January 23, 2018

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Smart Garden Products is bringing the Three Kings brand to Spring Fair -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair in February 2018 -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20% -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities -

Monday, January 22, 2018

Garden centre in Devon wows customers with new cafe offering including ‘free from’ treats -

Friday, January 19, 2018

Catshill garden centre donates trees to Dudley Zoo -

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Shoulder To Soldier makes plans at the Bents community allotment -

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Perrywood presents cheques totalling over £14,000 to chosen charities -

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BBC comedian to compere GCA awards dinner -

Monday, January 15, 2018

Paradise Park Garden Centre supports town academy -

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New roads mean workers facing job losses at Willesborough Wyevale garden centre -

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bonningtons Announces New Website Launch -

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Squire’s in Long Ditton is Garden Centre of the Year -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Donkey Sanctuary thanks Dunbar Garden Centre visitors for their festive support -

Monday, January 8, 2018

Record breaking growth for Farplants’ Christmas offering -

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Notcutts celebrates successful 120th year -

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tong Garden Centre launches staff reward and recognition scheme -

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dogs met Santa at Squire’s -

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bunnings Warehouse opens its first store in South Yorkshire -

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Thieves steal thousands of pounds of stock from garden centre in Warmington -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Registration live for January Furniture Show

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Registration is now live for the 4 day, 2018 January Furniture Show.  The show runs from Sunday 21 to Wednesday 24 January.  Visitors can register for their free attendance on the show’s new website at www.januaryfurnitureshow.com A more defined product focus in each of the 5 halls will make navigation around the event easier for visitors in 2018 – ranging from Premium Design in Halls 1 and 2, Interior Accessories in Hall 3, Living & Dining in Hall 4 and Living & Beds in Hall 5.  Hall 2 will also house an extended Flooring Showcase in partnership with SMG Group, and the…

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Nursery invests in growth after receiving AgriTech grant

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A Suffolk nursery is investing in growing its own business with the help of a grant from The Eastern AgriTech Growth Initiative. Howard Nurseries is a wholesale supplier of plants to garden centres, garden designers and local authorities in the UK and abroad, counting Sandringham Flower Show among its clients and achieving a gold award at the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show. It produces more than two million plants a year in over 1,500 different varieties from its 170-acre site at Wortham. The next stage in the company’s expansion will see it take plant label printing in-house, enabling the nursery to…

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Perrywood garden centre brings houseplants to Essex classrooms

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From Peace Lilies to Succulents and everything in between, it’s well known that houseplants can be hugely beneficial to our health. As part of its Green Up Your Gaff campaign, award winning Perrywood Garden Centre is hoping to boost concentration, improve air quality and reduce stress levels by visiting local schools in the area and providing them with free houseplants. Perrywood is cultivating calmness in the classroom by giving pupils the opportunity to meet their expert houseplant team and learn about how to look after their houseplants. Throughout October, Perrywood is visiting 10 local primary schools, where children will be…

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Big hit on retailers as new inflation figures are announced this week

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Inflation figures announced, Tuesday this week are likely to show that the Government’s decision to delay the switching of business rates indexation from the RPI to CPI measure of inflation until 2020 could have costly implications for retail businesses, already heavily suffering from business rate rises in 2017, according to Colliers International, the global real estate agency and consultancy. Business rates for April 2018/April 2019 are currently linked to the rate of inflation six months earlier. The September 2017 RPI inflation figures to be announced this week are likely to show inflation running at 4%, or higher, which will mean…

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TV and radio 4 gardening expert to launch gardening school at Bradford Garden Centre

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An award winning Bradford Garden Centre has announced a collaboration with TV and radio gardening expert and award winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show designer, Matthew Wilson. Tong Garden Centre is the first centre in the North of England to host Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time regular panellist Matthew Wilson’s Gardening School and has announced the dates of the first two workshops. Wilson, the former curator of RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate and respected writer, broadcaster and lecturer, will mix practical with theory in the half day courses that will launch next spring. During the first workshop, Planning Perfect Planting, which…

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Wilkinson Sword reveal new range of scissors

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A new range of scissors from a company with over 100 years of cutting excellence is hitting the shelves this autumn. Each scissor has been honed and developed for modern needs to provide excellent cutting solutions around the home and garden. With specific focus being placed on kitchen and cooking activities where a good pair of quality scissors can considerably cut prep time – just consider the time taken to cut herbs with a knife versus scissors, for example? Wilkinson Sword has created its new collection that consists of eight scissors offering a variety of cutting options, ensuring that every…

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Wildlife website redesigned with customers in mind

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Wildlife expert Simon King OBE has launched a new website www.simonkingwildlife.com that makes viewing and purchasing his wildlife product range quick and easy. The website has been designed to educate customers on the types of wildlife and what they need, offering guidance on which products are suited to different species. Simon King’s award-winning products include the Simon King Ultimate Wildlife Hide and the Conservation Bat Box as well as the new range of premium bird food and optics/binoculars. The redesigned website has dedicated sections for seasonal offers and includes profiles on each of the different types of wildlife the products…

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GCA Trust’s delegates report back from the IGCA Congress

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The two young delegates sponsored by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust to attend the 58th International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress near Niagara Falls in Canada have reported back this month (October, 2017). Zoe Willis from Perrywood Garden Centre and Liz Dowling from Millbrook Garden Company were both selected by the GCA Trust for the Dick Allen Scholarship Award Scheme. Zoe explained: “The week had a packed-full itinerary including many visits to Canadian garden centres, a visit to Toronto botanical gardens and a night hosted by Sheridan nurseries, a harbour tour overlooking the Toronto skyline, various trips to Niagara…

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Royal Horticultural Society to change date of National Gardening Week in 2018

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Next year’s National Gardening Week (30 April – 6 May 2018) will focus on encouraging people to share their passion for plants The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is moving National Gardening Week, the UK’s celebration of all things gardening, to run from 30 April to 6 May in 2018. The gardening charity introduced the UK’s first National Gardening Week to run from 16–22 April in 2012.  The move to later in the year for 2018 is being made as the likelihood of better weather and more colour, with spring plants in bloom, will encourage more people to join in and mark…

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Oakhurst Garden Centre reopens

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A Cockermouth garden centre is open once more, a month after the death of owner John Hughes. At the helm are John’s partner, Susan Southworth, who used to work alongside him in Oakhurst Garden Centre, and his daughter, Nanette Doldsworth. “We opened this week as normal and stock all the usual lines including hazelnuts for the squirrels. Lots of people have been in and are so happy to see the place open again,” said Nanette: “We wanted to honour my dad’s empire – and keep the squirrels happy!” Mr Hughes, 72, who set up the garden centre nearly 40 years ago, died…

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