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

Hawkesmill luanches new Geum For 2018 -

Thursday, December 14, 2017

GCA North Thames award winners announced


THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) unveiled its winners for the North Thames region during a presentation at Ayletts Nurseries in Hertfordshire Thursday, July 27. Perrywood Garden Centre picked up the award for Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category while Sunshine Garden Centre picked up the accolade in the Garden Centre (GC) category. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: “Our North Thames regional awards made for a very enjoyable evening for all in attendance and it was great to see the garden centre teams be rewarded for all of the hard work they have…

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Wyevale Nurseries’ staff join 30 years’ service club


Two members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford were recently (July, 2017) presented with medals to honour their long service to the company. Director, Steve Ashworth and Production Director of the Container Division, Steve Reed both received bronze medals from the Three Counties Agricultural Society in recognition of 30 years’ continuous service at Wyevale Nurseries. Heather Williamson, Joint Chairman of Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate with our colleagues and share our appreciation of them. They have contributed so much to the success of Wyevale Nurseries and are each key members of our team and…

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Tong Garden Centre picks up five GCA awards


A garden centre in Bradford is celebrating after winning five awards at the North East and North West regional Garden Centre Association (GCA) awards. Tong Garden Centre collected awards in five out of nine categories for the North East region. It won Garden Centre of the Year in Destination Garden Centre Category, was awarded the Dick Allen award for the Most Improved Centre and the ifse Award for Catering Excellence for Best Garden Centre Restaurant. The Tong Lane centre also won The Gima Award for Best Garden Products retailer 2017 and the Outdoor Living Award for Best Outdoor Living Retailer. Tong’s…

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The Klondyke Group promotes Andy Smith to group head of purchasing


The Klondyke Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Andy Smith from senior plant buyer to group head of purchasing. Andy will step into his new role from 1 September 2017. Andy has been with Klondyke since August 2015. Previous to joining Klondyke he was national accounts manager at Allensmore Nurseries and was garden plant buyer at Waitrose in 2013 after joining from Dobbies. Chief executive David Yardley commented: “Andy has over 20 years’ experience of working within the garden centre industry and I am delighted he will be working with us in this new role to help in taking…

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GCA reveals North East and North West regional winners


North East and North West regional members of The Garden Centre Association (GCA) are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening yesterday (Wednesday, July 19, 2017) at Klondyke Strikes Wilmslow Garden Centre. In the North East, Cowell’s Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category and Tong Garden Centre received Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre category. In the North West Fron Goch Garden Centre (GC) and Bents Garden & Home (DGC) received the accolade. Iain Wylie, chief executive of the GCA, said: “The second round of…

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Paving the way forward, Global Stone grows their team


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Taylor as marketing executive and Madeline Duthie as data input administrator. Thanks to the continued growth of Global Stone, these newly created roles will support us in developing our brand further. Now in its 15th year of business, Global Stone is committed to leading the way with inspirational natural stone and porcelain paving. Our marketing activities strive to highlight our broad product range, quality and exceptional service offering. Emma brings with her a wealth marketing and business development experience across industries including horticulture and new build property. Working alongside Sara Cullis, marketing manager, Emma’s experience will…

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HTA Board finalises structure review


Following a review carried out over the last few months, the HTA Board has decided to appoint a chairman to assist the Board in co-ordinating the activities of the executives and their teams at Horticulture House. Adam Wigglesworth, president, said: “The Board of the HTA has decided that the interests of the Members are best served by appointing a professional chairman. He or she will be able to give the time and energy to ensuring that the strategic objectives of the Association are being achieved. In addition, the Board will be expecting the chair to represent the HTA at a…

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Trilanco bolsters team to support retailers


Trilanco Ltd has appointed three new sales managers to support the continued growth and expansion of its agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler business. Martin Balmer, Trilanco’s managing director, said: “In line with the company’s vision to be the leading agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler, the new roles will help to ensure we remain as leaders in the field. The sales managers will help us to better demonstrate and deliver our specialist knowledge to customers within our three key markets.” The new roles are in addition to Trilanco’s area sales team who support retailers across the UK and Ireland. Kelly Whapples is the new…

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The Urban Rain Garden shines at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show


The Urban Rain Garden has won a Silver Gilt medal at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Squire’s Garden Centres and Landform Consultants joined forces to present this stunning contemporary garden in the new RHS category ‘Gardens for a Changing World’, which reflects the more sustainable direction that gardening is taking worldwide. The garden is designed by Rhiannon Williams, one of the youngest designers at the show aged just 23. It showcases clever rainwater management techniques, so that all rainwater and run-off from the house is redirected, stored and used within the garden. A really unusual feature of the design is that there is both…

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Buyers Power List 2017 – Nominations now open!


Celebrating the most outstanding buyers from the garden retail industry, nominations for the 2017 Glee Buyers Power List is now open! First launched to the market at Glee 2015 – and receiving a wholly positive response from the garden retail industry – the Buyers Power List is designed to provide suppliers and retailers with a platform to recognise the individual buyers and buying teams who have gone above and beyond to make a difference, and whose decisions are helping the garden retail industry to thrive. Maintaining this successful format, there will be five individual categories, with votes invited from across…

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