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

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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Alan Titchmarsh named as first RHS Ambassador

The RHS is delighted to announce that Alan Titchmarsh will be the charity’s founder RHS Ambassador. In the role Alan will continue to champion the industry-wide campaign, Horticulture Matters, to raise the profile of careers in horticulture. For the first time the RHS is inviting a group of exceptional and influential individuals to be RHS Ambassadors to promote horticulture and help the charity make a difference to people’s lives, secure the future of horticulture and help safeguard the planet. Alan, an RHS Vice President, is the first RHS Ambassador, and in the role will continue to highlight the critical green…

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Raymond Evison: Guernsey Post Celebrates

Guernsey Post is delighted to announce the release of a special stamp issue which celebrates the achievements of Raymond Evison OBE, VMH, a world-renowned authority, breeder and grower of clematis cultivars, who this year was awarded his 25th Gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (stamp issue date 13 November 2013). Guernsey Post’s 25 Years of Gold issue features five of the clematis that Raymond Evison exhibited at the highly successful 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In total he exhibited 50 different varieties at the show, all of which were raised in his famous Guernsey nursery, something rarely done…

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Dr Steve Peters on achieving success

The psychiatrist behind the GB Olympic cycling team, Dr Steve Peters, will be sharing his secrets of how to perform at the optimum level at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in January (2014). Dr Steve Peters, who is a consultant psychiatrist, bestselling author and Head of Sports Psychology for UK Athletics, will be speaking at the conference on Monday, January 27. Iain Wylie, interim Chief Executive of the GCA, said: “We are absolutely thrilled Steve will be joining us and sharing his secrets for success. He’s had a fascinating career, working with some of our best-known and most admired…

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Charlie Dimmock visits Hillier Garden Centre, Horsham.

Celebrity gardening expert Charlie Dimmock visited the Hillier Garden Centre in Horsham on Saturday to meet local budding gardeners, share her wealth of knowledge, and remind people of the great taste of the original malted milk drink Horlicks. The visit was a chance for gardening enthusiasts to dig a little deeper with one of the nation’s most recognisable gardening faces, whilst enjoying a sample of Horlicks from the new look pack; which still has the same great taste people know and love. The Hiller staff welcomed Charlie into the ‘Horlicks Hub’, a living room experience inside the garden centre, where…

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GCG: Former senior buyer to join Briers

Tristan Sissons will join Briers as trading director in January 2014, where he will oversee brand building, new product development, the adoption of new sales channels and the company’s expansion into new export markets. As Briers embraces social media and the need for bespoke consumer experiences, Mr Sissons will spearhead a brand strategy to lead Briers through its next stage of expansion. Mr Sissons previously held the role of senior buyer at The Garden Centre Group (formerly Wyevale Garden Centres) which he joined in 2009. While with the firm, he achieved annual turnovers exceeding £54 million – over 20% of…

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Richard Webb takes to pen & paper

The former chairman of the family-owned Webbs garden centre has finally found time to become a new author aged 73. Richard Webb, an expert in the horticultural industry, has indulged his love of history after retiring from Webbs in 2005 and from the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2010. Having written a great deal for gardeners since joining Webbs in 1962, he has now returned to history, his degree subject at Oxford University. His first book, Mrs D – the Life of Anne Damer (1748 – 1828), tells the story of a woman who was much more than a…

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Stagecraft appoints new managing director.

Seb Smith, 50, is the new managing director of leading shopfit and garden centre design business Stagecraft. He takes over from founder Tom Davis, who will move to the chairman’s role. Seb has a strong background in retail display having previously worked for international display business Displayplan and before that with Display Creatives. As director of Displayplan’s retail division Seb created a £10.5 million business from scratch in just four years.  During his career he has delivered large retail programmes for major brands such as M & S, Gap, Clarks shoes, Nike and Banana Republic. He also has experience as…

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RHS appoints Paul Cook as curator of RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has appointed Paul Cook as the new curator of RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Paul started in September, after moving from Cheshire where he held the post of Curator at Ness Botanic Gardens for more than 11 years. At RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Paul will be responsible for managing and developing the garden’s plant collections. He will be leading a team of 30 horticulturists, RHS trainees and volunteers. According to Paul, “It’s very exciting to join the RHS, as I wanted to be part of an organisation that had long term plans,…

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IGCA board: Paul Cooling elected.

This month, Paul Cooling has been elected to the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) board replacing Sue Allen, who is retiring from the role. The Chairman of Coolings Nurseries has been a long-time supporter of the IGCA and his appointment continues the UK presence on the international board. He said: “My father, Michael, was an early supporter of the IGCA. He took me to my first International Congress in Holland in 1978 and since then I’ve attended 18 in total. Carrying on the family tradition, I took my daughter Jessica to the most recent Congress I attended in Germany in…

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