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Plant area managers and buyers reminded to sign up for Plant Area Forum

Plant area managers and buyers are being reminded to book their places at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) third annual…

International Garden Centre Association comes to the UK again in 2019

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is hosting the International Garden Centre Association congress in the UK next year (2019). The…

The GIMA Awards judging is complete

Following a hot day of judging at Warwick Racecourse (27th June), where around 200 entries were considered, the winners of…

Hot weather helps sales bloom for garden centres in May

Garden centres across the country saw a boost in May sales thanks to the good weather and two Bank Holidays…

Forest Lodge Garden Centre gets high marks in GCA inspection

Forest Lodge Garden Centre, off the main A325 road between Bordon and Farnham, had its annual review from Garden Centre…

An abundance of inspiration from the HTA Catering Conference

‘A Recipe for Growth’ was the theme of this year’s HTA Catering Conference, held on 5 and 6 June, in…

Celebrating the benefits of plants with The Great Escape industry exhibit

The Great Escape, the garden industry exhibit spearheaded by the HTA at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, will highlight some…

Dura-ID signs up to sponsor the Hub at the 2018 Nursery Supply Show

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to announce Dura-ID as the sponsor of the Nursery Supply Show Hub at…

Catering for your every need! Book now for the HTA Catering Conference, Dinner and Exhibition

Recruitment and retention of catering staff, food counter visual merchandising, food inspiration from Australia and creating modern takes on traditional…

Hundreds of garden centres get involved with National Children’s Gardening Week

National Children’s Gardening Week 2018 is just around the corner now (26 May-3 June) and over 300 garden centres nationwide…

The HTA introduces Board members in time for June meeting

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Matthew Bent, the Managing Director from Bents Garden & Home…

Book your place at the table at the HTA Catering Conference

With just over a month to go until the HTA Catering Conference now is the time to book your place…

Dan Durston of Durston Garden Products takes up GIMA Council position

Director and National Sales Manager, Dan Durston of Durston Garden Products is one of three new Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association…

Garden centres hope for better weather after Easter washout

Garden centres across the country were affected by the bad weather during the early Easter break (March, 2018) according to…

Garden centres pray for better weather as sales slide

The UK’s garden centres are suffering after the country’s spate of bad weather, with sales at their worst levels in…

North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK

A North-east garden centre is celebrating being named one of the best in the UK. The Mains of Drum has been…

HTA Board statement on Chairman

The HTA Board have today announced that Chris Pateman has left his post as Chairman due to family reasons. Chris…

Media statement from The Garden Centre Association regarding Gardman

Mike Lind, Chairman of The Garden Centre Association (GCA) said: “The GCA are devastated for Gardman following the recent fire at their…

HTA introduces Recycling Scheme for members

The HTA has launched a Recycling Scheme for its members which will enable businesses of all sizes to responsibly recycle…

GCA launches new Rising Star programme for catering staff

Following the on-going success of the GCA Rising Stars initiative a new programme aimed at garden centre catering staff was…
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