Westpac Directory of Franchising

Palmers Planet

Like the truly successful garden centres of Europe, Palmers Planet is as much a destination as a retail store. This is an amazing opportunity for a business person looking for a new challenge.

The opportunity 

Part of the larger, and well-known, Palmers group and United Franchise Systems which also comprises  Sierra Coffee. 

With spa pools, gifts, pet-ware and beauty products sitting side by side with seedlings, flowers and gardening essentials, Palmers Planet clearly is no traditional garden centre. Boasting 1,000 square metres of interior retail space, including the centrally located café, and another 1,000 square metres of sheltered garden centre area, Palmers Planet is able to offer a wide range of shopping experiences. There is a professional florist on site and customers can purchase a constantly changing selection of “on trend” home décor products, outdoor furniture settings and barbecues. 

Palmers provides a very high level of management, merchandising and marketing support to all their store owners. 

Following the success of this first Palmers Planet, in Albany on Auckland’s North Shore, the company is now in the process of developing a second store in the Hamilton suburb of Horsham Downs. This is an amazing opportunity for a Waikato business person looking for a new challenge

Our success in Albany proves that people will travel a considerable distance to enjoy the Palmers Planet experience. 

Franchisee comments 

The Palmers Planet opportunity had everything Richard Hackett was looking for. “I used to live in the UK so, as soon as Palmers explained their vision for a European-style garden centre, I instantly ‘got it’.”

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