NZ: From one bunch to four greenhouses

With no flora experience but the need for a new direction, Colin and Mary Birch have become the owners of a lily nursey in Cambridge.

n the past, Colin Birch would venture down a country lane every week to collect a bunch of lilies for his wife, Mary.

Then the couple began looking for a new business venture.

Mary, who worked in governance, and Colin, who owns a separate refrigeration business, were seeking something new in their lives.

Then a lily nursery came up for sale.

"We jumped at it. We went and saw them the next day after we heard about it," Colin says.

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