Opening April 26, 2014
How fair is a garden among the toils and passions of existence…
Amos Bronson Alcott
To Every Time There Is A Season………….
A season of change has come to the Cottage Garden Nursery. After 25 years, the opportunity to be the owner of this home, property and business is open for someone else to purchase and make it their DREAM! The five greenhouses, house, garage and shop sit on 4 acres. Adjacent are another 4 acres containing mostly trees.
Nursery: Established in 1989. The nursery business grew from one small greenhouse and a truck garden to the five greenhouses with 8,000 square feet of growing space. The greenhouses are heated with electricity but have back-up gas heaters in each greenhouse. A Kubota tractor with back blade, bucket, rototiller and mowing deck is included.
The nursery has operated on a seasonal basis. But it could be easily turned into a year-around business with a little imagination and ingenuity. The business has established clientele as well as some wholesale customers.
The greenhouses have enough space to grow your own vegetables year round and there are nearby Farmers Markets in Newport,WA and Sandpoint ID.
Also included is a one acre fenced garden with ponds containing koi, shubunkin and goldfish. Waterplants are sold at the nursery as well. Ponds, supplies, fish, and plants could be another source of income for the business.
There is a 25 gallon-per-minute well on the property and there is always MORE than enough water.
The garden is a great way to display well-established plants. There are two pergolas used for shade gardening. It contains an established asparagus bed, strawberries, the start of a blueberry patch and a small apple orchard as well as pears, plums and other apples trees in the nursery to expand the orchard.
House: The cedar-sided house with large deck is approximately 3,100 sq feet. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, office, parlor with wood stove, solarium with hot tub. Wood heat with electric backup. There is a solar shower outside for hot summer days after playing in the dirt.The master suite has balcony deck. The master bath and powder room have heated floors, as well as a soaking tub with separate shower. The bedroom at the back of the home has sleeping loft, it creates a cool cottage-like atmosphere. Kids love it. There is a root cellar with two different temperature levels. Open floor plan for kitchen (with stainless steel appliances), dining room and parlor.
Four car garage and 10×20 shop. Basketball court (needs some repair).
Please visit “The Garden and Us”. for pictures of the garden. A list of available plants, trees and shrubs is also on the website.
To view the house and greenhouses, please visit Jen Sawyer Real Estate.
Even though the nursery is for sale, we will be operating it as usual during the 2014 growing season.