April 26, 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

Green Digit expands SeedCell range to three different products


Newcastle based startup Green Digit’s SeedCell range – biodegradable, plantable, seed pods are now available in three different ranges – all made entirely of 100% natural, recycled materials.   Made exclusively in the UK from recycled cardboard pulp and natural glue, SeedCell®, SeedCell Singles™ and Garden in a Box™ all use the same patented technology and allow gardeners of any skill level to grow vegetables, herbs – even trees – completely from scratch. How to use and how it works Soaking a pot of compost or patch of soil in water, the individual cells – once snapped free – can…

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Welsh garden centre adds eco-friendly cafe to its offering


An innovative new cafe is giving its customers a truly eco-friendly experience. The Orange Tree at Pugh’s Garden Village in Wenvoe, on the outskirts of Cardiff is like every other ordinary eatery – offering freshly baked cakes, home-made meals and rich, ground coffee. But unlike others who have only just started to ditch straws, they also give their customers to chance to radically improve their carbon footprint, after implementing a range of environmentally-friendly initatives. As well as all of their packaging and coffee cups being plastic-free, they also use 100% compostable packaging and are striving to become as energy efficient…

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The Klondyke Group sees success with annual plant show


With a hall brimming with quality plants and awash with colour, the Klondyke Group’s  annual Plant Show took place on 22rd February 2018.  Held at the Hallmark Hotel close to Wilmslow Garden Centre over 20 suppliers exhibited at the show. The show, which was attended by the Group’s 22 Plant and Garden Centre Managers and Horticultural Buying Team, gave the perfect opportunity to plan and select stock for the 2018 season by bringing them together with many of the best from the UK plant supply chain. Jon Wilks of Jon Wilks Associates, led a very interactive and highly motivational session on…

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Perrywood Garden Centre suffers loss because of ‘The Beast From The East’


Perrywood Garden Centre, an award-winning garden centre, will lose out on more than £50,000 takings because of the snow blasts last week. The garden centre in Tiptree, shut on the second day of bad weather when many roads across the region became impassable. From Monday to Wednesday the store were £37,000 down, compared to the same three days the week before. Taking into account last Thursday and Friday, manager of the family-run business Simon Bourne, says this will increase to in excess of £50,000. He said: “We would normally take £15,000 per day in that week. On Wednesday we didn’t take…

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David Domoney teams up with Kent & Stowe

David Domoney

Crest Garden Ltd have announced today that David Domoney, Chartered Horticulturalist & Broadcaster will become the Brand Ambassador for Kent & Stowe garden tools effective March 1st 2018. Kent & Stowe garden tools have enjoyed considerable success since their launch in 2014 and David will re-inforce the consumer proposition of expertise, choice and quality. Activity He will be involved in a wide range of consumer and trade activities including monthly blogs, gardening videos, social media, brochures, public appearances and competitions. One of the highlights of the year will be a competition to ‘Win a day with David’ where the lucky…

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Wyevale Garden Centres releases its first garden trends report


Wyevale Garden Centres has launched its 2018 Garden Trends Report, offering an in-depth look at the key influences and insights shaping the UK’s garden retail market – now worth over £5bn annually. The report has gathered the expertise of Wyevale Garden Centres’ senior horticultural team and over 15,000 garden-lovers from across the UK, combined with data to map out what’s gaining ground and losing face in the garden, and the new breeds of British gardeners taking the industry in exciting directions for 2018. The past year has been an exhilarating one for the growth of gardening, as new waves of…

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New triple action soil enricher set to redefine the bagged media sector


A new and sustainable by-product from the renewable energy sector is set to become a benchmark product in the independent garden market for soil conditioners.  The unique technology has been developed and championed by a new joint venture between The Duchy of Cornwall and local Dorset farmers.  The new product, Bloomin Amazing, has the ideal technical properties to make it a high performing mulch, soil conditioner and plant feed all in one multi-purpose product with its’ unique 3 in 1 action making it a real innovation for the bagged growing media sector. With great sustainability credentials, it is poised to…

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Big Drop Brewing Co. increases focus on independent sector

Big Drop

Big Drop Brewing Co., the UK’s first brewing company dedicated exclusively to making only the finest <0.5% ABV beer, is increasing its focus on the independent retail and catering sectors including farm shops, delis, garden and leisure centres, following a wave of new listings across on and off trade outlets.  The show of commitment comes as interest and trial in the low and no alcohol category, amplified by the recent #dryjanuary and #tryanuary initiatives, shows signs of continued growth that will be sustained well beyond these January campaigns. The move follows confidence in the category demonstrated by recent listings in…

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Big rewards with the return of Pimp Up Your Roundup!


‘Pimp Up Your Roundup’ is back. Once again Roundup is challenging independent retailers to demonstrate their creative flair when it comes to their displays this season. With the UK’s number one weedkiller brand back on TV in March and a targeted social media and PR campaign to support its market leading range, Roundup is once again incentivising its retailers to take advantage of increased customer footfall in store. “With our fully integrated marketing campaign, including extensive TV advertising starting before Easter, we will be helping to drive more consumers in to store during the key weedkilling season,” commented Gary Philpotts,…

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Anticipation builds for British Plant Fair

British Plant Fair

With just over a week to go until the much anticipated British Plant Fair, exhibitors and visitors alike are getting ready for the event. The best place to see the best of British growers all under one roof, the fair takes place next week, on Thursday 1st March at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry. Garden Centre buyers will be able to view a vast array of plants which are available to order on the day, all from British Growers. There will be a large selection of the best nurseries from across the UK, exhibiting all in one place, on one day….

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