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Houseplant sales still going strong in September

Houseplant departments at garden centres remained strong during September. This is according to the Garden Centre Association’s Barometer of Trade…

Poppy appeal launched by Cardwell Garden Centre

Cardwell Garden Centre has recruited a mini army of poppy sellers – and they’re all girls called Poppy.   The…

Squires Garden Centre to donate 230,000 flowers to public spaces

Squires garden centre has pledged to donate more than 200,000 plants to public spaces after the success of a single…

HTA Marketing Forum helps delegates stand out from the crowd

The HTA Marketing Forum took place at Horticulture House, Chilton, on 17 October. It aimed to give delegates and insight…

Stewarts Christchurch appoints new catering manager

Stewarts Garden Centre in Christchurch has appointed a new Catering Manager.   Jeremy Wilson from Ferndown joins a team of…

LOFA announces new look to the board

LOFA is exploring new opportunities to enhance the benefits to its members and the UK furniture and outdoor market.  …

Tong doubles its toy area ahead of Christmas

Tong Garden Centre in Yorkshire has doubled the size of its toy department after joining a specialist buying group.  …

Christmas tree ‘selfies’ benefitting businesses

Christmas decorations are the focal point of many photos during the festive season, according to new research.   A survey…

Squires centres compete in easy gardening competition

Squires Garden Centres recently held a competition between each of their garden centres.   The aim was to show customers…

Horticulture Careers launches new website

Horticulture Careers in association with Garden Centre Retail, is happy to announce the launch of their new jobs portal. To satisfy the growing…

Cultivating Retail includes plastics and Green issues on agenda

According to the latest HTA trend report on plastics, 95% of consumers say it’s important for businesses to design products…

AMES UK set for new sales structure

Richard Pyrah, AMES UK Group Sales Director has announced the creation of a new sales structure. It has designed to…

Silversprings Garden Centre has a new owner

Silversprings Garden Centre has sold to Mike Jarvis, owner of Abbey Garden Buildings and Borderland Fencing.   He already had…

Suttons Seeds introduces 100% Peat Free compost

It’s good news for all trade customers with Suttons for Spring 2019.   Environmental trends and the call for sustainable…

Squires in Windsor will definitely close due to green belt restrictions

The expected closure of a Squires Garden Centre in Maidenhead Road has reopened controversy. This is due to the Royal…

St Johns Plant Centre’s plans to appeal enforcement action

Bosses at St Johns Plant Centre say they have every right to continue their popular Christmas Wonderland attraction.   Tendring…

Have you thought of offering finance to your customers?

Finance platform Divido speaks about how garden retailers can increase customer base. It can also increase average transaction value and…

Haskins opens Christmas departments at all centres

Haskins is celebrating after a successful launch of its Christmas department across all centres.   Customers can browse a variety…

Langlands Garden Centre helps Emma reach fundraising target

Staff at Langlands Garden Centre are celebrating after helping a local girl reach target for a new electric powerchair.  …

Dobbies buys 5 of Wyevale’s largest centres

Wyevale Garden Centres announces the sale of five garden centres to Dobbies.   The centres are: Gloucester; Heighley Gate; Huntingdon;…
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