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

New owner for Peterborough’s The Barn garden centre

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A well known garden centre in Peterborough is under new ownership. The Barn Garden & Aquatic Centre, in Gunthorpe Road, has just been acquired by the Norwich-based QD Group. The cost of the purchase has not been disclosed but the new owners have vowed to carry out an array of improvements. These include improvements to the sales areas, expansion of gardening and seasonal ranges and the creation of new departments including clothing and Scallywags Pets. The Coffee Barn is also being revamped to accommodate a 120 seater restaurant. The store has been renamed The Barn by Cherry Lane Garden Centres…

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Reigate Garden Centre will close by October so hundreds of new homes can be built

Reigate Garden Centre

Reigate Garden Centre will close in October because its surrounding land could be redeveloped to build hundreds of new homes. Chief executive of the garden centre Gary Tiley, whose family has owned the two-acre site for 35 years, confirmed the decision to sell the site and has informed staff. Mr Tiley, 52, who has managed the site since the early-1980s, cited the council’s proposal to remove surrounding land from the green belt as part of its draft development management plan, and declining trade, as the reasons behind the family’s decision. While admitting it was “a sad day” having to tell…

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Deans garden centres’ fundraising helps keep air ambulance flying high


Dean’s garden centres, based in York and Scarborough, have raised £26,000 to support the work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Staff at the family-run business chose the air ambulance as its charity of the year for 2017, and undertook a range of events and fundraisers. Events throughout the year included festive days, bake sales, tombolas, second-hand book stalls as well as Yellow Yorkshire – the service’s own themed fundraising day. The company’s charity co-ordinator, Laura Dean, said: “Dean’s is proud of its roots in the community and we think it is important to support local charities. “Every year since 2002, staff have…

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Sycamore Park Garden Centre boss gives update on future

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The chief executive of the company which owns Sycamore Park Garden Centre says that no “definitive decision” has been made over whether it will continue to trade beyond the summer. A planning application to build 52 affordable homes on the Chester Road site was submitted by developers Lane End in November and is awaiting a decision. A letter supporting the application from The Klondyke Group – owners of the centre – states that they can “no longer run a viable business in this area” due to competition from rival centres. The letter, available under the planning section of the Cheshire…

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Beech’s Fine Chocolates re-launches Easter egg range


Not produced for decades, Lancashire based heritage chocolate manufacturer, Beech’s Fine Chocolates, today announces the re-launch of Easter Egg options. Originally popular in the 1930’s and 1940’s, when Beech’s supplied World Wide, Beech’s will replicate some of the processes used years ago to produce its new rich dark chocolate egg, suitable for Vegans, and milk chocolate eggs with embedded honeycomb chunks. Having invested heavily in attaining premium grade, ultra-smooth recipes whilst still using traditional hand poured methods and recognising that one of the largest chocolate buying periods is Easter, the Company decided that 2018 would be the right time to re- enter this market. …

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Spring Puppy focus from JAMES WELLBELOVED®


At this time of year we know that many pet loving families look to share their homes with a new puppy. With this in mind JAMES WELLBELOVED® is putting some great initiatives in place to share details of its Puppy / Junior range. The company’s marketing director, Alison Sudbury, says: “For our specialist pet trade partners we are communicating the benefits of feeding our brand from a young age.  We offer a naturally healthy diet with recipes which are hypoallergenic, have ingredients sourced from nature and include only ingredients which your pet needs.  Suitable for both young and old, JAMES…

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94% of retail businesses missing out on tax exempt gifts that boost staff productivity and morale


However, only 12% of retail employers are aware of the government allowances that would allow them to give tax-exempt gifts, allowing them to more regularly give small gestures of goodwill to boost staff productivity and morale. A survey of 1,500 UK workers and business leaders by One4all Rewards, as part of a campaign to raise awareness of HMRC’s Trivial Benefits Allowance, revealed that 82% of retail bosses would like to give regular bonuses and tokens to their employees in a bid to boost employee morale, motivation and loyalty. 66% of retail business leaders said that they do not currently give…

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Wildlife World celebrates 20 years in business


  This year marks the 20th anniversary of Wildlife World. Founder and MD of Wildlife World, Norman Sellers has seen the company grow into one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of wildlife feeders, habitats and other educational products. Norman started making and selling simple wildlife products and gradually the love for wildlife transformed into a business. Norman and his wife Eve began by travelling around the country in their caravan with their two dogs and showcasing their products at garden and agricultural shows. New bee nester debuts at Spring Fair This new attractive bee nester is designed for solitary…

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Be ‘Lawn Ready’ for spring


We know it feels like it is a long way off, but the days do seem to be getting a little longer now and spring will be here before you know it!  At this time of year lawns and soils are cold and sometimes wet, and the weather does not encourage gardening! However, some pests are still active, busily chomping away at your roots.  The changeable weather climate can create unexpected problems, so some diligence and a few hours hard work now, can make all the difference for your lawn in the year ahead….. Get a mowing routine started, make sure to…

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‘Lubera’ & ‘Mayer’ At The Garden Press Event


The companies of Robert Mayer and Lubera are to join forces. Effective immediately, the breeding of new edible plants at Lubera will be even more closely integrated and coordinated with the product development and in-vitro propagation at Mayer. Starting on 1 July 2018, a new, joint distribution company, Lubera Edibles GmbH, based in Strullendorf, will take over the marketing of fruit and berry young plants to plant producers (B2B). As a sign of the close cooperation, Robert Mayer will be present at the Lubera stand number H103 at the Garden Press Event in London. The Mayer and the Lubera team…

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