October 22, 2017

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JCB PAINT® announce the worldwide launch of Supertough™, Supersafe™, Superversatile™ paint -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Plans lodged for new coffee shop and events area at Aberdeen garden centre -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GARDENA unveils new route to market with sales agents -

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Durstons hold prices for 2018 -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BRC Report: September – leaves aren’t the only things falling -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Registration live for January Furniture Show -

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Nursery invests in growth after receiving AgriTech grant -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Perrywood garden centre brings houseplants to Essex classrooms -

Monday, October 16, 2017

Big hit on retailers as new inflation figures are announced this week -

Monday, October 16, 2017

TV and radio 4 gardening expert to launch gardening school at Bradford Garden Centre -

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Wilkinson Sword reveal new range of scissors -

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wildlife website redesigned with customers in mind -

Friday, October 13, 2017

GCA Trust’s delegates report back from the IGCA Congress -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Royal Horticultural Society to change date of National Gardening Week in 2018 -

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oakhurst Garden Centre reopens -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Public relations discounts available for garden centres -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

EGO Power+ – Blowing petrol power out of the garden -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New Xylella elearning module available from HTA -

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tesselaar: So, which new plants really stand out? -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Excitement builds as AQUA 2017 gets set to open -

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Niwaki Christmas Open House: 24th & 25th November

Niwaki

Niwaki are holding their Christmas Open House on the 24th and 25th of November at their showroom in Semley. This is a great opportunity to meet the team and see the full range of fine pruning tools, tripod ladders, Japanese kitchen knives and other ‘Great Stuff from Japan’. Find unusual stocking fillers as well as practical presents with exclusive discounts, sushi and more. See the website for full details www.niwaki.com/openhouse or call 01747 445059

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Registration live for January Furniture Show

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Registration is now live for the 4 day, 2018 January Furniture Show.  The show runs from Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 January.  Visitors can register for their free attendance on the show’s new website at www.januaryfurnitureshow.com A more defined product focus in each of the 5 halls will make navigation around the event easier for visitors in 2018 – ranging from Premium Design in Halls 1 and 2, Interior Accessories in Hall 3, Living & Dining in Hall 4 and Living & Beds in Hall 5.  Hall 2 will also house an extended Flooring Showcase in partnership with SMG Group, and the…

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GCA Trust’s delegates report back from the IGCA Congress

IGCA

The two young delegates sponsored by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust to attend the 58th International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress near Niagara Falls in Canada have reported back this month (October, 2017). Zoe Willis from Perrywood Garden Centre and Liz Dowling from Millbrook Garden Company were both selected by the GCA Trust for the Dick Allen Scholarship Award Scheme. Zoe explained: “The week had a packed-full itinerary including many visits to Canadian garden centres, a visit to Toronto botanical gardens and a night hosted by Sheridan nurseries, a harbour tour overlooking the Toronto skyline, various trips to Niagara…

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Royal Horticultural Society to change date of National Gardening Week in 2018

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Next year’s National Gardening Week (30 April – 6 May 2018) will focus on encouraging people to share their passion for plants The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is moving National Gardening Week, the UK’s celebration of all things gardening, to run from 30 April to 6 May in 2018. The gardening charity introduced the UK’s first National Gardening Week to run from 16–22 April in 2012.  The move to later in the year for 2018 is being made as the likelihood of better weather and more colour, with spring plants in bloom, will encourage more people to join in and mark…

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Excitement builds as AQUA 2017 gets set to open

AQUA

Final preparations are being made as the AQUA 2017 trade exhibition gets set to open its doors at Telford International Centre at 9.00am on Wednesday, October 18. With a record numbers of exhibitors and the biggest ever showcase of new products, there will be lots to keep visitors busy during this eagerly awaited aquatics and water gardening trade event. The excitement has been building for months with over 100 companies planning their new launches around AQUA 2017. Now the wait is almost over for both exhibitors and visitors, and the two-day show can soon begin, and with so many exciting plans,…

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Twice the Glee: Show to open concession show at Spring Fair 2018

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Glee, the UK’s leading annual exhibition for the garden retail industry, will become a biannual event with the opening of a Glee concession show at Spring Fair 2018 (February, NEC Birmingham) – complementing Glee’s main exhibition at the NEC each September. Glee at Spring Fair will give retailers the opportunity to see new and best-selling ranges ahead of the spring season. A second addition at this time of year will give retailers an additional destination to refresh their ranges for key retail spikes.  Glee in February will also provide garden buyers with the latest concepts and trends for 2018, helping…

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Boyd Douglas-Davies awarded the HTA Pearson Medal

Boyd

Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, was awarded the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures dinner, which took place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on 4 October. This award, in memory of the HTA’s first general secretary Charles Pearson, is presented annually to an individual for outstanding service to the garden industry. With over 30 years of experience in the UK retail industry, specialising in garden and shopping centre operations, Boyd is always eager to develop new sales channels and revenue streams. Having started his career working at his father’s garden centre as a schoolboy he…

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2018 Party for Perennial tickets now on sale

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Tickets are on sale for the annual Party for Perennial, which will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018. The event is an established fixture of the calendar for the horticulture trade, providing a great opportunity to come together for networking, fun and fundraising. The party will kick off Perennial’s HortAid 2018 fundraising campaign and includes a raffle with great prizes to be won. This year tickets will cost just £25, including a glass of bubbly on arrival, and the venue will be the Flamingo Room in London’s West End. The revised format will be more informal than before, with…

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Tom Heap announced as dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

heap

Broadcaster and presenter Tom Heap will be the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures dinner which takes place on 4 October at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. Tom, who is the BBC Rural Affairs correspondent, is well known for presenting programmes including BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth, Panorama and BBC Countryfile. He will enlighten delegates with tales from his journalistic and broadcasting career. The dinner, which also sees the presentation of the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal and the GTN Greatest Awards, follows the HTA Garden Futures Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is Garden Retail – the…

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Scotland fairs well for gifts

gifts

As autumn draws in, Scotland’s gift industry can look back on a successful summer, particularly if you own a shop on the famous North Coast 500 route or on the Isle of Skye, where both saw record numbers of visitors. Partly due to the low value of the pound and partly due to a vigorous campaign by Visit Scotland, the industry has enjoyed a buoyant year so retailers were in a buying mood at Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn, which took place last week. With 175 exhibitors, of which 50 were new, most stands reported steady orders and healthy enquiries. Those…

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