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Large scale turn-key commercial nursery for lease

Located in Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands C90ea3d9 e1bf 4392 93e4 8af5cdeb9233
14 greenhouses and several auxiliary buildings as well as a 4 bedroom house for lease in Cedar, just South of Nanaimo. 4 glass greenhouses that are 50’x300’ (15,000 square feet each, a total of 60,000 square feet) and 10 poly houses measuring 30’x200’ (6000 square feet each, for a total of 60,000 square feet as well). Auxiliary buildings include an office and storage/loading building with soil mixer as well as a barn with very large coolers. Ideally the whole facility will be rented to one tenant with an established business

Land Details

Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Yes - This land opportunity is participating in the BC Land Matching Program. To start a conversation, contact
Total land size in acres
Wooded Area
Cultivable Area
120,000 sqft in concrete floored greenhouses, acreage also available for cultivation if desired, amount to be discussed
Expansion potential (acres)
Yes - there are additional paved spaces where more greenhouses could be constructed if desired
Current use
    Current practices
      State of the surface of the cultivable area

      greenhouses have concrete floors, rest of the land is flat and currently in hay and grains

      Description and historical use of land available for farming

      originally a tree nursery for the forestry industry, then a commercial bedding plant nursery

      Road Access
      Yes - paved road access to all greenhouses and lots of parking
      Yes - power to all greenhouses and buildings
      Cell Service
      Long-term goal or vision for land

      The goal is to lease the land to one grower to run a long term, successful business, fully utilizing the space.

      Known environmental hazards (wildfire area, flooding, etc.)
      Current residents living on property
      Availability of farm buildings
      Yes - 4 glass greenhouses - 50’x300’ (15,000 square feet each, a total of 60,000 square feet) and 10 poly houses - 30’x200’ (6000 square feet each, for a total of 60,000 square feet. Auxiliary buildings which can be rented as well: - large office and storage building, with bathrooms, a large loading bay and soil mixer - barn with cooler rooms with loading bays as well as for storage of machinery, plastic trays and pots with 2 soil distributors and lots of inventory of plastic trays and pots, as well as rolling shelves with an electric ox to pull them - special storage shed just for wooden pallets - workshop which could be rented if needed
      Land is fenced
      Yes - the 48 acre property is fully deer fenced
      Availability of farm machinery and tools
      Yes - soil mixer, "electric ox" to pull racks, miscellaneous other machinery
      Water source
        Water rights to these sources
        Yes - The property has a dug out pond fed by a spring with pumps to water the green houses. There is an overflow and rain water recycling pond, which can also water the greenhouses.
        On-site housing
        Yes - 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with large kitchen and nice patios with a private garden area could be rented to the tenant
        Restricted access of visitors
        No - customers and staff are welcome to access the site at the tenant's discretion
        Types of production you are open to
          Practices preferred
            Agronomic potential
            very good
            Soil details
              Preferred arrangement
                Would you be willing to mentor or advise the entering farmer(s)?
                Yes - potential for some mentorship from the previous owner who ran a large commercial nursery available to the right tenant
                Do you require references from the farmer(s)?
                Agreement duration
                to be determined, ideally long term if all goes well
                Last modifed 7 months ago; never expires.