Founded in 1973 as a family run business, Keith Butters Limited originally traded mainly as a supplier of indoor and outdoor plants to UK Garden Centres. The business developed by focusing on the supply of plants to the major high street supermarkets and DIY outlets such as Marks & Spencer, J Sainsbury, Tesco, Waitrose, ASDA and B&Q. As e-commerce expanded with the growth of the internet, Butters’ range continued to develop, and we now supply many of the leading online retailers including Marks and Spencer, J Sainsbury, Interflora and Moonpig with their plant arrangements. In 2006 the company further extended its offer to include a range of bulbs, a business that has subsequently grown rapidly. We invested heavily in new glasshouse and pack-house facilities, effectively adding two whole new divisions to the business which became Butters Flowers and Butters Nurseries.
Butters core value has been that of a supplier of indoor and outdoor plants to the major high street supermarkets and DIY outlets for over 40 years. Initially a family business with a eagerness for quality and value, Butters is now the UK’s leading distributors of horticultural products. With sales of over £50m a year, we supply products for in-store sale and home delivery, to household names including Marks & Spencer, J Sainsbury, Tesco, Waitrose, Interflora and B&Q. We employ up to 500 people at our site in Spalding, Lincolnshire, and our highly creative product development team ensures that our customers have an ever-changing supply of creative and innovative designs. Our production and dispatch facility is constantly evolving to meet the elevated demands of our customers.
Butters now have a dedicated bulb & seed team which controls design, development, purchasing and production. The quality of our bulbs is important to us; our recent temperature controlled bulb storage space has been an invaluable addition. In addition to our packing facilities in Spalding we also have a dedicated packing facility in Holland with 40 years’ experience in supplying and packing bulb products.