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

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

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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

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

GroZone

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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Garden Futures Conference 2017 line up announced

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Garden retail – the great escape – is the theme for this year’s HTA Garden Futures Conference and Dinner, sponsored by Hozelock, which takes place on Wednesday 4 October at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. This one day conference and dinner is aimed at all those from across the garden industry from business owners to directors and managers. The theme of this year’s one-day strategic event reflects the role of both gardens and garden centres as an escape and focuses on the benefits, positive role and unique opportunities that this provides for the industry. It also tackles key issues impacting the…

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Wilkinson Sword set to showcase elite cutting collection at Glee 2017

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Wilkinson Sword will be unveiling a premium range of cutting tools at GLEE 2017, the UK’s leading garden retail event, as well as celebrating some of the brand’s most successful products from the past year. The Elite Cutting Collection, launching at the show this year, is perfect for those looking to upgrade their tired old tools with something a bit special. The range is comprised of a refined selection of premium garden tools ready to provide cutting-edge performance, precision, and comfort. Individually crafted with superior Japanese SK3 steel blades, strong dual cast housing with integrated shock absorption system and lightweight…

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Famous names sign up for Floradecora 2018

Floradecora

Fresh flowers and plants are gaining ever greater importance in the retail trade – whether as seasonal decoration for the home, for a festive table at birthdays, weddings and the like, as an attractive gift to take along as a guest – or, indeed, even as a fresh addition to product displays in the shop window and in the shop interior. The demand is for easy-care and long-lasting products, which give people an appetite for bringing more fresh greenery into the home or giving it as presents. In order to meet this increased demand and, at the same time, generate…

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News brands and new products from SBM Life Science on show at GLEE

Science

SBM Life Science, responsible for Baby Bio®, Phostrogen®, Provado® and Toprose, is bringing its new business strategy – New Time, New Way – to life at GLEE with the launch of new brands and new products. Darren Brown, Head of SBM Life Science Limited, explained: “Our new strategy reflects the very different approach we are now taking in the market.  Encompassing changes and trends in the garden care sector, we are investing to provide gardeners with effective and trusted solutions that are well balanced and ‘In Tune with Nature’. “We are excited about our first visit to GLEE as SBM Life…

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Burgon & Ball bigger and better than ever at Glee 2017

Burgon

Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established designer and manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, will be at this year’s GLEE exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC to launch its biggest-ever collection of new products. With a reputation for innovation and new product development, Burgon & Ball’s stand (19C26-E27) is a must for all show visitors, with more than 70 innovative new products being unveiled at the show – and if past performance is anything to go by, there’ll be future best-sellers on show! In the spotlight will be a stunning new range of stylish indoor plant pots, tapping into the trend for…

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GCA’s South Thames area winners revealed

Thames

The winners of the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) South Thames regional awards were revealed during a presentation evening yesterday (Wednesday, July 26, 2017) at Castle Gardens in Dorset. The title of Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category was awarded to Haskins Garden Centre – Roundstone and the Garden Centre (GC) category award went to Squires Garden Centre – Hersham. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: “This was our fourth regional awards meeting of the month and it was a great success. I’d like to offer thanks to Castle Gardens for being brilliant…

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GCA reveals North East and North West regional winners

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North East and North West regional members of The Garden Centre Association (GCA) are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening yesterday (Wednesday, July 19, 2017) at Klondyke Strikes Wilmslow Garden Centre. In the North East, Cowell’s Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category and Tong Garden Centre received Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre category. In the North West Fron Goch Garden Centre (GC) and Bents Garden & Home (DGC) received the accolade. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: “The second round of…

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