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

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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Beesley & Fildes predicts double sales following the success of decking product


Building and timber merchant, Beesley & Fildes, has experienced a successful year of sales since taking on Composite Prime’s latest decking product, HD Deck Dual, and has forecast the possibility of double sales within the next 12 months. Currently stocking both colour options of the reversible decking board in its Widnes and Chester branches, the product has been well received by customers looking for a low maintenance, durable decking solution that retains a natural likeness to timber. HD Deck Dual is the second Composite Prime product to be stocked by Beesley & Fildes, following the success of the wood plastic…

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

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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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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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Welsh garden centre adds eco-friendly cafe to its offering


An innovative new cafe is giving its customers a truly eco-friendly experience. The Orange Tree at Pugh’s Garden Village in Wenvoe, on the outskirts of Cardiff is like every other ordinary eatery – offering freshly baked cakes, home-made meals and rich, ground coffee. But unlike others who have only just started to ditch straws, they also give their customers to chance to radically improve their carbon footprint, after implementing a range of environmentally-friendly initatives. As well as all of their packaging and coffee cups being plastic-free, they also use 100% compostable packaging and are striving to become as energy efficient…

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The Klondyke Group sees success with annual plant show


With a hall brimming with quality plants and awash with colour, the Klondyke Group’s  annual Plant Show took place on 22rd February 2018.  Held at the Hallmark Hotel close to Wilmslow Garden Centre over 20 suppliers exhibited at the show. The show, which was attended by the Group’s 22 Plant and Garden Centre Managers and Horticultural Buying Team, gave the perfect opportunity to plan and select stock for the 2018 season by bringing them together with many of the best from the UK plant supply chain. Jon Wilks of Jon Wilks Associates, led a very interactive and highly motivational session on…

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Perrywood Garden Centre suffers loss because of ‘The Beast From The East’


Perrywood Garden Centre, an award-winning garden centre, will lose out on more than £50,000 takings because of the snow blasts last week. The garden centre in Tiptree, shut on the second day of bad weather when many roads across the region became impassable. From Monday to Wednesday the store were £37,000 down, compared to the same three days the week before. Taking into account last Thursday and Friday, manager of the family-run business Simon Bourne, says this will increase to in excess of £50,000. He said: “We would normally take £15,000 per day in that week. On Wednesday we didn’t take…

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Wyevale Garden Centres releases its first garden trends report


Wyevale Garden Centres has launched its 2018 Garden Trends Report, offering an in-depth look at the key influences and insights shaping the UK’s garden retail market – now worth over £5bn annually. The report has gathered the expertise of Wyevale Garden Centres’ senior horticultural team and over 15,000 garden-lovers from across the UK, combined with data to map out what’s gaining ground and losing face in the garden, and the new breeds of British gardeners taking the industry in exciting directions for 2018. The past year has been an exhilarating one for the growth of gardening, as new waves of…

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