April 25, 2018


Lubera’s new edibles so far for 2018 -

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Historic Farplants Launch: Small Plants for Small Spaces -

Monday, April 23, 2018

Profits bloom at Scottish garden centre firm -

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Is your website GDPR compliant? -

Saturday, April 21, 2018

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

A summer of colourful blooms with Dahlia


Dahlias are one of the longest flowering plants starting in the summer months and carrying on until the autumn frosts, and have been named as the HTA’s Plant of the Month for July. It provides a long season of fabulous garden colour in late summer as other flowering plants begin to fade and can be grown in both beds and patio pots if space is limited. The Dahlia has an interesting history. The first tubers arrived in Europe at the end of the 18th century, sent over to Madrid by the Spanish settlers in Mexico. Andreas Dahl after whom the…

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Bermuda promises magical profits from spooky Halloween misters


Bermuda, the water garden brand of Solus Garden & Leisure, has introduced two new illuminated misters to attract buyers for the Halloween season. Both the triple outdoor and single indoor misters can be ordered with a slip-on full colour laminated Halloween packaging sleeve for a special seasonal offer. The triple outdoor mister has been re-named ‘Spooky Fog’ for the occasion, whilst the single indoor version is known as  ‘Witches Mist’. At the flick of a switch the multi-coloured light units emit a mysterious and eerie mist which instantly conjures up that spooky Halloween atmosphere. Outdoors, the garden is enveloped in…

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The path to contentment starts with the Fiskars XL Leaf rake


Let’s face it, there is no shortage of rakes on the market but the Fiskars XL Garden leaf rake offers so much more than just a fine looking tool. In simple terms, it’s huge and for consumers keen to minimise the task of leaf clearing, it’s the best rake for the job. New to the UK, the XL Garden Leaf rake is already the best selling Fiskars leaf rake in France and it’s certain to be a successful addition to the UK garden sector. With 27 variable tines spanning an impressive 65 cm, the plastic head has just the right…

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£14m Waitrose / Notcutts plans submitted for Bagshot


PLANS for a major new retail development in Bagshot have been lodged with Surrey Heath Borough Council following a lengthy consultation process. Waitrose is proposing to create a new 21,000 sq ft food store at the site of London Road garden centre Notcutts, which will also see its ageing store receive a complete revamp as part of the deal. The joint plans were submitted to the council at the end of last week after indicative drawings for the £14 million proposals were published in January. More than 650 people attended a public exhibition in February where 401 representations were made,…

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GreanBase gets set for Glee 2013


This September GreanBase, the company behind the popular Wheelbarrow Booster – as seen on BBC Dragon’s Den, will be back at Glee with a selection of new and innovative products that are set to excite the UK garden retail market! New from GreanBase – The Grumpy Gardener The Grumpy Gardener range is the first all-encompassing garden accessories range from GreanBase.  Featuring the charming ‘Grumpy Gardener’ character, the range is set to appeal to both male and female gardeners who are looking for a stylish alternative to the chintz and heritage designs that are currently flooding the market.  Products within the…

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Floramedia develops ‘Live Life in your Garden’ concept

Live life in your garden

ONE OF the UK’s leading horticultural design and print companies has this month (June, 2013) developed a new concept for retailers called ‘Live Life in your Garden’. Floramedia’s marketing idea is focused on encouraging customers to make the most of their garden space and to buy from lots of different lines in the garden centre. Phil Mabon, Creative Manager at Floramedia, said: “We wanted to help retailers and get more people spending through all the different departments. People do often view their garden as an additional room that has many uses. “We want to encourage people to spend more time…

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Parkers Nurseries win Best Plant Display at HTA National Plant Show


The award for Best Plant Display, sponsored by HTA News, announced on the second morning of the HTA National Plant Show, has gone to Parkers Nurseries for their innovative display of plants and takeaway ideas for garden retailers. This year was no exception with regard to quality of plants and the ways in which they were displayed and judges Kate Lowe, Editor of Horticulture Week, Kevin Waters from Kevin Waters Consultancy and HTA Treasurer David Norman from Abercorn Garden Centre were faced with a tricky task in identifying the best. Judge and merchandising expert Kevin Waters explains why the display…

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Chris retires after 25 years at Millbrook Garden Centre

Garden Centre

CHRIS Francis from Crowborough celebrated her retirement yesterday (June 25, 2013) with a special presentation after 25 years of service at a garden centre in the town. Chris, who was a Garden Centre Assistant at Millbrook Garden Centre, started working at the centre on April 1, 1988 and her retirement presentation took place on June 25. Tammy Woodhouse, Managing Director of Millbrook Garden Centre, which is located on Tubwell Lane in Jarvis Brook, said: “We are extremely grateful for the dedication shown during the past 25 years by Chris. We are very sad to see her retire. She was very…

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Mattocks rebrands to support retailers


Mattocks Roses, a subsidiary of John Woods Nurseries, the award-winning commercial grower and supplier of plants to retailers across the UK, has launched a major rebrand as part of its commitment to supporting retailers. Covering a wide range of newly designed in-store display and promotional materials, the rebrand consolidates their position as a modern, contemporary business that provides plants of luxurious quality and distinction. The new materials have been designed to help retailers enhance shelf displays and promote the roses as the ideal gift. Mattocks was established in 1875, since when it has earned a reputation for introducing novel disease…

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The Frosts Garden Centre Group has just signed an exclusive deal with TV personality and award-winning celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin to provide a bespoke garden design service called Inspired Gardens. Aimed at the discerning customer looking to achieve the most inspirational and imaginative of all gardens, the well-known presenter, author and award winner for designs at the Chelsea Flower Show, will use his expertise and imagination to create bespoke gardens through the Frosts Garden Design Team. “This is the first of its kind of partnership across the Garden Centre Industry and a huge coup for Frosts”, says James Frost, Managing…

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