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

Webbs Wychbold up for ‘Food Hall of the Year’ award


The food hall at Webbs Garden Centre in Wychbold has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards. Food at Webbs launched its new-look foodhall and restaurant last spring, featuring a butchery, cheese and deli counter, gelato bar, bakery and patisserie, chocolate library, a wall of wine, local beers and ciders, and a restaurant selling homemade dishes. The facility has been nominated for ‘Food Hall of the Year’ in the 5th year of the Farm Shop & Deli Awards, which recognises the best of the specialist independent retail market. Webbs’ executive chairman Ed Webb said:…

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Garden centre bosses expand plans to make site ‘vibrant destination’ for North East

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A garden centre with its sights set on expansion is seeking a second phase to its extension. East Durham Garden Centre already has permission to revamp its car park, improve retail areas and add a play barn, restaurant, orangery and replacement manager’s accommodation. Bosses at family-owned British Garden Centres say the redevelopment of the Plants ‘R’ Ross site in South Hetton Road, near Easington Village, would take its staff from 10 up to 300. Now the company has asked Durham County Council for permission to build a glasshouse, measuring 38 metres by 40 metres, and a dark-green clad and solar…

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Fire at Daventry garden centre supplier warehouse


More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a large warehouse blaze through the night in Daventry. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to the building, owned by garden centre suppliers Gardman, in Parsons Road at 23:41 GMT on Sunday. Chief fire officer Darren Dovey has advised those nearby to close their windows and doors as a precaution. Firefighters are still at the scene and at this time there are not believed to be any casualties. East Midlands Ambulance Service, which sent its Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene, said no-one was taken to hospital. source – BBC  

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Smart Garden announces winners of the Sales Manager of the Year Award

Smart Garden

For the first time in the history of the Smart Garden Sales Manager of the Year Awards, Chairman Paris Natar was able to congratulate more than one winner who will share the trophy over the coming year.  Stephen Kenny (Barrowbridge Ltd) covering the Republic of Ireland along with Mikki and Stuart Miller (All You Need Ltd) in East Anglia were announced joint winners for their fantastic performance in 2017. Having just completed his second full year with Smart, Stephen was absolutely delighted with his achievement.  “It’s been hard work but incredibly rewarding, and my win here today just highlights how…

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Hassle-free paving treatments with new start up Block Blitz

Block Blitz

Yorkshire-based start up company, Block Blitz has produced the UK’s first block paving specific treatment, specially designed to clean and protect paving with no need for effortful scrubbing, jet washing or sealing required. Using SOFT WASH TECHNOLOGY ™ to lift dirt and grime, Block Blitz can be simply mixed with water, applied and left to wash away naturally. Benefitting from a mineral and plant-based formula, Block Blitz is the only paving treatment on the market to offer a unique non-toxic solution to cleaning paving. Incorporating a bespoke barrier detergent, Block Blitz goes on to repel dirt following initial application –…

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A look to the future at the Garden Press Event 2018

Garden Press Event

Last week, Garden Centre Retail braved the snowy conditions to visit the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, to take in the latest products and innovations for the garden sector. A first at its new home having moved from the Barbican Centre, the Garden Press Event offered journalists, bloggers and garden writers the chance to get their hands on some of the newest products from the biggest suppliers to the market. This move coincided with a new ownership of the show, with the HTA and GIMA becoming partners and buying out Guy Burtenshaw and Sue O’Neill, whose last involvement in…

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Gardman launching new Marie Curie products this year


As one of the UK’s leading garden products suppliers, Gardman have a long history of working with charities including the Greenfinger’s Charity, The Royal British Legion and of course Marie Curie. In 2017 over 200,000 Marie Curie cast iron daffodil feeders were sold and three new products were added into our Royal British Legion Poppy campaign which delivered 100% sales growth. Off the back of those successes in 2017 we are proud to announce the launch of our Marie Curie 2018 Promotion. With the help of our customers, this year we are aiming to raise over £200,000 to help provide…

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RDA creates contemporary cafe for family-run garden nursery


RDA was recently appointed by Whitegates Nursery in North Yorkshire to transform its existing tea room into a contemporary country kitchen style cafe. A family business, Whitegates was established over 50 years ago and takes great pride in the quality of the plants that it grows across its 15acre site, the excellent customer service it offers and its individuality. It is this uniqueness that led owners Claire and John Grainge to approach RDA when they were looking to renovate the existing catering facilities as part of the ongoing improvements and expansions at Whitegates. Claire said: “I wanted something different to the…

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A new-product experience for all the senses at Tendence 2018


At Tendence in Frankfurt from 30 June to 3 July 2018, retailers will find extraordinary ideas with a wow effect, and the must-haves of the season. With special areas including Outdoor Living, Paper & Friends, the Tendence Academy and the new Pioneers of Lifestyle Congress, the most international order platform of the second half of the year is a veritable experience for all the senses. In the coming season, Tendence will do one thing without ceasing to do the other: it will present the latest winter and Christmas trends for furnishing, living and giving at the same time as giving…

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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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