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

Glee Buyers Power List 2017: the shortlist

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The Glee Buyers Power List has been set-up to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference within the garden retail industry this year. Voting has been open since early summer, with nominations flooding in from all corners of the market. Now, details of those shortlisted having now been confirmed. Formed of the top nominations in each of the five categories, the shortlist is representative of the leading 25+ buyers and buying teams from retailers across the country. The shortlist is now open to the industry to cast their vote for…

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GIMA Awards 2017 – And the winners are……

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The winners of the GIMA awards 2017 have been announced at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales. The pinnacle of the garden retail industry’s calendar, the event has brought together manufacturers, retailers, members of the press and industry figures, to celebrate the 16 highly-deserving winners. This year Westland Horticulture is the proud winner of the GIMA Sword of Excellence, whilst Smart Garden Products has scooped the GCA Supplier of the Year, and Briers take home the Gardenex Export Achievement Award. Elho, Burgon & Ball, Hutton Garden and Landscaping Products, Hawkesmill Nurseries, Forest Garden, Horticulture Trade Association, Fallen Fruits, and Gardman…

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GCA Wales and West regional award winners announced

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The old Railway Line Garden Centre scooped the most awards during the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Wales & West regional awards evening on Thursday, July 13 at Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre in Somerset. The Welsh garden centre took home seven awards including Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category while Bernaville Nurseries in Devon won the same accolade in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: “The first of our regional awards meetings was a great success and we’d like to say a huge ‘congratulations’ to all…

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Bonningtons set to celebrate 50th Anniversary with Open Showroom Event

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In 2017 Bonningtons, the Nottingham based importer and distributor of gardening, home and leisure goods, celebrates 50 years of trading, and is to mark this milestone with a spectacular Open Showroom Event running from 5 – 14 September 2017. With around 2,500 products warehoused in the UK, Bonningtons supplies a broad spectrum of businesses, from high street retail chains, garden centre groups and independent retailers, right through to cash and carry wholesalers, large internet retailers and trade professionals. In 2016 Bonningtons was named one of the UK’s fasting growing SME’s, and in 2017 was listed in the London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000…

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SBM Life Science – A new time, new way

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SBM Life Science, established in October 2016 following the sale of Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced to SBM, is now fully operational throughout Europe and North America and is moving into the next phase of its business development, with its New Time, New Way strategy. This company strategy reflects the very different approach SBM will take in the market over the coming years.  It encompasses some of the significant changes and trends taking place in the garden care sector and aims to intimately connect with gardeners and their gardens, providing them with effective and trusted product solutions that are well…

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Zest4Leisure to wow SOLEX with double decker stand and big reveal of new products for summer 2018

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Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber furniture, is set to astound attendees at SOLEX with its impressive two-tier stand and a range of new innovative products. Building on the existing range of winning products, Zest will be showcasing seven new products at stand 555 including a children’s picnic table, alfresco dining set, corner bench and more. Zest’s new products include: • The Madison Children’s Picnic Table • Denver Arbour Swing • Sophie Bench • Emily Coffee Table/Bench • Emily Corner Bench • Madison Picnic Table • Bahama Large Round Table & 4 Stool Set Steve Morgan,…

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FCL Global Forwarding confirmed as GIMA Awards headline sponsor

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With the annual GIMA Awards just weeks away, final preparations are now underway. However, the event would be nothing without the support of its sponsors. This year FCL Global Forwarding – a multi-model logistics provider specialising in moving products for customers by sea, air, road and rail – is celebrating its fourth year as headline sponsors of one of the garden retail industry’s most popular events. Paul O’Malley, commercial director at FCL Global Forwarding said: “The garden retail industry is a pivotal part of our business, so it’s great to be able to give back through our ongoing sponsorship of…

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The sweet smell of success at Squire’s Rose Show

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Squire’s Garden Centre in Shepperton hosted the Rose Society UK’s southern show on 24 and 25 June, forty years after the first rose show was held at Squire’s and the company has hosted the show every year since then. Rose growers from around the country came to compete in the show, with the some travelling all the way from Teesside and Wales to take part. Colin Squire, chairman of Squire’s Garden Centres presented the prizes, accompanied by the Deputy Mayor of Spelthorne. Neil Duncan was awarded best exhibit in the show. Colin Squire commented: “Roses have such a special place in the…

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Glee 2017: bolder, brighter and brimming with freshness

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Glee is as much a part of the gardening calendar as pruning, the first cut of the lawn and cold crisp mornings that accompany the first trips to the greenhouse. But unlike these annual milestones, Glee is changing; it’s growing and developing for the greater good of garden retailing. As garden retailing continues to look at ways to adapt to changing consumer spending habits, as well as attracting a new pool of customers, so must Glee look at what it offers to the industry it represents. This year, visitors to the show will find a bigger, fresher and bolder Glee…

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Retail Lab @ Glee speaks to creative director, Romeo Sommers

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Please tell me more about your role as creative director of the Retail Lab @ Glee. What does your role entail, and how will it work at the show? I like to think of myself as an ‘inspirator’, meaning I draw inspiration from all aspects of life and my surroundings. My job is to listen to the latest trends, and to interpret them into tangible and workable concepts that can work in a commercial environment. I love to get people outside of their comfort zone, getting them thinking differently about how products are presented, how retailing can be shaped and…

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