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 team grows to drive growth


Strong spring and early summer results at Gardman have driven further investment with the appointment of three talented new recruits in sales and category management.  Combined, Senior National Sales Manager in the independent sector Lolly Lee, Sales Account Manager Louise Gibbs and Category Manager Marie Williams bring expertise in the FMCG, luxury goods and gardening sectors. “Our strategy of trading consumers up to high quality premium brands through consistent marketing investment has driven our results ahead of expectations enabling further expansion in the sales team,” explained Stewart Hainsworth, chief executive of Gardman.  “Key to our continued ability to deliver on…

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James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London. Known for his wit, energy and flair, James will share his thoughts on the importance of gardening, the role of architecture in gardens, what makes a great garden and how we can all help get gardening in front of the public. There is now just over a week until the early bird rate runs out on 31 August and places are selling fast. Book online today for the HTA Garden Futures…

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New Appointment for Deco-Pak – Rod Slater

The UK’s leading supplier of decorative aggregates and innovative landscaping and DIY materials, Deco-Pak, welcomes a new general manager, former All in One Garden Centre managing director, Rod Slater. The appointment of Mr Slater is the latest investment in Deco-Pak’s operations, and arrives just before celebrations of its 10th year in business at Glee this September (14th – 16th September). Deco-Pak Chairman, Mike Hall said: “I am very pleased to welcome Rod to the Deco-Pak ‘family’.  Rod has joined us at a busy yet exciting time, and his experience and knowledge of the industry will be a great asset to…

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David Colegrave Foundation appoints new Trustees

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is pleased to announce two new appointments to its Board of Trustees. Neil Gow, Director of Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre and Nigel Wait, Managing Director of Newbridge Nurseries recently awarded ‘Most Improved Garden Centre 2014’ by the Garden Centre Association, join as new Trustees. They bring with them valuable experience and understanding of the industry, the retail side of horticulture in particular, which will be beneficial in supporting commercially focussed scholarship applications. Jeff Colegrave, DCF Chairman, said, “I am delighted that our new trustees have agreed to serve for what we all believe is…

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Taylors Bulbs Staff celebrate growing success

These members of staff at Taylors Bulbs of Holbeach have plenty to smile about – they are the proud recipient of the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association Supplier of the Year 2014.
 Awarded at their annual dinner, sales director Steve Le-Sage collected the trophy and certificate on behalf of the company. 
The prestigious GINIA awards are recognised as the garden industry event of the year recognising excellence in new products, marketing support and export achievements. Winning these coveted prizes is recognised as a significant achievement.
The Supplier of the Year Award was judged by a panel from the UK Garden Centre Association…

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“Meet the international buyer” meetings will be new feature of Gardenex International Buyers’ Centre at Glee 2014

Gardenex federation invited to share export expertise in presentations at UKTI International Theatre at Glee The Gardenex export federation will be organising and manning the International Buyers’ Centre again at Glee in 2014. As a new addition to the export services provided at the show this year, Gardenex will be hosting a two-hour session of “Meet the International Buyer” meetings on the first two days of the show.  This will allow UK suppliers to apply for short introductory meetings with a few selected international buyers at the International Buyers’ Centre.  Similar ‘Meet the International Buyers’ meetings that are staged several times…

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RHS Hampton Court: His ’n’ Hers sheds are all the rage

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show is more than just a showcase for designers – it’s an Aladdin’s Cave for shoppers. There are dozens of the best specialist nurseries for dedicated plantsmen and women to get the pick of this year’s crop of new varieties, as well as old favourites. And if you have a yearning for inspirational garden furniture and buildings some of the most stylish money can buy are on show for your convenience. There is no need to drive from shop to shop looking for the right garden chairs, gazebos or sheds – you can just stroll…

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.  GFollowing a period of rapid growth, Somerset-based PR and marketing agency Maryanne Stokes Limited (MSL) is expanding with the appointment of Gemma Davies to the role of Account/Admin Manageremma comes to MSL after serving in the Royal Navy as an Avionic Engineer for eight years.  She also runs her own Wedding and Events Services company. Gemma said: “I am delighted to be able to bring a variety of experience and skills to a thriving agency like MSL and this role enables me to use my creative skills too.  Maz and her team are doing great work and it’s exciting…

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Brighten up your in-store offers with Cole & Bright Autumn Deal

The UK’s leading solar lighting brand, Cole & Bright is offering garden centre retailers all they need to make their solar lighting offer shine out; Cole & Bright’s Autumn Deal boasts 12 ShaRRPer Prices, with savings of up to £15. “Without compromising on the brand quality we have put together some excellent deals and offers on existing Cole & Bright lines, already known and loved by consumers,” explained Duncan Ross, Garden Centre Sales Director at Gardman.  “Our purpose is to give our retail partners the tools they need to drive up the volume of sales in solar lighting at a…

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Crowders Garden Centre to welcome celebrity chef Rachel Green

There will be summer barbecue inspiration at Crowders Garden Centre of Horncastle when it welcomes local celebrity chef Rachel Green to host an Artisan Food Festival on Sunday, June 29. Rachel will be cooking up a delicious selection of summer eating-inspired barbecue treats throughout the day, and will be joined by many local and small food producers. Food stalls will nestle among Crowders aisles and offer a wide variety of artisan and locally sourced food and drink to try, from handmade chocolates to artisan breads and cheeses. Find out more at www.crowders.co.uk

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