January 23, 2018

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Garden centres scoop top awards at GCA conference -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Smart Garden Products is bringing the Three Kings brand to Spring Fair -

Tuesday, January 23, 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

Steph McGovern confirmed as HTA Garden Futures Conference 2017 host

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Garden retail – the great escape – is the theme for this year’s HTA Garden Futures Conference and Dinner, 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. This year’s event will be hosted by award winning broadcaster…

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Retail Lab @ Glee: everything you need to know

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Created by a panel of industry experts to create something entirely fresh and new at Glee, the Retail lab @ Glee is set to the be the key focal point of the 2017 show, and will be the exhibition’s interactive hub full of inspiration and the latest trend information. Unlike any previous features at Glee, the Retail Lab will be future facing, providing visiting retailers with a long-term vision for their retail environments. Focussing on consumer engagement, market insight and effective access to future facing trend information, the Retail Lab @ Glee will be located at the very heart of…

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Food to appeal to all the senses at HTA Catering Conference

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This year’s HTA Catering Conference, sponsored by Compass Group UK & Ireland, was once again a great success, with lots of positive feedback delegates taking away some valuable insights from our fantastic speakers. Our Keynote Speaker for day one was Peter Avis, UK Restaurant Manager of the Year. He shared his inspirational story of how he went from a dishwasher to restaurant manager at the prestigious Babylon Rooftop Gardens. Through being encouraged by his managers at the beginning of his career, he was able to see how that company culture helps to empower staff and make them feel like they can…

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Wyevale Nurseries enters Plant Awards at HTA Show

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Wyevale Nurseries has this month entered seven new plants in to the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show. The Hereford-based Wyevale Nurseries has submitted Morus ‘Mojo Berry’, Edelweiss ‘Blossom of Snow’, Alstroemeria ‘Little Miss Zoe’ and Agapanthus ‘His Majesty’ to name but a few, to the event, which takes place on June 20 and 21 at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry. Ben Gregory, product development manager at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “The New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show are sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and showcase the best in new plant…

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Location announced for GCA annual conference 2018

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The Garden Centre Association has announced the 2018 GCA annual conference will be held in the birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from January 21 until 24. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, explained: “It will be hard to top last year’s annual conference, which took place in the picturesque St Andrews in Scotland, as it was such a success but this year we have chosen a location that is steeped in history, Stratford-upon-Avon. “We are thrilled that the conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. It is set in beautiful landscaped gardens…

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcasing extensive range of tools from Wilkinson Sword

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Visitors to this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live will be treated to a fantastic display of cutting-edge gardening tools of premium quality and performance at the Wilkinson Sword stand (G292). The stand will be showcase the brands extensive range of products, including all of the latest in gardening and cutting tools, developed as a result of 100 years in the business. Certain to be of particular interest is the new Garden Multi-Tool, which features a selection of different useful heads. These include a bypass pruner; a straight knife; a stem stripper and a wood saw so it perfectly accommodates various…

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Chelsea Flower Show opportunity for Klondyke’s Sarah Stewart

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Sarah Stewart, Retail Supervisor at Klondyke Garden Centre, Polmont has been selected to take part in this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. She has designed a container that has been chosen to feature on the Peter Seabrook Chelsea show garden ‘40 Sunbury Road’ to celebrate 40 years of Peter Seabrook’s service to the Sun newspaper. Sarah will be planting up the container at the garden centre, ready for it to be transferred to London for the Chelsea Flower Show which begins on 23 May. Sarah will be visiting the show on Thursday 25 May to see her container in situ. This amazing opportunity…

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Pets at Glee: an unrivalled profit opportunity

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With a recent report suggesting that 70% of UK garden centres now feature a dedicated pet care section, it is clear that the UK’s love for their pets shows no sign of slowing.  But more than this, the statistic shows that pet care sales still have room to grow within the garden centre market, offering pet product suppliers the potential to greatly expand their stockists and market visibility. The trade event that offers pet care suppliers the very best opportunity to communicate with garden centre buyers is Glee (11 – 13 September, NEC Birmingham).  As the UK’s leading trade event…

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Hartley Botanic’s 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show trade stand

At 200 square metres, Hartley Botanic’s trade stand at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be one of the largest and most ambitious in its category. The stand, which has been designed by Longview Design, will be built by The Outdoor Room with plants sourced by Burford Garden Company, will feature five handmade greenhouses and glasshouses with show garden worthy planting to demonstrate the huge variety of ways Hartley Botanic greenhouses can be enjoyed by the modern gardener. From a bronze Opus glasshouse filled entirely with rare orchids to a white Grange glasshouse dedicated to traditional fruit and vegetable…

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BOPP – Celebrating 21 years of certification

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To celebrate the 21st anniversary of BOPP (British Ornamental Plant Producers’ certification scheme) a special event for the ornamentals sector is being held on Tuesday 18 July at the HTA offices at Chilton in Oxfordshire. This one day industry seminar will inform members on current industry issues, discuss the importance of certification in the sector and mark the milestone in BOPP’s history. A two-course celebratory lunch will also be provided at the new headquarters of the HTA, which is the home of the BOPP Certification Scheme. Confirmed speakers include Ed Birchall from APHA, Dr Gracie Barrett a AHDB Fellow at…

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