January 22, 2018


Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair in February 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20% -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Garden centre in Devon wows customers with new cafe offering including ‘free from’ treats -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Catshill garden centre donates trees to Dudley Zoo -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shoulder To Soldier makes plans at the Bents community allotment -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perrywood presents cheques totalling over £14,000 to chosen charities -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BBC comedian to compere GCA awards dinner -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paradise Park Garden Centre supports town academy -

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New roads mean workers facing job losses at Willesborough Wyevale garden centre -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bonningtons Announces New Website Launch -

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Squire’s in Long Ditton is Garden Centre of the Year -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Donkey Sanctuary thanks Dunbar Garden Centre visitors for their festive support -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Record breaking growth for Farplants’ Christmas offering -

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Notcutts celebrates successful 120th year -

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tong Garden Centre launches staff reward and recognition scheme -

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dogs met Santa at Squire’s -

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bunnings Warehouse opens its first store in South Yorkshire -

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thieves steal thousands of pounds of stock from garden centre in Warmington -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Hawkesmill luanches new Geum For 2018 -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Darlac’s new collections hailed a success


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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GCA reveals Scotland and N. Ireland regional winners


Members of The Garden Centre Association (GCA) in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening yesterday (Thursday, September 7, 2017) at Klondyke Mayfield. In Scotland The Mains of Drum Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category and Simpsons Garden Centre in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category. In Northern Ireland the award for Garden Centre of the Year (GC) went to Creative Gardens Donaghadee. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: “The final regional awards presentation evening was a huge success and it was…

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HTA all set for Glee 2017


The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) are looking forward to welcoming members at Glee next week. They have an increased presence at the trade show this year, partnering with the new Retail Lab @ Glee feature, as well as holding the Annual General Meeting of the HTA, tours of the Retail Lab @ Glee and hosting several seminars. This year the new Retail Lab @ Glee feature has been created by a panel of industry experts, and provides visitors with long-term visions for their retail environments. Focusing on consumer engagement the Retail Lab @ Glee will be located at the very…

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Smart Garden confirms biggest ever product expansion


Smart Garden Products is well known as a company that drives innovation and offers retailers unrivalled bestselling ranges. The 2018 season will be no different as the company confirms its biggest ever product launch at Glee 2017, including extensive new garden décor collections under a new brand called Flamboya. Sales of garden décor products have increased dramatically in recent years, as consumers look for low-cost yet effective ways to personalise their garden spaces. Smart Garden has already successfully tapped into this area with its Ornamental, Topiary, Obelisks, Arches, Wind Spinner and Ménagerie collections. The new-to-market garden décor products – accounting…

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