April 20, 2018

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Fosseway Garden Centre extension passed despite objections -

Friday, April 20, 2018

Food at Webbs at Wychbold garden centre wins Farm Shop & Deli Award -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Garden centres hope for better weather after Easter washout -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Abbots Leigh garden centre café reopens -

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley ‘will remain open’ -

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Haskins Garden Centres choose charities for the year -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Gardman Service Update -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centres pray for better weather as sales slide -

Monday, April 16, 2018

Garden centre manager stole more than £30,000 from family business -

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Strikes fire: Garden centre to reopen ‘as soon as possible’ -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Hayes Garden World increases revenue 110% thanks to temporary structure -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Owner of Plowmans Garden Centre in West Parley goes into administration -

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

‘Major damage’ in Stokesley garden centre fire -

Monday, April 9, 2018

Bents raises over £22k for Alzheimer’s Society -

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Notcutts celebrates success at its own annual conference and awards dinner -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

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

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

A look to the future at the Garden Press Event 2018

Garden Press Event

Last week, Garden Centre Retail braved the snowy conditions to visit the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, to take in the latest products and innovations for the garden sector. A first at its new home having moved from the Barbican Centre, the Garden Press Event offered journalists, bloggers and garden writers the chance to get their hands on some of the newest products from the biggest suppliers to the market. This move coincided with a new ownership of the show, with the HTA and GIMA becoming partners and buying out Guy Burtenshaw and Sue O’Neill, whose last involvement in…

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A new-product experience for all the senses at Tendence 2018

Tendence

At Tendence in Frankfurt from 30 June to 3 July 2018, retailers will find extraordinary ideas with a wow effect, and the must-haves of the season. With special areas including Outdoor Living, Paper & Friends, the Tendence Academy and the new Pioneers of Lifestyle Congress, the most international order platform of the second half of the year is a veritable experience for all the senses. In the coming season, Tendence will do one thing without ceasing to do the other: it will present the latest winter and Christmas trends for furnishing, living and giving at the same time as giving…

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HTA Seminar – GDPR: How will it affect my business?

HTA

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018 the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is hosting a half day seminar for businesses on Wednesday 28 March 2018 to assist them with compliance. Whilst these changes are supplementary to the existing regulations it is very much designed to put data protection higher up the business agenda rather than treating it as an afterthought. Businesses need to ensure that they have a legitimate reason and consent for using data – giving individuals more control over their personal data. The seminar, which will be held at Horticulture House,…

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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

registration

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

week

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

concession

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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