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

Squire’s plant show heralds start of gardening season

plant show

Squire’s Garden Centres held their annual plant show at Squire’s in West Horsley on Thursday 8th February. Thirty two suppliers from across the UK and abroad came to showcase their latest plants. Exciting new varieties on display included Hosta ‘Autumn Frost’, Hebe ‘Joan Mac’, Pieris ‘Polar Passion’, Jacob’s Ladder ‘Kaleidoscope’ and Raspberry ‘Little Red Princess’. Squire’s Plant Managers were treated to a preview of some of the stunning plants that will soon be on sale to the public, and they also voted for their best performing supplier in two categories – Hardy Plants & Bedding Plants. Barnsfold won ‘Best Bedding…

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Two new appointments at garden tools specialists Darlac


Garden tools specialists Darlac are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Owen as business development manager. Chris joins Darlac from Mr Fothergill’s, the seed company which recently acquired Darlac and where Chris worked previously as a territory manager. In addition to all existing Darlac accounts, Chris’s responsibilities will include spearheading new business opportunities with garden centres. He will personally present Darlac’s extensive collection of tools and equipment to retailers, ensuring that this quality brand is at the forefront of Buyers minds as they prepare to stock up for next season, and he will also look after a new sales…

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Notcutts appoints new trading director


Family-owned garden centre group, Notcutts, has announced the appointment of Sarah Silverwood as trading director. Sarah has been acting as interim commercial director at Notcutts since May 2017 and has a wealth of past experience in trading and commercial roles, having previously fulfilled roles with Dreams, Wyevale, Habitat, Homebase and Argos. Commenting on the appointment, Nick Burrows, CEO said: “During her time at Notcutts as interim commercial director, Sarah has already brought strong leadership and vision to our trading operations and forward strategy. She has become a valued member of our executive team and her knowledge and expertise adds a…

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Barrus appoints new sales and technical manager for Garden Division


E P Barrus Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Noble to the role of field sales and technical manager for the Garden Division. After 19 years’ service with Barrus, Phil will be stepping up from his position as Area Sales Manager to head up one of the most respected sales teams in the industry. Phil has a long track record in the garden machinery sector gaining extensive experience working in both technical and sales positions for a number of garden machinery companies and dealerships. Working alongside his predecessor at Barrus, Martin Wasley, who will retire at the…

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Decco appoints Debbie Paterson as new area sales manager


Leading home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has appointed respected hardware, DIY and garden operator, Debbie Paterson as its new area sales manager in Scotland. Debbie will be looking after Decco’s many home and garden customers in Fife, Angus and the West of Scotland. Based in Decco’s Perth depot Stuart and McIntosh, she will spearhead business development across the territory.  Debbie has more than twenty years’ experience in sales and sales management with the last six years specialising in DIY, home and garden products through the independent retail sector. Her most recent role was in sales management at Stax. Commenting…

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Briers strengthens supply chain with expanded sales team


Fashion-led garden clothing and giftware company Briers has further increased investment in its sales management team, with new team members added following on from appointments made throughout the year to strengthen the supply chain.  The expansion of Briers’ workforce comes as the company experiences an increase in demand and expanded worldwide distribution. At the beginning of the season Briers appointed Charlotte Prentice from Suttons as national sales manager, with Chris Keightley as international sales manager. In the last twelve months the company also brought in Tahnee Miles as head of supply chain and Collette Pope as project manager. Tara Truman…

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Stewarts acquires Abbey Garden Centre


The Abbey Garden Centre at Titchfield in Hampshire has been acquired by Christchurch based Stewarts Garden Centres.  The 7 acre site, which has been associated with growing since the sixties with its lines of greenhouses, is an ideal sister centre for the long established Stewarts horticultural business. Managing director Martin Stewart said: “It feels totally right for us.  We are so impressed with the team there. We have found our niche with medium sized, earthy garden centres. This fits perfectly and is unique with the Abbey behind it. We are going to be careful to gain the views of loyal…

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Perennial seeks to strengthen trading arm by recruiting new trading manager


Are you looking for a new career challenge within the garden retail sector? Then consider applying to be the next trading manager for the charity who looks after everyone working in, or retired from, the world of horticulture. Perennial has been helping people and their families in difficulty since 1839. Perennial provides free, confidential support and advice to people for as long as they need it, sometimes this can be for the rest of their lives. This new role is an opportunity for an enthusiastic retailer with a ‘can do’ attitude to build the charity’s trading arm, GRBS (Enterprises) Ltd, for the future. …

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New gravel, birdhouses and fire pit slated for Glee by Deco-Pak


Visitors to Deco-Pak double stand (Hall 20, stand K30) at Glee this year will get the chance to view many brand new product additions that are set to take the company further into the outdoor living and gift market, as well as cement its place as a leading landscaping supplier. The Heritage Stone Co. range that has proven so successful in retailer trials this year, is going to be the centrepiece range on the paving and aggregates stand, being made available to all customers in new packaging for the first time.  Deco-Pak’s fun-loving team are also preparing a special kiss-me-quick…

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Stewart Garden top planter supplier at Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase


Stewart Garden had a major presence at this year’s Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase at Milton, near Banbury that took place from 11 to 29 July. The company was the main planter supplier to the trade event and also featured in designed gardens across the site. Exhibits included schemes pairing Ball Colegrave’s plants with the Varese, Lead Effect, Blenheim and Sylvan planters. Also there was the striking red geranium display in the Corinthian Black planter. Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase Exhibits at the event demonstrated to trade buyers how they can make the most of the market potential of bedding in planters. As patios become…

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