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

Squire’s given ‘Best Garden Centre’ accolade by The Express

Squire's

Squires Garden Centres are celebrating after being awarded the title of ‘Best Garden Centre’ at the Express Home and Living Awards 2017. Squires, an independent family-owned business with 15 garden centres across the South East, fought off strong competition to take home the prestigious award. A star-studded ceremony was held last Thursday 26th October in London’s West End, where the biggest and brightest names in homes and gardens were celebrated. Daily Express owner Richard Desmond championed the awards as a tribute to businesses that turn our houses and flats into happy living spaces. The judging panel included Mr. Desmond, as…

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Vital Earth launch SupaGrow as they split from Bord Na Mona

Vital Earth

This summer Vital Earth and Bord Na Mona decided to split from their joint venture, which saw Vital Earth distribute the GroWise growing media range to national and independent garden centres in the UK since 2011. The company still retains the same aim, which is to eliminate the use of peat and meet the government 2020 peat free target. In June 2017 further significant investment has been made into the in-vessel composting plant and the bagging operation at Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Vital Earth have now entered a new agreement with the Aggregates R Us Group, which allows shared knowledge of packed…

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DLF Seeds Ltd confirms exclusive deal to distribute MossOff Chemical Free in UK

DLF

DLF Seeds Ltd is delighted to announce a new partnership with VivaGreen Group which will see them provide even more innovative gardening solutions to the garden centre market. DLF will act as a distributor of VivaGreen’s products in the UK, representing the range of MossOff Chemical Free products, and will be selling them through the independent garden centre channel with immediate effect. Both the Multi-Surface and Lawn versions of MossOff Chemical Free will be sold alongside the DLF market-leading consumer facing brand, Johnsons Lawn Seed. All current MossOff Chemical Free orders will be fulfilled through the new distribution agreement and…

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Haskins garden centre is set to expand despite fears over Green Belt land

Haskins

Plans to refurbish a Haskins garden centre have been given the go-ahead despite fears over the effect on green belt land. An application was made for the Haskins Snowhill Plant and Garden Centre in Copthorne to demolish existing buildings, erect new buildings and enlarge the car park. An additional 100 car parking spaces are proposed in place of the existing dwelling at Oakleigh House to the north while plans for new access to the site from Newchapel Road were also submitted. A spokesman for Haskins said the plans for the new centre will offer customers a “significantly improved shopping and…

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Coleman’s garden centre in Templepatrick opens after £5 million revamp

Coleman's

The first stage of a multi-million pound revamp of Coleman’s Garden Centre – resulting in the creation of 100 new jobs – has been officially opened in Templepatrick. An established brand in the gardening sector for over 50 years, Coleman’s has been expanded to include a new 23,000 square foot under-cover site, including garden shop and restaurant. This will be followed by phase two of the development plans: an additional 32,000 square feet of garden centre retail which is scheduled to open next Easter. Speaking at the launch of the £5 million project on Tuesday, Richard Fry, managing director of…

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Paul Hilliam Appointed Christchurch Stewarts Garden Centres Manager

Paul Hilliam

After a retail career that has taken Paul Hilliam across the UK after starting with the Great Mills chain and various locations with the Dobbies Garden Centre Group, Dorset born Paul has returned to his hometown having been appointed Centre Manager of one of the UK’s longest established Garden Centres in Christchurch. Martin Stewart, Managing Director of the Dorset based Stewarts Garden Centres, says that he is delighted that Paul has joined the team and will play an important role with the company that can trace its origin back to 1742.  Since opening the country’s first Garden Centre in October…

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Wyevale upgrades EPOS with Oracle

Oracle

Oracle has announced that it has won the deal upgrade the Wyevale Garden centre EPOS systems. The deal is allegedly worth about £7.5 million. It will see the MICROS system Retail J replaced by Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service, the latest MICROS hardware and Oracle Retail Customer Engagement. Oracle Retail consulting will complete the work. It is part of a major transformation project that was started by the new leadership in 2014. Roger Mclaughlan Chief Executive Officer, Wyevale commenting in the 2016 annual report said: “A key focus of the strategy is for the Group to improve its core systems and processes. A project has been started…

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Council’s new nursery kick-started by Johnsons of Whixley

Johnsons

Johnsons of Whixley’s Garden Centre Sales division has supplied approximately 64 trolleys worth of stock to The Arium in Leeds, a new City Council led initiative to provide horticultural support to all areas of Leeds. The Arium is the name for the newly-opened Leeds Parks Plant Nursery, which will grow more than three million plants a year for the city’s parks, roundabouts, flower beds, school grounds and other locations across the city. The new nursery opened for business on Thorner Lane in the Scarcroft area of the city on Saturday 7 October and has enjoyed excellent footfall and levels of…

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DLF Seeds Ltd confirms exclusive deal to distribute MossOff Chemical Free in UK

DLF

DLF Seeds Ltd is delighted to announce a new partnership with VivaGreen Group which will see them provide even more innovative gardening solutions to the garden centre market. DLF will act as a distributor of VivaGreen’s products in the UK, representing the range of MossOff Chemical Free products, and will be selling them through the independent garden centre channel with immediate effect. Both the Multi-Surface and Lawn versions of MossOff Chemical Free will be sold alongside the market-leading consumer facing brand, Johnsons Lawn Seed. All current MossOff Chemical Free orders will be fulfilled through the new distribution agreement and any…

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Industry backs Glee at Spring Fair 2018

Glee

In early 2017, Glee, the UK’s leading annual exhibition for the garden retail industry, announced it will be become a biannual event with the opening of a Glee concession show at Spring Fair 2018 (February, NEC Birmingham). Since this announcement, the garden retail industry has been quick to show its support of this new chapter for Glee.  Leading trade associations, GIMA, The HTA and Gardenex have all confirmed they will be supporting Glee at Spring Fair, with all maintaining a presence at the event in February. GIMA has also confirmed it will also be bringing its popular Buyer Connect event,…

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