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

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

GIMA Knowledge Exchange: Three one-day interactive workshops focussed on skill building


This autumn, the GIMA Knowledge Exchange Programme will feature three one-day interactive workshops designed to build skills across management and sales platforms. Created in association with Cedar Associates, leaders in business management courses, the three workshops are open to all sales and management personnel, and are designed to optimise working relationships via improved key account management and negotiation skills. This trio of workshops will help attendees to focus on the key aspects of their role, improving efficiencies, team morale and creating a wider sense of ownership through all aspects of their day-to-day operations. The first workshop entitled ‘Leading and Managing…

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New look, new Glee


With a rich 40 year plus history, it’s safe to say that Glee – the leading annual trade exhibition for the garden and outdoor living retail industry – has witnessed somewhat of a style evolution over the last four decades. Now, as we head towards the 2017 show, the show’s branding and creative and has been updated once again, creating a new look that is bolder, brighter and brimming with freshness. Rolled out across Glee marketing collateral, dedicated website and throughout the show itself, the new branding is reflective of the changes taking place at the exhibition. Following a continued…

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Announcing Peter Avis as keynote speaker for HTA Catering Conference


Peter Avis, restaurant manager of Virgin Limited Edition’s Babylon restaurant in London, is set to address delegates at the HTA Catering Conference – ‘A Piece of Cake?’ Sponsored by Compass Group, the conference takes place on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield. From dishwasher to UK Restaurant Manager of the Year, Peter Avis rose through the ranks of the hospitality industry to the rooftop heights of the prestigious Babylon Restaurant through hard work and fierce determination. Peter will share his passion for customer service and responsibility, and draw on his inspirational rags to riches…

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Glee Talking Head: The affordability of gardening – how is it changing?


As over 600 companies start to gear up for another Glee exhibition, the leading show for the garden retail industry, we ask whether the affordability of gardening is changing. Is good, better, best still a thriving approach to range selections? Are high-end price tags enticing more consumers, or is bargain basement still the ultimate winning formula? Here, a number of Glee 2017 exhibitors join the debate, sharing their own thoughts and experiences. Manufacturers of the finest quality agricultural and garden tools, Burgon & Ball is often considered at the top end of the market. Heather Culpan, managing director at Burgon…

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2017 GIMA Charity Golf and Activity Day


Running alongside GIMA’s annual Charity Golf Day, will be the inaugural GIMA Kwik Cricket and Laser Clay Shooting Challenge.  This fun and accessible day will be open to anyone who wants to come along and enjoy some fun and relaxation in the glorious county of Shropshire. Participants will start the day by arriving at the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort, before having coffee and a bacon butty with the golfers.  You’ll then transported to Lilleshall, around 20 minutes from the hotel, for the day’s activities. Set in the shadow of the Lilleshall Monument, you’ll be welcomed to the village cricket ground…

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Masterchef 2016 winner to speak at HTA Catering Conference Dinner


Reining Masterchef champion, Jane Devonshire, will be the speaker at this year’s HTA Catering Conference dinner which takes at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield in June. The dinner, takes place on the evening of Tuesday 13 June, after the first day of the Conference, which this year is sponsored by Compass Group. Since winning MasterChef in 2016, Jane has taken the bull by the food horns and tested herself further by working with a number of amazing chefs including Marcus Wareing, Atol Kochhar, Jason Atherton, Michel Roux and Michael O’Hare at their restaurants. Jane has presented at numerous Food & Drink Shows around…

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New brands announced for Harrogate Home & Gift Show


The organisers of Home & Gift in Harrogate are delighted to confirm that the 2017 event will take place from 16 – 19 July, with a record number of new exhibitors. A key date in the retail buying calendar, this festival gives buyers the opportunity to discover new products, meet new brands for the first time, and purchase from a range of trend-driven areas including gift, design-led gift, home & interiors, greetings & stationery and jewellery & fashion. The event is now in its 51st year and has built up a strong reputation amongst retailers, designers and manufacturers alike, providing a…

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Momentum builds for HTA Nursery Supply Show


The HTA Nursery Supply Show continues to build momentum. Over 30 companies are now signed up to the launch event which will sit alongside the 8th HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, on the 20 – 21 June. The extensive range of companies will be showing the latest trends and innovations in Growing Media, Polytunnels, Labelling, Irrigation, Potting Sundries and much more. Some of our latest editions to the line-up include New Leaf Irrigation, Bathgate Horticulture, Clover Peat, Teal International, Twinplast and Hortec. A full list of confirmed bookings can be found on the show website www.nurserysupplyshow.co.uk One of…

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HTA Catering Conference and Dinner: A taster to whet your appetite


Recruitment, food psychology, barista training and communicating allergens are the latest topics to be added to the programme of the HTA Catering Conference – A Piece of Cake? which takes place on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield. The two-day conference and dinner, sponsored by Compass Group, is a must attend event for all garden centre catering operators, from business owners and garden centre managers to catering managers, chefs and front of house staff. With a focus on strategy and operations on day one and food on day two the programme draws on speakers…

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Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Days raise over £500,000


Garden Re-Leaf Day will be on the 16th March 2018 Early reports indicate that Garden Re-Leaf Day 2017 will stand out as a record breaker in terms of industry participation, sponsorship, and for the grand total raised since 2012 now at an incredible half a million pounds. Walking the walk 100 walkers – the most ever fundraisers for any single Garden Re-Leaf Day event – took part in this year’s walk through Cambridgeshire, which was sponsored by Scotsdales, GTN, LOFA, Outback, Briers, Cadix UK Ltd, GIMA, Kelkay, Town & Country’s Mark Butler, Hozelock, SBM Life Science, Youngs Coaches and Quinton…

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