Ravensworth Nurseries announces closure with immediate effect

Ravensworth Nurseries.

Ravensworth Nurseries has announced it is to close with immediate effect.

The announcements made this afternoon comes in a week when at least three other Richmondshire businesses have revealed they are shutting due to rising costs.

The plant nursery said in a statement: “It is with the greatest of sadness, and the heaviest of hearts, that we have to announce Ravensworth Nurseries is closing with immediate effect.

“What started with the sale of a few tomato plants on the side of the road – turned into a family business that we have put our hearts and souls into for the last 57 years.

“However the culmination of lockdown, rising bills, and the ongoing cost of living crisis means sadly we have reached the end of the line and we will be closing our doors for the last time today.”

The company thanked its customers, saying: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many, many loyal customers – you have trusted us year on year to fill your gardens and homes with our plants, veg and flowers, and we are so grateful for your enduring support.

“We would also like to thank our amazing team. We simply could not have been in business as long as we have without all of your hard work and dedication.

“We have loved every minute of this incredible journey, and we will miss you all.”

The announcement comes after The Fleece, York House and Cross View Tea Rooms, all in Richmond, announced they were to close.


  1. Very sad day. They will all be missed. You do not know what you have until it’s gone.

  2. I’m not surprised. I’ve been there several times recently to find a limited range of poorly maintained plants on offer many with weeds growing in the pots and no prices displayed. I left empty handed and shopped instead at Braithwaites (Leeming Bar) or the Paddock Farm Nursery near Scorton.

  3. There will be a General Election next year, an opportunity to break the string of Tory MPs that Richmondshire has had for more than 100 years.

  4. It is a sad endicment of the Financial Society we live in where Banks,Building Societies Food,Oil and Utility Companies increase their bottom line profitability and strive for more at the expense of the general population whilst local Family Businesses find themselves with Financial Mountains to climb without a financial rope to help them! We need a Financial re boot at Central & Local Government level to put corrective actions in place otherwise our City and Town Centres will be like the Ghost Towns of Financial Crash of the early millennium years!

  5. So sad and so stressful for the owners/family/colleagues. We used to have a caravan down the road walked to ravensworth every morning( 40 years ago) !! Always went home with the car stuffed with their plants, good luck for your futures xxx

  6. A shame went a lot to Ravensworth nurseries to buy plants. Not many garden nurseries left.

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