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

Makita UK returning to Saltex


Makita UK will be returning to Saltex this year which takes places at the NEC in Birmingham 1-2 November 2017.  Makita will be on stand K190d within the BALI Zone. The BALI Zone features and promotes leading BALI Registered Affiliate and Contractor members.  Also confirmed for 2017 are Boningale Nurseries, M&M Timber, Green-tech, Ground Control and British Sugar TOPSOIL. The Makita UK stand will showcase the ever-growing garden machinery range suitable for professional landscaping contractors, groundsmen and forestry workers. “We are delighted to be joining the BALI Zone at this year’s Saltex and to be teaming up with other leading…

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Glee 2017: Simon King confirmed as second keynote speaker


Joining Glee’s keynote roster in 2017 will be well-known naturalist, film maker, author and co-designer of several award-winning garden wildlife products, Simon King OBE. Simon will be presenting a special off-one session on Tuesday 12 September (2:10 – 2:30pm within Glee’s seminar theatre, Retail Lab) entitled ‘The Secrets to a Successful Wildlife Garden’. Never before has there been such a wide choice of products to help attract and support wildlife in your garden. Whether you have a square metre in the heart of the city or a rambling spread in suburbia, there are a host of interventions you can make…

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Brookes & Co get creative for Glee 2017


Brookes & Co, the leading UK- based PR and marketing company specialising in the home and garden sector, will be attending this year’s GLEE show in support of a number of its clients, including housewares gadgets company, Creative Products. Based in Staffordshire, Brookes & Co offers PR and marketing services from market research to website design to brand development. With over 30 years experience, the company is renowned for its in-depth knowledge of and insight into the home and garden market. Working with longstanding clients, such as the British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA), Grange Fencing and Eden Greenhouses, Brookes &…

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Interview with Glee’s keynote speaker, Nick Bailey


1. After 27 years’ experience in the horticultural industry, what continues to inspire you about gardening? I am often described as an expert in my field, but I see myself still a student in it. You never stop learning. It’s exciting to still be learning – every day, observing, even if not actually gardening. I enjoy plants and how the environment responds to them.  2. What have been some of the key learnings from your experiences overseas, having worked in Spain, South Africa and Australia?   There have been some key challenges: Plant supply – in UK & Europe we have a huge diversity…

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Ball Colegrave: Rich colours look set for retail sales in 2018


Strong colours certainly look set to be the underlying theme for bedding plant sales in 2018 judging by the response of visitors to this year’s Summer Showcase at our West Adderbury Trial Grounds. Over 3,500 visitors attended the 3 week long showcase, including Growers, Retailers, Parks, Landscapers, Plant Breeders, Garden Writers, Trade Associations, Students and Home Gardeners. Most visitors attending took the opportunity to vote for their favourite variety and by marking it with a Blue Flag. With over 1300 catalogue varieties, 200 new varieties, 700 experimental products and 9 ‘Trends’ colour themes on show, there was certainly plenty to choose from. We are…

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Johnsons Lawn Seed to announce changes to salesforce and ground breaking new product


This Glee, Johnsons Lawn Seed – the UK’s leading grass seed brand – will launch its next bestseller to the market, accompanied by expert advice on maximising lawn seed sales and official announcements regarding its enhanced salesforce. The no.1 lawn seed supplier’s latest innovation comes after yet more developments in state-of-the-art seed production technology.  The new product will feature packaging in line with the rest of the Johnsons Lawn Seed range and work to bolster interest in garden centre lawn care offerings next season. Changes to the salesforce are to be announced at the show, demonstrations of an entertaining new…

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Glee Green Heart grows again for 2017


Reflecting Glee’s ongoing growth, the show’s Green Heart is set to welcome its largest ever number of exhibitors including a wealth of returning and new names. Additionally, it will be celebrating the introduction of its first-ever Flemish Pavilion, plus providing a launchpad for some exciting new product innovations that are unlike any plant varieties seen before. Big name brands such as Wyevale Nurseries, Gardeners Kitchen, Chessum Plants, Golden Grove Nurseries, Anglo Aquatic Plants, , Channel Island Plants, Craigmarloch Nurseries, Darby Nursery Stock, H.S.Hommers, Hawkesmill, Javado, Kilworth Conifers, , Lovania Nurseries Ltd, Morleys Nurseries Ltd, New Leaf Plants, Van Poecke and…

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Kadai Firebowls® set to revolutionise outdoor cooking and leisure at GLEE 2017


Innovation is key to the great success of Kadai Firebowls® by Wilstone, who have been at the leading edge of fire bowl barbecuing for the last decade. Their approach brings together the traditional skills of artisan producers with innovative British designs that have shaped the way fire bowl cookery has evolved. Christo Mckinnon-Wood, co-founder and managing director of Wilstone explained: “The new Holi Grill is an example of innovation in action, our newly designed grill system will be incorporated into the Recycled Kadai Firebowl®, allowing wood or embers to be moved, stoked or replenished without the need to interrupt cooking…

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SolarCentre to launc TrueFlame Solar Torch Light at GLEE 2017


TrueFlame is a beautifully designed solar powered torch light that produces a stunningly realistic flame effect after dark which is totally unique. Perfect for marking borders, flower beds and paths, the TrueFlame Solar Torch Light is fully automatic, wireless and completely solar powered. “We’ve been developing solar lights for over 10 years now, but I think this is probably the most exciting product we’ve ever launched and there’s a real buzz about it in the office” said David Eaton, managing director: “We’ve all seen solar lanterns with a flicker effect, but TrueFlame looks so real it is mesmerising. When people first see it they…

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Smart Garden’s GroZone setting the new standard in patio greenhouses


Innovation and modern, functional design is at the heart of everything Smart Garden does. The company’s latest offering, GroZone, is no exception. Launched last year, the original GroZone Max reinvented the humble patio greenhouse, repositioning it as a high-quality and credible part of the Grow Your Own category. This journey is set to continue with six new designs bolstering the portfolio in 2018. Launching to the garden retail market at Glee, these new greenhouse options will build on the design concept introduced in 2016, creating a truly comprehensive range for the coming season. The latest innovative designs will offer something…

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