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

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

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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

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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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Darlac’s new collections hailed a success

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Garden tools and equipment supplier Darlac, returned to GLEE this year with an array of new pre-set collections for the trade.  There were nine collections in total showcased on the stand, which was busier than ever due-in-part to the recent acquisition by Mr Fothergill’s seeds. The Collections Range were compiled using sales data from the Darlac brand identifying its fastest moving lines  and included a ‘Best Sellers’ range and specific specialist ranges such as the ‘Expert Range’, the ever popular ‘Swop Top System’ and more. “We offer a fantastic range of quality cutting tools and other garden equipment,” said newly…

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Information trade fair GrootGroenPlus 2017 – it’s all in the app

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The program of trade fair GrootGroenPlus, the trade fair for the green industry that will take place in Zundert (NL) from 4 – 6 October, is starting to come together. The participants receive their construction information, the central square is being set up, and of course, there is a lot of room for (large) green decorations. There is also more information available about speakers and visitors.  App is active This year, it is once again possible to use the GrootGroenPlus app. This is available for free through the App Stores and offers information about your stay, the program, speakers, and…

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Glee New Product Awards 2017 – Winners announced

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Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2017, at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (11 – 13 September, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers. Entries were submitted into twelve key garden retail categories, comprising: Best Retail Services and Experiences Products Best Outdoor Entertaining Products Best Garden Decoration Products Best Home, Gift and Clothing Products Best Wildlife and Pets Products Best…

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Harrogate Christmas and Gift 2018 – All you want for Christmas, and much more

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With summer now firmly behind us, the industry is gearing up for the most important business event of next year – Harrogate Christmas and Gift, which takes place from 14 to 17 January 2018. The show is one of the fastest growing trade shows for this sector seeing a steady year-on-year increase in both exhibitors and visitors over the last five years and now extends to eight halls of the Harrogate Convention Centre. Space is already at a premium for 2018, with halls A, B, C, D, H and M already fully booked, with space still available in the Kings Suite and…

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Sipcam UK launch new child and pet safe garden products

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Seven new child and pet safe garden care products, including a bug and mildew control and a unique 3-in-1 mycorrhizal product from the ecofective range to be launched at GLEE. Sipcam UK has created this new and specific sub-category from its full range to offer retailers an attractive and highly visible product offer that taps in to increasing consumer demand for child and pet safe products.  The fact they are all bee friendly is an added bonus. The products are all currently used by professional growers and landscapers in the UK and Europe.  The range consists of a Bug and…

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New layout for Scotland’s Trade Fair 2018

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Kicking off the retail buying season next January is Scotland’s Trade Fair from 21-23 Jan 2018, with a new layout and many enhanced features to make navigating and ordering even better for the thousands of shops that visit. The new ‘block’ layout gives greater prominence to the Launch Gallery and Craft Gallery, both areas that research has shown are popular with buyers who are consistently looking for new, original products to stock. Showcase Scotland, the designated area for Scottish exhibitors, will be located at the front of the Show, allowing buyers easier and clearer navigation around the stands. Independent research…

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Wyevale Nurseries – Shine a light on garden design

Wyevale

Retailers, garden designers and landscapers are this month (September, 2017) invited to a free event at one of the UK’s leading nurseries to explore the use of lighting in outdoor spaces. Wyevale Nurseries, which is located in Hereford, has teamed up with Landscapeplus, a leading supplier of garden lighting, to host the event on Thursday, September 21 from 6pm. Adrian Hoare, garden design and domestic landscape sales manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “During the evening we’ll be exploring the use of lighting in garden design. The event will commence with a tour of the nursery, taking in the diverse range of…

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