January 23, 2018


Garden centres scoop top awards at GCA conference -

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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

Gardman announces appointment of new sales director


The Gardman Group, one of the UK’s leading gardening sundries and wild bird care companies, has announced that Bernard Shannon has been appointed to the role of Sales Director. Bernard will join the Gardman Board this month and will immediately begin driving an ambitious commercial plan that will see the Lincolnshire-based supplier further develop strong partnerships with customers. Bernard said ‘It’s a very exciting time to be joining Gardman. The past year has been incredibly challenging for most in the industry, and Gardman has risen to the challenge. I’m really looking forward to working with the team to build an…

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Garden centres blame Monty Don for mass dumping of spring flowers

Monty Don

Garden centres have blamed Monty Don for keeping customers away and causing a huge number of spring flowers to be binned after he told gardeners not to plant anything until the weather turns for the better, according to the Telegraph. In a recent episode of Gardener’s World, Mr Don urged viewers not to hurry into their gardens.”There’s no great hurry to sow seed, so don’t panic. Don’t be in a hurry. You don’t have to sow anything at all until April,” he said. But Peter Burks, chairman of the Garden Centre Association, told that there are plants and flowers that…

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Forest invests in range success with new product marketing role


Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of decorative and core garden timber ranges, has created a new position in its marketing team to further manage and promote its ranges. Louise Hardiman joins Forest as product marketing manager, having previously held product management and marketing communications roles at leading brands including LG Harris, Vax, Swish and ColArt.  Working closely with the company’s head of marketing Vicky Nuttall, Louise will help drive Forest’s product development, marketing and merchandising activities across the DIY, gardening and home sectors. Forest Garden Ltd is one of the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of garden timber products,…

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Peter Rush is new William Sinclair CEO as Burns steps down

William Sinclair

Peter Rush is the new CEO of William Sinclair. He succeeds Bernard Burns who resigned as a director at the end of March. Mr Burns will remain a part time employee of the Company, with specific responsibility for progressing the Company’s negotiations with Natural England for compensation for the Bolton Fell bogs and manufacturing facilities. Commenting on Peter’s appointment, Chairman Bill Simpson said ” We are disappointed that Mr Burns has decided to retire but we understand his reasons and we wish him and his family all the very best for the future. In Peter Rush we have an experienced…

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New Chair at the Growing Media Association

Growing Media Association

The recent Growing Media Association (GMA) annual general meeting saw Jamie Robinson of Westland elected as its new Chair and Charles Farmer of Bord na Mona as Vice Chairman for the next two years. Jamie, who takes over from James Hayes of Bulrush Horticulture Ltd comments “I am looking forward to the new challenge, at a time when there is a clear direction from government and the industry on the sustainable use of peat and ensuring the quality of growing media going forward, as peat usage is further reduced.” Everris was welcomed as a new member of the GMA at…

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