leaf clearance, or a high-end garden manicure service. You could develop expertise ...

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