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Stewarts Garden Centre’s Paul Hilliam gets the team ‘braving the shave’

Paul Hilliam, the manager at Stewarts Christchurch Garden Centre, confirmed that he is now all clear after two major surgeries.…

Vitax to showcase products by showing use in a real garden setting at Glee 2018

Hot on the heels of last year’s success, Vitax will be taking its experiential marketing stand one step further in…

Garden Centre Association BoT report shows surge in summer spending

The Barometer of Trade report from the Garden Centre Association says sunny weather is to thank for garden centre sales soaring.  …

Alan Roper features on Cultivating Retail programme in November

Managing Director of the newly expanded Blue Diamond Group, will be taking a sport on the programme for Cultivating Retail.…

Garden Centre Association Plant Area Forum success at Ball Colegrave

The Garden Centre Association held another successful Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave last week, with over 50 delegates in…

Squire’s Garden Centres purchases Frensham Garden Centre

The purchase of Frensham Garden Centre by D.J. Squire & Co Ltd (“Squire’s”) from Wheelhouse Warehousing Ltd (“Wheelhouse”) has been…

GCA announces the regional award winners for the Midlands area

Members of the GCA in the Midlands region have received awards at a presentation hosted by Brookfields Garden Centre. Bridgford…

Blue Diamond snaps up eight Wyevale sites across UK

Garden centre group Blue Diamond has bought eight former Wyevale Garden Centres located across the UK and has consequently outlined…

Awards blossom for Thetford Garden Centre

Thetford Garden Centre has potted the accolades at this year’s Garden Centre Association Area Awards for the North Thames region.…

Squire’s opens new cafe in Washington West Sussex shop

A stylish new Cafe Bar is now open at Squire’s Garden Centre in Washington. It features beautiful new furniture and…

Notcutts Cranleigh unveils spectacular display garden

Notcutts Garden Centre in Cranleigh has hosted a special ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of a new display…

Roger Crookes retires as GCA inspector after 11 years

Roger Crookes is retiring as an inspector for the Garden Centre Association (GCA) this month after 11 years in the…

Notcutts secures planning permission for Woodbridge Garden Centre redevelopment

Notcutts has secured planning consent for a major redevelopment and upgrade of its Woodbridge garden centre. Consequentially, the development will…

Dobbies announces Graeme Jenkins as CEO

Dobbies has announced the appointment of Graeme Jenkins as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Graeme was previously Chief Operating…

Drum roll please! The winners of the GIMA Awards 2018 are……

On Thursday 12 July, the winners of the GIMA awards 2018 were announced at another sell-out event.   The event…

Tong Garden Centre awarded Job Creator of the Year at Bradford Business awards

The team at Tong Garden Centre are celebrating after being crowned Job Creator of the Year at the eighth annual…

The Magical Hydrangea set to light up UK gardens this summer

Gardens all over the UK are bursting with stunning and vibrant colour this summer, thanks to the eye catching Magical…

Squire’s managers get involved with the “Feet on the Floor” day

Called Feet On the Floor, this programme came about following a suggestion in Squire’s annual employee survey. Team members at…

GARDENA unveils new Ambassador Stores in four locations across the UK

GARDENA has added two new ambassador stores to it’s rota with the aim of boosting sales into garden centres.  …

Garden Connect launches four new garden centre websites

Just before the holiday season starts, Garden Connect launches 4 new websites for its customers. As part of the ongoing…
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