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

Retail Lab @ Glee speaks to creative director, Romeo Sommers


Please tell me more about your role as creative director of the Retail Lab @ Glee. What does your role entail, and how will it work at the show? I like to think of myself as an ‘inspirator’, meaning I draw inspiration from all aspects of life and my surroundings. My job is to listen to the latest trends, and to interpret them into tangible and workable concepts that can work in a commercial environment. I love to get people outside of their comfort zone, getting them thinking differently about how products are presented, how retailing can be shaped and…

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Student wins landscape architecture dissertation award


A Writtle University College student has won an award for her landscape architecture dissertation. Dawn Parke, from Ireland, won the best MA dissertation award from the Landscape Research Group and received £350. Dawn, who graduated last year with an MA Landscape Architecture, explored the concept of “place attachment” in landscape architecture design. Her research, entitled ‘The physical life of place’, proposed a new model for landscape architects to use when evoking place attachment. It is based on the dynamic biophysical, psychological and socio-cultural processes that happen when a person becomes attached to a place. Dawn said: “Any dissertation takes a…

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Staff to host talk and run charity plant stall at festival


STAFF at one of the UK’s leading nurseries in Herefordshire will this month (June, 2017) be at Hellens Garden Festival in the county to host a talk and run a plant stall in aid of charity. Members of the team at Wyevale Nurseries have organised the plant stall at Hellens Manor in Much Marcle on June 10 and 11 with the proceeds being donated to St Michael’s Hospice and Eastnor Primary School. Adrian Hoare, garden design & domestic landscape sales manager at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, said: “We’re delighted to announce that we are sponsoring the Hellens Garden Festival. As…

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Alex Vick appointed as new HTA senior executive director


As part of the on-going review into the management structure the HTA Board have appointed Mrs Alex Vick as the senior executive director with immediate effect. Alex brings to this role a wealth of experience in financial and commercial management as well as proven leadership experience. Alex is a statutory director of the HTA, having joined the Board in April 2016. Adam Wigglesworth, president, said: “I am delighted that Alex has accepted this position. Her commitment and enthusiasm to improving the HTA for the members has become clear to the Board. I am confident that with her direction, the Leadership…

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New Eden Greenhouse blinds launched


Following on from the highly successful launch of its Zero Threshold™ range, the first design breakthrough in aluminium greenhouses for more than 25 years, the Eden Greenhouses brand now has a greenhouse roller blinds offer to add to its comprehensive range of accessories. Designed to provide neat and effective shading to protect young plants from harsh sunlight. The Eden-branded roller blinds are supplied in packs of two with an RRP of £24.99.  The blinds are easy to fit with suction pads top and bottom if seasonal removal/re-application is required. The blinds are easily retracted to make use of all possible…

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Squire’s Garden Centres appoints new finance director


Squire’s Garden Centres have appointed Mark Wilson as their new finance director. Mark joins Squire’s with a wealth of experience, having worked for Unilever for nearly 25 years in a variety of Finance, Buying and Corporate Strategy roles, as well as working for 10 years as Finance Director at Vitacress, a family owned supplier of fresh produce to the grocery trade. Martin Breddy, Squire’s managing director said: “I am delighted to announce that Mark Wilson has joined Squire’s Garden Centres as our Finance Director, replacing Steven Palmer who retired at the end of April after 8 years service at Squire’s….

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Gavin Jones appoints two new directors for Clifton Nurseries


Gavin Jones Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of David Morley (retail director) and Dennis Espley (non-exec director) to develop their Clifton Nurseries operations, acquired by the Group in June 2016. David is appointed as retail director with a combination of 29 years’ experience at a senior level with the John Lewis Partnership – most recently as general manager of both of John Lewis’ London flagship stores on Oxford Street and prior to that at Peter Jones in Chelsea – coupled with his most recent position with the RHS as Director of Gardens, Shows and Retail.  Having worked with…

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Gardman appoints Scott McCabe as director


Following a hugely positive response to Gardman’s 2017 marketing programme, Scott McCabe will join Gardman to strengthen the Garden Centre Independents team. Scott has worked the majority of his career in the gardening industry and has previously worked with Gardman as an agent. His most recent position was as retail director at Polhill Garden Centre. Scott has a unique blend of retailer and supplier experience that will be invaluable to Gardman and its customers and will enable the company to further support this valuable element of the business. Scott said: “I am delighted to be joining Gardman. I look forward…

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New appointment to Kelkay’s Board of Directors


Following his recent retirement form the role of chief executive at Klondyke, Bob Hewitt is set to take up a new part time role with Kelkay which he plans to run alongside his non-executive Chairman responsibilities at Klondyke. Bob began his garden retail career at Wyevale almost 30 years ago and he has spent the past 10 years at the helm at Klondyke where he has built his reputation as one of the most respected retail professionals in the garden sector. So Antony Harker was delighted when he agreed to join the Board at Kelkay in a non-executive director capacity….

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John Cook appointed as new head chef at Stewarts Garden Centre restaurant


Stewarts Garden Centre Restaurant and Coffee shop at Broomhill, near Wimborne has appointed John Cook as their new head chef.  With over 40 years’ experience, John, a Liverpudlian, will help to prepare the kitchen team of 4 to meet the changes announced regarding the new extension to the centre that have been granted planning permission.  He will draw on his vast experience gained from hotel groups including Holiday Inns and the Thistle Hotel on Poole Quay and contract catering including British Aerospace. Howard Arnold, catering manager at Stewarts, said that John Cook will ensure that the quality of food produced…

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