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

A new Gardman management team tasked with driving growth


Stewart Hainsworth, Gardman CEO has created an eclectic group of talented managers from the Garden Industry and FMCG businesses comprising of varied market experience, skills and capabilities to deliver the new corporate brand strategy to drive growth in Wild Bird Care and Gardening in an increasingly competitive market. “Consumer brand development is at the heart of our business strategy and Gardman must focus on its efforts to enhance its Wild Bird Care and Gardening offer,” explained Stewart Hainsworth.  “Our goal is to provide our retail partners with innovative products, ranges and offers to encourage garden centre customers to up-trade to…

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Danny Adamson steps down as MD of William Sinclair Retail Division


As a result of an internal restructure Danny Adamson will step down from today as Managing Director of the Retail Division for William Sinclair. Danny has been with William Sinclair for the past six years and over that time has made a tremendous contribution to the business. Peter Rush, Chief Executive, William Sinclair, said: “Danny has been instrumental in making Sinclair a well-respected and progressive horticultural business, one that is seen as being good to do business with. As a result, the business has grown and also expanded into new categories. We thank Danny for this and wish him every success in the future.” Danny…

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Sharp joins Smart Solar

Smart Solar

Sue Sharp has joined Smart Solar as Customer Services Manager. Sue, who has over 25 years’ experience including 21 years at Gardman, is well known and respected in the garden centre industry. Sue will be visiting customers across the UK, providing valuable field based support to our sales and head office customer service teams, together with undertaking other selective projects. She said, “I’ve joined Smart Solar at a very exciting time. As the company grows it is important to ensure that our trade customers continue to receive an outstanding customer experience across all areas of the business.” Sue brings a…

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Pike joins Bord Na Mona UK as national sales manager

Bord Na Mona

Bord na Mona UK (BNM UK) has recruited Jason Pike as its National Sales Manager covering the retail market throughout the UK.  Heading up a team of six regional sales managers, Jason will spearhead BNM UK’s one stop shop peat-free and peat-reduced offer across existing accounts and an increasing number of new listings. Jason (42) lives in Bristol and will be based at BNM UK’s head office in Bridgewater.  Prior to his new role with BNM UK, he was commercial horticultural manager for fabric, netting and fencing solutions specialist, Tildenet.  Commenting on his appointment, he said, “Garden and horticulture is…

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Nordic Garden Buildings appoints Neil Gater as garden centre account manager


Nordic Garden Buildings, the UK’s leading manufacturer of free standing PVC garden buildings including pavilions, orangeries and the nation’s first ever PVC Double Glazed greenhouse has appointed Neil Gater as UK sales account manager.  Neil will be responsible for some of the company’s major national accounts. Before taking up his new position, Neil was a national accounts manager at play area rubber chips company, Dunweedin.  Commenting on his role, he said, “Nordic is a relatively new brand in the UK and the company has some unique products in this country combining style with superior functionality.  To take on the national…

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Bosmere expands marketing team

Bosmere Products Ltd has announced the expansion of their marketing team with the appointment of Pippa Bowker as Marketing Coordinator. In this new role Pippa will be actively involved in NPD, promotions, exhibitions and the development of social media. Pippa has a business background in events management in a variety of sectors, she also has a wealth of experience of current trends and consumer demands having worked directly with clients in the public sector. In addition to this she has hands on experience as an Assistant Manager of a Safari camp in Botswana which she did as part of her…

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Stagecraft appoints new production manager

With the move into a much larger factory, leading garden centre design and shopfit business Stagecraft has appointed a new production manager.   David Diskin, 41, has joined Stagecraft’s expanding business after 11 years as a production planner with Wrexham-based flat pack furniture company K D Products.   David currently lives in Northwich with his wife Amanda and two children.   Sebastian Smith, managing director of Stagecraft said: “We are now expanding and taking on larger volume contracts in our new facility,  and David’s experience in implementing production systems and procedures on the factory side of the business will prove…

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Kevin Holmes Celebrates 30 Years in Horticulture

In 1983 Kevin Holmes attended an interview with Warren Haskins for a YTS apprenticeship at the Haskins Garden Centre that many will remember was originally at Tricketts Cross in Ferndown.  He got the job starting as Retail Assistant.  His 30 years with the company has seen many changes and has now been celebrated.  Julian Winfield, the Chief Executive of the company that, since Kevin joined, has relocated its Ferndown Centre to the current site at Longham, and expanded to own four prime garden centres in southern England, congratulated Kevin on his long and loyal service. “When Kevin joined the company it…

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David Nieburg: herb grower keeps up with the trends

David Nieburg initially had no plans to start growing herbs under glass or plastic, he had a full time job in horticulture. However after spotting the growing popularity of herbs with exposure via TV chefs and gardening shows, David and his wife Jo decided to grow a few herbs on an acre of land to finance home improvements. As the herb sales took off, Jo was only too happy to leave her job and become a grower! Space and infrastructure quickly became an issue so David and Jo joined forces with David’s father, Matt Nieburg who owned and ran a…

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