AN INDEPENDENT botanical business in Salisbury will be closing its doors at the end of the month, just one year after opening.

Botanic Folk arrived in the city centre last September, offering an array of house plants, gifts and accessories, in addition to a botanical studio hosting workshops.

Nearly 12 months on, it has announced it will be leaving the Fisherton Street premises at the end of August.

The closure is a result of the cost of living increase, consequently causing less customers and unsteady trade.

This is another blow to the Salisbury shopping and tourism scene, with other businesses closing this year including The Cathedral Hotel, Times Square, and Cactus Jacks.

Despite this, plans for retail giants Asda and Primark to come to the city are well underway.

Following the announcement, a statement from Botanic Folk said: "I know this will come as a shock to our amazing circle of customers and supporters so I’m very sorry.

"Thank you all for all your kindness, custom and helping us build this lovely business. 

"With the cost of living going up, and people spending less in these uncertain times that we are living in, the trade hasn’t been as steady as we had hoped over the last few months and it’s been tough on so many small indie businesses, including ours.

"Until we run out, all plants, pots and dried flowers in our shop are on sale.

"I don’t know what else to say other than thank you for all your kindness and custom, you’re the best."

During its final few weeks, the store's opening hours will be reduced on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11am until 3pm.

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