April 26, 2018


Millbrook Garden Centre: The Dog’s Tale -

Thursday, 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

Smart Garden Products scoops top GCA award

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The Garden Centre Association (GCA) 52nd annual conference and Gala dinner saw the Smart Garden team scoop the prestigious Associate of the Year award, proudly claiming the title as top supplier to the industry. Delighted with the accolade, Sales Director Paul Knott comments “To be rewarded by our customers with such a significant award is an honour.  We are over the moon to be recognised in such a way and will be working hard to ensure that we retain the title”. Managing Director, Jonathan Stobart, adds “This award is a testament to the hard work from everyone in the Smart…

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Record garden centre sales of gift cards over Christmas


Sales of National Garden Gift Card hit record levels over the Christmas period, which will help boost garden centre footfall in the coming season. There are now £4.7m of unspent gift cards in circulation, with most set to be spent in garden centres soon at over 700 redeeming sites. Garden centres can now sell, as well as redeem the cards, helping to drive footfall. Operationally the added benefit with the Garden Gift Card is that all the settlement is carried out electronically and you don’t have to pay in advance for gift card stock, which makes the cash flow so…

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Garden centres scoop top awards at GCA conference

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Garden centres from across the country scooped awards at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 52nd annual conference yesterday (January 22, 2018). The awards were presented to the member garden centres during a ceremony at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon on Monday, January 22. Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of the GCA, said: “It is clear that all of our winners have worked extremely hard during the past year to reach and maintain the very highest of standards in garden centre retail excellence and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of them. Our inspectors were extremely impressed with…

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Smart Garden Products is bringing the Three Kings brand to Spring Fair

Smart Garden products to showcase Three Kings range at Spring Fair

Following on from the huge success at the Harrogate Christmas and Gift Show launch, Smart Garden Products has announced that they are bringing the Three Kings range, their new Christmas brand for the 2018 season, to Spring Fair 2018. Over 60 products to adorn the home and garden, from a warm welcome at the front door to the cosy surround of the fireplace, will be available to see in Hall 2 – Stand 2K29, where buyers can come to discover a collection which has been carefully designed to provide a variety of price-points across multiple categories. Jonathan Stobart, Managing Director…

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Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair in February 2018

Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair

Spring Fair is set to once again host a new range of products launched by UK leading wildlife product designer and manufacturer, Wildlife World. The company is expanding its current range significantly with many exciting new products, as well as several new items especially designed and created in partnership with wildlife author and TV presenter, Simon King OBE. These products carry Wildlife World’s ‘Simon King’ brand. At the show, the company will be showing many new products including the award-winning Dewdrop Wildbird Window Feeder and a new premium National Trust range. Norman Sellers, Managing Director at Wildlife World commented, “We…

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Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20%


Wyevale Nurseries has  announced that its landscape/amenity sales were up 20% year-on-year from July 2017 to the end of December 2017. Wyevale Nurseries’ sales have been driven by a number of factors and one being the continued growth in a number of key sectors including housing, education, leisure and forestry. Adam Dunnett, Sales and Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “We’re delighted with our recent sales figures – it’s a huge increase on last year. Our retail sales also saw a 3% year-on-year increase from July 2017 to the end of December 2017. It’s great news for the…

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Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities


The fantastic Christmas grottos at Squire’s Garden Centres have helped raise £21,380.30 for numerous local charities. Squire’s customers donated this huge sum of money while visiting Santa in his grotto over the Christmas period. Customers also threw money into special wishing wells and fountains, and put money into collection pots at Squire’s, all of which is being donated to charity. Some of the local charities that have benefitted from the generosity of Squire’s customers include Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre, Walton on Thames Charity, Princess Alice Hospice, The Samson Centre for MS, Dyscover, Richmond Carers Centre, Alzheimer’s Dementia Support, West…

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Garden centre in Devon wows customers with new cafe offering including ‘free from’ treats

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A garden centre in Devon is wowing its visitors with not only quality, locally-produced food but also delicious vegan, gluten and dairy-free options to meet every dietary need. St John’s Garden Centre is a family business that has been running for more than 50 years, and has grown in popularity thanks to its newly-revamped Conservatory Café. Now run by the three Oliver brothers – Nick, Simon and Tom – the centre began as a smallholding for planting, harvesting and selling vegetables from its site at the bottom of St John’s Lane. It has since gone from strength to strength and now boasts…

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Catshill garden centre donates trees to Dudley Zoo


Big cats at Dudley Zoo will soon have a ‘tree-mendous’ addition to their new enclosure, thanks to a Catshill garden centre. Surplus potted Christmas trees from Willowbrook Garden Centre in Stourbridge Road are due to be planted in the new £100,000 extension to the snow leopard enclosure. The Castle Hill zoo’s assistant curator, Jay Haywood, said: “We’re extremely grateful for Willowbrook Garden Centre’s generous donation of more than a dozen potted fir trees, of all shapes and sizes, which is an enormous help to us. “We’re currently putting the finishing touches to the snow leopard’s enclosure, which we’re aiming to complete by…

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Shoulder To Soldier makes plans at the Bents community allotment


Bents Garden & Home has teamed up with Shoulder to Soldier, donating a plot at its community allotment site to the Leigh based charity, which dedicates it’s time to supporting serving personnel, their families and veterans. Shoulder to Soldier was formed in June 2017, and is committed to providing support, practical advice, financial relief and social welfare for those who are serving or who have served in our armed forces.  It was a veteran who suggested the use of an allotment to help improve mood and motivation and within 24 hours of making the request a plot was donated by…

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