April 26, 2018

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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

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical

hydrangeas

With Spring just around the corner, Magical Hydrangeas are making homes beautiful all over the UK once more, thanks to their stunning natural beauty and super long lifespan. Hills Plants, the Sussex based parent company of The Little Botanical, is the only British business with a licence to grow this amazing indoor flowering plant and we’re proud to have the Magical Hydrangeas available for the UK market. With their starting colours, pink and blue, which slowly change tone to become something altogether more magnificent, when exposed to daylight, these beauties just keep on blooming all the way to Autumn. Available…

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Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice

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Mayberry Garden Centre in Portslade has donated more than £650 worth of garden plants and gardening equipment to aid the Martlets Hospice in the major redesign of its gardens. Included is a silver birch tree to provide dappled shade, and a rose named Compassion, providing scent throughout the summer months. Tates Garden Centre director Darren Clift said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Martlets Hospice and have supported them as one of our key charity partners since Mayberry opened in 2010. “One of our former members of staff was cared for at the hospice so this only added to our…

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North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK

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A North-east garden centre is celebrating being named one of the best in the UK. The Mains of Drum has been placed in the top three in Britain, after winning Best in Scotland late last year. Staff at the centre had been waiting nervously since the announcement of the Scotland-wide award for confirmation of the UK accolade. Being selected within the top 10 centres in the country means that the Garden Centre Association (GCA) recognise Mains of Drum as a “Garden Centre of Excellence”. The GCA said: “The winners of our Garden Centres of Excellence awards have all showed that they…

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Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre

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Tiny nuggets of gold have been found at the bottom of a stream running through a local garden centre. The amazing discovery has sparked a modern-day Klondike Gold Rush with dozens of would-be prospectors standing knee-deep in the water, panning for the precious metal. The stream that runs through Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock comes from an underground spring on nearby Bargane Hill. Geological experts believe the recent de-forestation on the hillside led to soil erosion causing sediment – containing the flecks and nuggets of gold that had been lying under the ground for thousands of years – being washed into the…

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Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand

Haskins

Haskins Garden Centre group has opened its Christmas department across all centres, due to high demand from customers. With centres in Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex, the popular garden centre group experienced a higher number of visitors to the Christmas department last year than ever before. The group normally launches Christmas in September but has opted to open in April to give shoppers more time to spread the cost of Christmas over a longer period of time. Dean Ridley, head of retail operations at Haskins, commented: “We normally give our customers three months to shop our Christmas department, but we’re…

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Kemps Plants garden centre expands with five-figure backing from HSBC

Kemps

A garden centre in Bristol has opened a 4,300 sq ft extension after receiving a five-figure finance package from HSBC. Kemps Plants, which has banked with HSBC since 2003, has built the extension to meet consumer demand for its growing range of dry goods, including plant chemicals, garden furniture and BBQs. This follows a major renovation project in 2010 which comprised the owner of the business, Lee Kemp, using a £310,000 funding facility from the bank to re-build the garden centre. Kemp said: “HSBC has played a pivotal role in the success of the business over the last two decades,…

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Squire’s Staff Donate Easter Eggs to Eagle Radio Appeal

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After hearing how short of Easter eggs Eagle Radio were on their Easter Egg Appeal, all staff at the newly opened Squire’s Garden Centre in Woking have donated their Lindt egg that that they were given by the company. Employees at many other Squire’s Garden Centres across the South East have also donated their Lindt egg to the Eagle Radio appeal, which will help give local, less fortunate children a happier time this weekend. Martin Breddy, Squire’s Managing Director commented “We always give a chocolate egg to our hard working staff to say ‘thanks’ at this very busy time of…

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Bord Na Mona Horticulture announces new head of horticulture

Bord Na Mona

Mark Higgins has recently taken over the position as Head of Horticulture for Bord Na Mona.  Mark joins Bord Na Mona Horticulture with a strong strategic commercial and operational background which he has gained within the FMCG sector, with considerable experience in growing market share in very competitive environments. He has spent much of his career to date in Ireland and the UK and has extensive experience in delivering business performance targets. Mark joining Bord Na Mona Horticulture is well timed for the organisation’s horticulture business, which is the leading Irish supplier of growing media and barks in Ireland and…

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Gardening glove from Towa makes RHS Product of The Year 2018 finals

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New to the UK gardening market for 2018, the Luminus gardening glove from Japanese brand Towa has made the final of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2018. Available in three attractive floral designs – Rose, Olive and Herb – the Luminus glove combines aesthetic appeal, comfort and hand protection whilst retaining the dexterity and sensitivity of touch required for delicate gardening tasks. The palm is coated using Towa’s patented MicroFinish technology which gives up to 100% more grip than standard gloves and brings the added benefit of less effort being required for handling tasks, something that…

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HTA Board statement on Chairman

HTA Chief Executive Chris Pateman

The HTA Board have today announced that Chris Pateman has left his post as Chairman due to family reasons. Chris said, “I find a number of family issues are now requiring my attention and the long commute had made it harder than anticipated. As a result, I no longer feel able to contribute to the HTA as I would have wished. In my short tenure with the HTA, it has been both a privilege and a pleasure to have witnessed the enthusiasm of the teams.” Adam Taylor, President, said, “We are sorry to see Chris go but we understand his…

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