Associations

GCA starts search for new inspector

The GCA is launching its search for a new inspector to help its members keep the highest of standards in…

Sir Clive Woodward unveiled for 2019 GCA conference

Former English rugby coach Sir Clive Woodward OBE is the first speaker booked for the GCA annual conference in Luton…

Final call for Cultivating Retail

This is the final call to join friends and colleagues attending Cultivating Retail. Cultivating Retail is the new one-day Conference…

Houseplant sales still going strong in September

Houseplant departments at garden centres remained strong during September. This is according to the Garden Centre Association’s Barometer of Trade…

HTA Marketing Forum helps delegates stand out from the crowd

The HTA Marketing Forum took place at Horticulture House, Chilton, on 17 October. It aimed to give delegates and insight…

LOFA announces new look to the board

LOFA is exploring new opportunities to enhance the benefits to its members and the UK furniture and outdoor market.  …

Cultivating Retail includes plastics and Green issues on agenda

According to the latest HTA trend report on plastics, 95% of consumers say it’s important for businesses to design products…

GCA Trust sponsored delegates return from IGCA Congress

Squire’s Matt Tanner and Klondyke’s Jayne Scott, sponsored by the GCA Trust to attend the IGCA Congress, are back from…

HTA Marketing Forum final call for places

The HTA Marketing Forum is full of top tips and marketing know how. It takes place at Horticulture House in…

Seeds and bulb sales improve thanks to sunny spells

The more settled weather in August meant gardeners were able to get on with their gardening and plant seeds and…

Board appointments ratified at HTA AGM

The HTA AGM that took place at Glee on 11 September. It saw the strengthening of the Board with several…

Heat wave sees furniture and barbecue sales sizzle in July

Good weather in July saw sales in furniture and the barbecue categories soar at garden centres across the country. That’s…

Further details released for The HTA Marketing Forum in October

The HTA Marketing Forum is taking place on Wednesday 17 October at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire.   The has brought…

Garden Centre Association announces Ruxley Rose finalists

The Garden Centre Association has announced the finalists in its annual Ruxley Rose competition.   20 centres all received top…

Garden Centre Association BoT report shows surge in summer spending

The Barometer of Trade report from the Garden Centre Association says sunny weather is to thank for garden centre sales soaring.  …

Alan Roper features on Cultivating Retail programme in November

Managing Director of the newly expanded Blue Diamond Group, will be taking a sport on the programme for Cultivating Retail.…

Garden Centre Association Plant Area Forum success at Ball Colegrave

The Garden Centre Association held another successful Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave last week, with over 50 delegates in…

GCA announces the regional award winners for the Midlands area

Members of the GCA in the Midlands region have received awards at a presentation hosted by Brookfields Garden Centre. Bridgford…

Awards blossom for Thetford Garden Centre

Thetford Garden Centre has potted the accolades at this year’s Garden Centre Association Area Awards for the North Thames region.…

Roger Crookes retires as GCA inspector after 11 years

Roger Crookes is retiring as an inspector for the Garden Centre Association (GCA) this month after 11 years in the…
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