January 21, 2018

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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

Are millennials driving houseplant sales in garden centres? -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chris Pateman appointed as HTA Chair -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Retail industry welcomes progress on Brexit talks -

Monday, December 11, 2017

JCB PAINT® announce the worldwide launch of Supertough™, Supersafe™, Superversatile™ paint

PAINT®

JCB PAINT® has created a paint which has been formulated to make it easy to use on almost any exterior surface and engineered to provide protection against the toughest conditions, like no other paint in the market. Invented in the UK, it has flame retardant and environmental resistant properties which along with the re-usable and recycle packaging offers testament to the company’s ethos to making the world a safer place. Company CEO Chris Honer stated: “We believe that the consumer and professional decorator has had to endure the arduous task of choosing different types of paint for their exterior requirements…

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GARDENA unveils new route to market with sales agents

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This year sees the leading European brand for high quality garden watering and care tools, GARDENA recruit a dedicated network of sales agents to build brand presence and boost sales into garden centres. Twelve experienced and well-known agents will service garden centres in the UK. This dynamic team of agents have had many years of practical experience in the industry. Garden centres will be able to call upon these agents to provide top quality products to garden centre retailers with a speedy delivery time, as stock will be delivered straight from GARDENA’s factory in Germany. Direct deliveries will be available…

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Durstons hold prices for 2018

Durstons

Recent press reports indicate that the rising costs and poor harvests of Growing Media in 2017 are forcing manufacturers to hike up their prices for 2018. The reports also suggest that these higher costs are in-part due to many of these products coming from overseas. It blames increased freight costs, environmental costs, as well as wage increases of 10.4% in Ireland alone, due to the minimum wage rises being implemented, and so it goes on……. It doesn’t help either, that by shopping abroad, UK companies are forced to trade in euros. So what is the answer we ask ourselves? Well,…

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Wilkinson Sword reveal new range of scissors

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A new range of scissors from a company with over 100 years of cutting excellence is hitting the shelves this autumn. Each scissor has been honed and developed for modern needs to provide excellent cutting solutions around the home and garden. With specific focus being placed on kitchen and cooking activities where a good pair of quality scissors can considerably cut prep time – just consider the time taken to cut herbs with a knife versus scissors, for example? Wilkinson Sword has created its new collection that consists of eight scissors offering a variety of cutting options, ensuring that every…

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EGO Power+ – Blowing petrol power out of the garden

EGO

The technology within EGO’s products place the blowers among the most powerful models on the market.  EGO blowers are the first battery powered models to deliver petrol matching power – without all the downsides! EGO’s industry leading Arc-Lithium 56volt battery technology delivers a new level of performance that surpasses all others and give today’s switched-on gardeners a smarter way to power through tidying the garden, whilst freeing users from musculoskeletal and hearing problems caused by exposure to vibrations and petrol fumes. Designed like no other, the LB5750E blower features jet turbine technology so leaves won’t stand a chance! It features…

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Weber launches festive season campaign

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The barbecue experts at Weber® have developed a winter product line-up to provide additional sales and revenue opportunities for retailers.  The range of Weber barbecues, accessories and tools ensures that there is a suitable gift for everyone, from a barbecue beginner to a master griller. From October 2017, Weber has committed to significant investment to help drive sales and inspire people to continue to grill throughout the winter. A heavily supported marketing campaign to drive purchase as a gift will run in the lead up to the festive period and include consumer advertising, in-store point of sale and editorial-led press…

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Introducing Baby Bio® Gift and Care Packs

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SBM Life Science is adding value to its popular Baby Bio® plant care range with the launch of two new packs perfect for people looking for a gift for a houseplant lover – the Baby Bio® Orchid Gift Pack and the Baby Bio® Houseplant Care Pack. Christina Bouzala, group brand manager of SBM Life Science explained: “We are always looking for ways to help our garden centre partners increase sales and these two extensions to our well-known and loved Baby Bio® range of plant care products will do exactly that.” The Baby Bio® Orchid Gift Pack is the perfect gift…

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Joanna Lumley endorses #Glovies

#Glovies

Earlier this year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a steady stream of celebrities visited the Briers’ stand to pose for #Glovies – including actress Joanna Lumley, who posed for a Greenfingers ‘glovie’ and was gifted a pair of Briers bestselling gloves. Since then, Briers and Greenfingers Charity have received a handwritten letter from Joanna, in which she praises both the work of the charity, and also her new gardening gloves. In the letter Joanna said simply “I love my gloves” and praised Greenfingers for their inspirational work creating places of relaxation, play and reflection in children’s hospices across the…

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SBM Life Science – Expanding the Toprose range with new attractive formats

Toprose

Recognising the passion for roses amongst gardeners in the UK, SBM Life Science has expanded its hugely trusted and successful Toprose brand. The company has brought into the market a new packaging format with 3kg tubs, offering a great value to the consumer.  The format is ideal for retailers to place it outside for driving incremental rose care attachment sales. In addition to the existing 1kg Toprose pack, SBM Life Science is introducing to the market a great value for money 1.25kg pack.  The extra 25% value provides retailers additional promotional opportunities and will be highly attractive to gardeners passionate…

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Enjoy outdoor living all year round with the new range of gazebos from Forest Garden and M&M Timber

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Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of timber sheds, summerhouses, fence panels and garden structures has launched its brand-new Round Timber Gazebo Collection. Manufactured at its Worcestershire Sawmill division – M&M Timber, these premium gazebos offer covered solutions for gardens, outdoor landscaping and design projects that will stand the test of time and weather. Gazebos are among the most attractive structures you can add to your outdoor living space, they not only create a beautiful focal point, but can also allow you to extend the summer season and enjoy the great outdoors all year round. The exclusive new…

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