January 21, 2018

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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

Are millennials driving houseplant sales in garden centres? -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chris Pateman appointed as HTA Chair -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Retail industry welcomes progress on Brexit talks -

Monday, December 11, 2017

HTA: In search of berried treasure

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Berry-bearing trees and shrubs come into their own in autumn, creating colourful displays that last well into winter, which is why they have been chosen as the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Moment for October. From elderberries to rose hips, crab apples to firethorns, the addition of “berrying” plants adds a new dimension to any garden, with plants carrying fruits and berries through autumn and into winter. Berry-producing plants also provide home grown food for hungry birds and wildlife too, enhancing their appeal and value to the garden. Evergreen shrubs provide structure and form to the garden throughout…

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Herb supplier in Chedburgh opens new plant and garden centre

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A herb supplier in Chedburgh has opened a new garden centre at its site and says early days are proving very successful. Andrew Frewer runs the family wholesale business English Country Herbs at Bury Road, Chedburgh and decided to make use of a large empty glasshouse to grow plants to retail direct to the public. Some 80,000 plants were grown from seed to produce a flourishing crop of autumnal and winter plants and so the Chedburgh Plant Centre was born. Andrew, 63, has been growing herbs for 32 years and continues to supply restaurants and hotels with herbs packed at…

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Coolings Nurseries expands to Kent site

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Coolings Nurseries, known for their plant retailing in Sevenoaks, have recently agreed to purchase the well-respected retail business known as The Potted Garden Nursery, which is located very close to Leeds Castle in Kent. Chairman Paul Cooling said: “We are over the moon to welcome the new team into the Coolings family.  The focus on plants has always been paramount at Coolings and we look forward to being part of the next chapter in the history of this new site”. Managing director, Gary Carvosso, commented: “We will work with the current team to further improve what is already a successful…

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Longacres opens news unmanned concession

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Ladies fashion wear brand Klass have opened in yet another garden centre; this time within market leading group Longacres’ Bybrook Barn Ashford. The 400 sq ft unmanned concession is positioned on the main walkway adjacent to their existing own-clothing offering. “The invitation into one of the Longacres centres as their only clothing concession is a partnership that we are thrilled about and, along with all of our existing garden centre partners, we hope to grow and strengthen that relationship in the future” commented David Cohen, Klass retail operations director In the last 5 years, Klass has established itself as the…

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Boyd Douglas-Davies awarded the HTA Pearson Medal

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Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of Hillview Garden Centres, was awarded the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures dinner, which took place at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire on 4 October. This award, in memory of the HTA’s first general secretary Charles Pearson, is presented annually to an individual for outstanding service to the garden industry. With over 30 years of experience in the UK retail industry, specialising in garden and shopping centre operations, Boyd is always eager to develop new sales channels and revenue streams. Having started his career working at his father’s garden centre as a schoolboy he…

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Sale of Selby Garden Centre

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Alexander Mackie Associates Ltd. are delighted to announce the private and confidential sale of Selby Garden Centre located at Hull Road, Osgodby, Selby, North Yorkshire on behalf of their clients Mr. & Mrs. Ward to Mr. Noble of Victoria Farm Garden Centre & Café located at Guisborough Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire. Selby Garden Centre is a family run circa 5.25 acre (2.12 hectare) garden centre, originally purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Ward in 2000, it has been sold to facilitate Mr. & Mrs. Ward’s retirement. Victoria Farm Garden Centre & Café is another family run business, originally opened in 2003…

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BRC: Some welcome reassurance for EU nationals amidst PM’s speech

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Responding to the Prime Minister’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference today, Helen Dickinson OBE, chief executive of the BRC said: “In what turned out to be the most dramatic speech of the party conferences this year, there was a welcome signal of reassurance from the Prime Minister to the thousands of EU nationals that currently live and work in the UK. “The impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on our EU colleagues has been hugely underestimated. They play a crucially important role in the operations of the industry; from head office to stores, and they deserve this…

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Weber launches festive season campaign

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The barbecue experts at Weber® have developed a winter product line-up to provide additional sales and revenue opportunities for retailers.  The range of Weber barbecues, accessories and tools ensures that there is a suitable gift for everyone, from a barbecue beginner to a master griller. From October 2017, Weber has committed to significant investment to help drive sales and inspire people to continue to grill throughout the winter. A heavily supported marketing campaign to drive purchase as a gift will run in the lead up to the festive period and include consumer advertising, in-store point of sale and editorial-led press…

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Briers’ new products reinforce quality

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Launching eight new ranges at this year’s Glee exhibition, leading garden lifestyle brand, Briers, was keen to display its commitment to higher standards for quality and how that has stepped up even further in the last 12 months. Briers kicked off their time at Glee 2017 with the help of designer Julie Dodsworth, as well as showcasing an expanded kids range, together with a new licensed range, Pantone. Briers is unique within its sector, as the only garden clothing manufacturer that employs a dedicated compliance director.  At key points of the sourcing and manufacturing process this role ensures that all…

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Battery giant launches ‘SafeGuard’ sensor light range into the UK market

Safeguard

One of the world’s biggest battery manufacturers has introduced its own range of high-quality outdoor security lights – with a battery life of nearly two years, it is announced. The motion-sensitive and cordless SafeGuard range from GP Batteries are available now with a price range of £24.99 to £49.99. This is the first time the updated range has been made available to the UK market. Home protection is a key benefit, with over 35 million burglaries or thefts recorded in England and Wales in the 12 months to March this year. SafeGuard has already proved popular in the Nordic market due…

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