January 22, 2018

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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

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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Squires garden centre in Chertsey officially opens

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Squire’s chairman, deputy chairman and the Mayor of Runnymede Councillor Alan Alderson officially opened the new Squire’s Garden Centre in Chertsey on Wednesday March 1. A plaque was unveiled on a 300-year old olive tree, which had been planted by Chairman Colin Squire to commemorate the opening of the new centre. An olive tree was chosen as it’s a tree of great vigour, very hardy and easy to grow, and it is a symbol of abundance, glory and peace. Invited guests had a tour of the garden centre, which has a new outdoor plant area and a stylish shop with a…

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Giftware Association hosts Meet the Buyer event

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The Giftware Association (GA) will be holding a Meet The Buyer’ day with a team from The Tillington Group of Garden Centres. The event will take place on May 11 at Brentwood in London. The Tillington Group of Garden Centres is a not-for-profit association of some of the best independent garden centre businesses in the UK that co-operate in buying and marketing. There are 11 member companies with 38 garden centres, representing a combined turnover of more than £200 million. They sell a wide range of products from plants, gardening products and furniture to books, greeting cards and giftware. GA…

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Retailers given the chance to attend PlantFest at Hereford nurseries

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Retailers are being invited to two nurseries in Hereford this month (March, 2017) to attend their PlantFest. Wyevale Nurseries and Allensmore Nurseries will hold the joint open day on Wednesday, March 8 from 9.30am until 5pm. Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re holding the open day event again in collaboration with our neighbours Allensmore Nurseries and customers are encouraged to come and visit both sites in one day. “This year we have decided to make our open day more of a plant festival and will be loading our despatch glasshouse with stunning, eye catching displays…

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