February 20, 2018

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The Klondyke Group announce appointment of catering director -

Monday, February 19, 2018

Brackenburn creates renewable biofuel to burn in the home -

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Garden centre donates materials to Care Farm students -

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Best outdoor lifestyle retailer in the UK gong awarded to Gordale Garden Centre -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Stewarts Garden Centre customers thanked for £20,711 fundraising appeal total -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Plant expert to visit Perrywood Garden Centre for talks and orchid clinics -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Two added to Highfield Garden World planteria team -

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Discount retailer boosts garden centre stock with Peterborough acquisition -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Residents express their shock and sadness at news Reigate Garden Centre is to close -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Grange Fencing introduces new consumer-facing brochure -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wyevale Garden Centres celebrates £1.7m fundraising success for Marie Curie -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New owner for Peterborough’s The Barn garden centre -

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Deans garden centres’ fundraising helps keep air ambulance flying high -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sycamore Park Garden Centre boss gives update on future -

Monday, February 12, 2018

Beech’s Fine Chocolates re-launches Easter egg range -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Spring Puppy focus from JAMES WELLBELOVED® -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wildlife World celebrates 20 years in business -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Be ‘Lawn Ready’ for spring -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Klondyke Group announce appointment of catering director

Klondyke

The Klondyke Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Keren Feeney as its new Director of Catering and Food Sales. Keren will step into her new role from 1st March 2018. Keren is currently in the role of Group Catering Manager and oversees the Group’s overall catering strategy and restaurant development programme. Commenting on the new appointment, Chief Executive David Yardley said: “Keren brings valuable know-how and passion to the company and will be an asset to the board. Her knowledge of commerce and trends will be invaluable as we look to enhance the dining experience for our customers…

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Garden centre donates materials to Care Farm students

garden centre

Malmesbury Garden Centre have donated compost, vermiculite and horticultural fleece to the students at the Lakeside Care Farm at the Lower Moor Farm nature reserve. Dean Sherwin, manager of the Lakeside Care Farm said: “The materials will be used to increase the opportunities for the students to work ‘seed to harvest’, for example, the compost will enable us to sow seeds and nurture them through their growing cycle until they are ready to harvest. “The students will then either have the opportunity to take the produce home or to cook a meal together at the farm. “Seeing through such an…

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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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Best outdoor lifestyle retailer in the UK gong awarded to Gordale Garden Centre

Gordale

Celebrations have been held to congratulate Wirral’s largest garden centre, Gordale, on their latest achievement, becoming the best outdoor living retailer in the UK. At the end of January, the Garden Centre Association held their annual conference, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the winners of their prestigious awards were revealed. The award was presented to Gordale Garden and Home Centre in recognition of their extensive and comprehensive garden furniture selection, range and display of barbecues, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, customer care, building and servicing section and excellent delivery service.  Scoring a massive 92%, the department of 14 lead…

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Stewarts Garden Centre customers thanked for £20,711 fundraising appeal total

Stewarts

Terry Head, Retail and Marketing Director of the Stewarts Garden Centres, presented a cheque on behalf of the thousands of customers who donated towards last year’s appeal on behalf of the Dorset and Wiltshire Children’s hospices Julia’s House. The £20,711.40p total was raised for Stewarts’ charity of the year not only from donations in collection tins and the wishing well, but also during activities including Easter egg hunts, Halloween events and proceeds from the sale of kids’ reindeer badges over the Christmas festivities over the last 12 months. Laura Kelly, Community Fundraising Manager at Julia’s House said: “We are thrilled…

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Plant expert to visit Perrywood Garden Centre for talks and orchid clinics

Perrywood

A plant expert is due to visit a garden centre in Tiptree this week. On Friday and Saturday, orchid expert Dr Manos Kanellos will be visiting Perrywood Garden Centre in Tiptree to give customers the opportunity to learn more about orchids. Dr Kanellos will be sharing his expertise during two talks on both days at 11am and 2pm, providing advice to everyone from houseplant novices to Phalaenopsis connoisseurs. The talks will aim to answer customers’ questions about these plants, including how to repot your orchids, how to trigger your plant to re-bloom and general tips about caring for them. he…

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Two added to Highfield Garden World planteria team

Two added to Highfield Garden World planteria team

Highfield Garden World in Gloucestershire has expanded its planteria team with two experienced new recruits, bringing the team total to 14.  The family-owned independent employs 132 staff across the overall business.  Turnover is currently £7.5m p.a., of which around 22% relates to planteria sales. Ian Byrne joined in June as Deputy Planteria Manager, while Scott Ellis took up his role soon afterwards.   Ian has more than 35 years’ horticultural experience, and Scott has 11.  Jon Mason, a director of the business and Planteria Manager at Highfield for the last 22 years, commented;   “We’re always looking for ways to improve what…

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Discount retailer boosts garden centre stock with Peterborough acquisition

Peterborough

QD Group, based in Norwich, has bought The Barn Garden and Aquatic Centre in Peterborough. The purchase makes it the joint eighth biggest garden centre group by stores in the UK, with 11 Cherry Lane stores. The store, now known as The Barn by Cherry Lane Garden Centres, has transferred all staff over to the QD Group. There are also improvements planned at the premises including the creation of new departments and expansion of its seasonal and gardening ranges. Chief executive of QD Group Nick Rubins said: “The acquisition of The Barn is another great landmark in the ongoing growth…

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Residents express their shock and sadness at news Reigate Garden Centre is to close

Gary Tiley (right) with his family who have decided to sell Reigate Garden Centre after 35 years

Hundreds of people have taken to social media to express their sadness and disappointment that Reigate Garden Centre is set to close later this year. The Tiley family has run the centre, on Sandcross Road, for 35 years but chief executive Gary Tiley announced that the site had been sold to property developers on February 8. Land around the garden centre, including fields that are bordered by Whitehall Lane on the west side and Slipshatch Road on the south side, are currently within the green belt. However Reigate and Banstead Borough Council’s development management plan proposes to remove the land from the green…

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Grange Fencing introduces new consumer-facing brochure

Grange Fencing's new consumer-facing brochure

Grange Fencing, a UK supplier of fencing and garden structures, has invested in a new consumer-facing brochure, ahead of the 2018 spring buying season. Featuring eye-catching lifestyle photography and a high gloss finish, the contemporary looking brochure has been designed to appeal to style conscious consumers looking to improve their garden space. Including insights into the latest garden trends, as well as tips and advice on making the most of Grange products, the user-friendly brochure provides retailers with an appealing tool to help maximise sales from the end consumer. Grange marketing manager, Mark Morris explains, “This year marks the 150th…

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