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

Momentum builds for HTA Nursery Supply Show

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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

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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

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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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Introducing the Retail Lab @ Glee, in association with the HTA

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As preparations get underway for Glee 2017, the show’s organisers – Ascential Events – has teased details of its latest show feature – the Retail Lab @ Glee. Set to the be the key focal point of the 2017 show, the Retail Lab @ Glee will be the show’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. The Retail Lab @ Glee will be made a reality under the watchful eye of creative director,…

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Flemish pavilion confirmed for Glee 2017

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Keeping plants at the heart of the show, the organisers of Glee – Ascential Events – is pleased to announce that the 2017 exhibition will be home to its very first Flemish growers pavilion, thanks to the recent confirmation that VLAM, Flanders’ Agricultural Marketing Board, will be joining this year’s show. Belgium ranks on the fifth place as European exporter of ornamental plant products, after the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and France. Its showpieces include the azalea and the pot chrysanthemum, both of which will be out in force at Glee 2017.  The Flemish Pavilion (Hall 20, stand H30) will be…

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Glee and the HTA confirm new three year agreement

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The organisers of Glee, Ascential Events, are pleased to confirm that the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has confirmed its ongoing support of the show, with a new three-year agreement.  This renewed partnership will see the HTA share its industry leading knowledge and insight to help add even more value to Glee, providing benefits for visitors and exhibitors alike until 2019. As one of Glee’s supporting trade associations, the HTA brings a lot to the table. In addition to providing its leading market-reports and data to the team throughout the year, the HTA also works in conjunction to develop Glee’s seminar content each…

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HTA Catering Conference and dinner

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Catering continues to play a huge role in the make-up of garden centres accounting for in excess of 25% of sales in many cases. Over half of all garden centres have a café or restaurant with many having invested further to increase their covers and grow their offer. Complex businesses in their own right, there are many elements to consider from menu planning, cost control and staff recruitment to menu development, service options, allergens and much more. Help is on hand! Bookings are now being taken for the HTA Catering Conference and Dinner – A Piece of Cake? which takes…

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A million thanks to Garden Re-Leaf supporters – a message from Linda Petrons on behalf of Greenfingers

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This Friday, hundreds of you will host quizzes, garden tours, cake sales, Plant-athons and post #gluvies – all in celebration of Garden Re-Leaf Day 2017. To drum up support we like to think of Garden Re-Leaf as a great way to kick start that all important early spring buzz in garden centres – but what does your support really mean to our small but impactful national charity? First of all, I must take this opportunity to thank you all so much for registering to take part in this year’s event.  We have once again been overwhelmed by the generosity of…

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Visitor numbers grow for PlantFest at Hereford nurseries

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Retailers visited two nurseries in Hereford yesterday (Wednesday, March 8, 2017) to attend their PlantFest and to see new product developments for the coming year. Wyevale Nurseries and Allensmore Nurseries held the joint open day on Wednesday, March 8 for any plant retailer, both existing customers and those who may not have been supplied by either nursery. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We held the open day event again in collaboration with our neighbours Allensmore Nurseries and customers were encouraged to come and visit both sites in one day. “The event was a great success with…

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Mega plant-athons for Garden Re-Leaf Day

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The Garden Re-Leaf Day Plant-athons this year will look to bring an added element of excitement to garden centres when they begin towards the end of next week (from 16th March).  Featuring inter-store competitiveness, a father and son team, and tests of stamina and speed – this year’s participants will be looking to raise more than £23,000 for Greenfingers. Supporting the event nationwide are Elho – supplying pots, and Floramedia – suppling labels – both boosting value to every plant being sold during and after the plant-athons. Last chance to sign up If you would like to set up a…

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