April 20, 2018

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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

Kemps Plants garden centre expands with five-figure backing from HSBC -

Thursday, March 29, 2018

GCA reveals Scotland and N. Ireland regional winners

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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

HTA

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

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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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See Gardman solar innovation at Glee

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Gardman are set to reveal exciting plans for Cole & Bright, their leading solar lighting brand. Launching at Glee, all their standard Cole & Bright functional lights will now have at least 3 lumens compared to 1 lumen for most of their competitors. As well as building on their successful Cole & Bright UltraBright range from 2016, the company will also be showcasing their brightest performance products with Cole & Bright Professional. These technological improvements will be communicated with clear and simple on-pack iconography and sub-brand packaging that differentiates the three key product ranges, identifying the brand hierarchy and allowing…

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Romiti Vivai to debut at Four Oaks

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Pistoia based Romiti Pietro Vivai will  be making their debut at Four Oaks this week, with Northern Europe Consultant Domenico Guizzo reporting on a positive  six months of trading in the UK on behalf of Romiti Vivai.  The acquisition of Tesi Ubaldo Nursery last year provided the ideal opportunity to establish a solid base in the UK. Landscaping Sector Sales into the Landscaping sector via wholesalers has triggered the decision to show at Four Oaks. Following a record year the nursery is now ready for the new season with a range and quality of plants that are both unique and…

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Only at GLEE: Three months of free online advertising

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Millions of British consumers are clicking on Google AdWords ads every day. Garden Connect helps you to attract visitors from your own area to your garden centre via dedicated AdWords campaigns and effective online bannering. A very smart way to get more footfall into your garden centre and to make it even better: Garden Connect is offering both services the first 3 months for free! How does AdWords work? You can target visitors based on keywords and their location via AdWords. So if consumers are looking for olive trees in Northampton, your garden centre in Northampton can be shown. It…

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Elho joins the Retail Lab @ Glee

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Elho has an increased presence at Glee this year. Elho is showcasing the latest innovations in grow your own, outdoor, indoor and designer pots and planters on their stand. As well, all the pots and planters in the family and wellbeing areas of the Retail Lab are supplied by Elho, following the company’s mission to give room to nature. In the family area of the Retail Lab, Elho shows how green fingers of all ages can get growing – with pots and planters inside and outside the house. Elho’s innovative range of grow tables, grow houses and pots demonstrate how…

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January Furniture Show – get the first look

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With many of the big players in decorative accessories, giftware and small furniture items launching their new collections right at the start of the year, the January Furniture Show is the place to go and get ahead start on what’s new. The January Furniture Show returns for a fourth year in its new format to the NEC in Birmingham, and will feature over 500 UK and International exhibitors showing all kinds of furniture and interiors. Running from Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 January, the show offers Garden Centre retail buyers not only a great opportunity to buy from well known and established…

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2018 RHS Flower Show tickets now on sale

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Public tickets for The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) 2018 Flower Shows including RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments go on sale to the public today, 1 September 2017. The RHS stages an unrivalled portfolio of flower shows* throughout the year, providing a great day out filled with inspirational gardens, stunning floral displays, talks from experts and much more. Get growing this spring at the RHS Flower Show Cardiff (13-15 April) or gain gardening inspiration for the year ahead from the world’s most prestigious flower show, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (22-26 May). Celebrate Summer at the RHS’ newest…

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Romiti Vivai make their Debut at Four Oaks

Pistoia based Romiti Pietro Vivai will  be making their debut at Four Oaks on the 5-3 September. Their Northern Europe Consultant Domenico Guizzo reports on a positive  six months of trading in the U.K. on behalf of Romiti Vivai.  The acquisition of Tesi Ubaldo Nursery last year provided the ideal opportunity to establish a solid base in the UK. Sales into the landscaping sector via wholesalers has triggered the decision to show at Four Oaks. Following a record year, the nursery is now ready for the new season with a range and quality of plants that are both unique and…

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