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

La Hacienda set to make its debut at Solex

La Hacienda

La Hacienda, the UK’s leading supplier of products designed to bring warmth and ambience to the garden and home, has revealed further details about its debut appearance at this year’s Solex exhibition (8th – 10th July, NEC Birmingham). Carrying on its theme for expansion that has shaped much of the company’s success within 2013, La Hacienda will be using Solex as a showcase for its ever growing product offering.  From newest additions to its outdoor electric heater range, to new chimeneas, firebasket and firebowls designs, there will be something to excite and entice retailers onto the La Hacienda stand. Simon…

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Glee Food & Catering Zone to help garden retailers grow profits

Glee

With catering and food sales continuing to offer major add-on profit opportunities for garden centres, leading garden trade show Glee (15 – 17 September, NEC Birmingham) organised by i2i Events Group, will be offering retailers extensive inspiration at a more prominent Food & Catering Zone this year, supported by expert sponsors Vision Commercial Kitchens. The Glee Food & Catering Zone, now in its second year, is designed to give garden retailers an unrivalled opportunity to gather best practice examples, advice, contacts and products to help them initiate or improve their catering offering. As well as a wide range of exhibitors…

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Eleven British firms head for National Hardware Show In Las Vegas

Eleven UK suppliers of garden and leisure products are exhibiting their latest products in the British pavilion at the National Hardware Show being held in Las Vegas between 7 and 9 May this year.  The firms form part of a group organised by the Gardenex export federation, which has taken a British contingent to the show for the past 18 years.  The UK garden and leisure industry will also be represented in a British information stand, organised and manned by the Gardenex team, who will be on hand to assist the British exhibitors on site and to provide a free-of-charge…

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Glee appoints new event manager

Glee

Event organisers, i2i, have revealed that the show will now continue under the watchful eye of Matthew Mein, who has been appointed as Glee’s event manager. A well-known face within the industry, Matthew has worked on the show for over seven years and has been involved in every sector of the show.  From plants, paving to peat, Matthew has an unrivalled knowledge of the garden, leisure and landscaping industries as well as an in-depth understanding of the marketplace. Matthew is highly experienced in events and will be instrumental in the continued development of Glee, leading the show’s sales team as…

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Plenty of ‘Food for Thought’ at HTA Garden Centre Catering Conference

The key ingredient to creating a successful destination garden centre restaurant is to have a point of difference that set’s you apart from the rest’. This was the message from Alan Roper from the Blue Diamond Group at last week’s sell out HTA Garden Centre Catering Conference, sponsored by Vision Commercial Kitchens, which took place in Birmingham. The event brought together those involved in garden centre catering – from small independents to the larger chains. Catering continues to play a fundamental role in garden centres with some operations contributing as much as 35% to turnover in some outlets. HTA Market Information…

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National Hardware Show in Las Vegas government funding secured by Gardenex

The Gardenex export federation has secured funding under the UK Trade & Investment’s Trade show Access Programme, which will provide £1,800 grants for eligible firms wishing to display their products at the National Hardware Show (NHS) in Las Vegas in 2013.  An important and popular sector of the show is the lawn, garden and outdoor living sector.  The 27,000 visitors to the National Hardware Show will be representing hardware chains, home centres, department stores, mail order/internet companies, mass merchandisers, garden centre chains and buying groups. The Gardenex export federation is organising a British group at this important show that is…

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