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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…

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 GCA’s third annual Plant Area Forum…

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…

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…
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