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

Buyers Power List 2017 – Nominations now open!

Nomination

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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Retail Lab @ Glee speaks to creative director, Romeo Sommers

romeo

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

Student

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

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

Vick

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

Eden

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

finance

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

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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

Scott

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

Kelkay

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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