Flower Farm QLD

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Flower Farm QLD

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The Farm

Closest Town
Tablelands, QLD, Australia
Size
17.0 Hectares
Farm Type
Orchard
Annual Rainfall
100-200mm
Farming Operation
Roseburra Gardens is situated at 4500 Gillies Range Road Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands. The area is 720m above sea level and we are 1 hour from Cairns. Look up www.yungaburra.com for information of the local area. Facebook page RoseburraGardens We purchased the farm in February 1998 and the previous owner began the farm in 1981. The farm has a total area of 17ha with the balance of the area being used to run cattle in 5 separate paddocks each with a water trough. The water comes from a bore and we have a 75 megalitre allocation. In November 2015 we installed 2 x 5kw Solar Systems. (48 panels) The packing shed is supplied solely from rainwater. The area under flowers is around 2 to 3 acres. We have found it cost-effective to bring soil from the paddock to refresh the soil in the sheds before we replant. In 2011 we expanded into carnation’s both standards and sprays and also gerberas. Stocks and Snapdragons are rotated during the cooler months while the roses are slower.
Infrastructure
1 x 4 bedroom residence with a pool and a 3 car lockup garage. 1 x 3 bedroom cottage 1 x machinery shed 1 x packing shed.

Future Requirements

What is the opportunity?
The owners are eager to move on but will stay on and mentor to help transition the land to the aspiring farmer(s).
Accommodation Provided

Financial Projections

Is the farm currently profitable?
YES
What markets are currently being sold to
1. 2 sheds of fill (Limonium Misty Blue, Limonium misty pink and White statice.) 2. 40 sheds roses- Approx 20000 plants 3. Each year we replace some older rose bushes with new ones. 4. 3 sheds spray carnations 5. 10 sheds standard carnations 6. 3 sheds Gerberas Carnations, spray carnations and gerberas are replaced as required. The number of sheds planted to each variety changes as some plants reach their production limit and are replaced. Approximately 40 Melaluca Revolution Green trees used for foliage. We do not propagate any of the plants that we grow. The flowers are marketed to florists locally and as far as Brisbane and Darwin. Mainly florists located Cairns,Townsville,Mackay,Darwin. We are only one hour from Cairns Airport. We use several freight carriers depending on destination of order. Local carriers, Fastway, Aae and Virgin freight. We also have farm retail sales to locals, tourists and passing traffic which account for about 10%.