April 20, 2018

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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

Magical Hydrangeas launched into the UK with The Little Botanical -

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Garden centre gifts £650 worth of plants to the Martlets Hospice -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

North-east garden centre named one of the best in UK -

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Gold found in stream at Cardwell Garden Centre -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christmas department at Haskins Garden Centres now open due to high demand -

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Trilanco expands sales team with the appointment of two area managers

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Trilanco Ltd has appointed two new area managers to support the trade sales of Harry Hall International’s brands across the UK. The Lancashire-based agricultural, equine and pet wholesaler announced its exclusive UK trade sales and trade distribution rights of Harry Hall International earlier in July 2017. The deal further enhances the range of equine and pet products available to retail customers. Angela Pearson joins Trilanco from Harry Hall where she worked for 16-years in a variety of roles including area sales manager. Angela will cover the North of England and Scotland. Angela commented: “I’m really excited to be working for Trilanco,…

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GCA North Thames award winners announced

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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