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

Brackenburn creates renewable biofuel to burn in the home

Brackenburn

With an investigation looming into whether burning wood is bad for the environment, Brackenburn is helping shoppers looking for ways to stay warm with a clean conscience. The link between burning wood and air pollution arises when the wood is wet.  Wet wood makes stoves and open fires work at a lower temperature, meaning less fuel is fully burnt and more escapes as soot. To help, there’s a certification scheme in place to identify and promote dried wood – but the team at Brackenburn think they can do even better. Based in Somerset, they harvest bracken from the surrounding countryside,…

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Furniture supplier Zest 4 Leisure celebrates its fundraising success

Zest 4 Leisure

Employees of Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products, are celebrating after raising over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK. Team members from across the business went the extra mile by running, swimming and cycling, many pushing themselves to the limit in their fundraising endeavours. Steve Morgan, Zest 4 Leisure’s Managing Director said: “We initially set ourselves the target of raising £10,000 but then changed it to £20,000 as we were doing so well, so to have exceeded our second target is a fantastic achievement. “I am incredibly proud of all employees who took part in…

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Spear and Jackson teams up with award-winning garden and landscape designer, Lee Bestall

Spear and Jackson

Spear and Jackson has teamed up with the award-winning garden landscape designer, Lee Bestall, of Bestall & Co. Both based in Sheffield, the two have a long-standing relationship and Spear and Jackson are pleased to announce that Lee will officially be acting as their Brand Ambassador with effect from 1st January 2018. In Lee, Spear and Jackson have found a partner who shares their passion for gardening and outdoor living. A regular contributor to industry titles and a stand-in presenter on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Gardeners Question Hour, Lee has an increasingly popular public profile and is enjoying great success as…

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Smart Garden Products scoops top GCA award

smart garden

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) 52nd annual conference and Gala dinner saw the Smart Garden team scoop the prestigious Associate of the Year award, proudly claiming the title as top supplier to the industry. Delighted with the accolade, Sales Director Paul Knott comments “To be rewarded by our customers with such a significant award is an honour.  We are over the moon to be recognised in such a way and will be working hard to ensure that we retain the title”. Managing Director, Jonathan Stobart, adds “This award is a testament to the hard work from everyone in the Smart…

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Smart Garden Products is bringing the Three Kings brand to Spring Fair

Smart Garden products to showcase Three Kings range at Spring Fair

Following on from the huge success at the Harrogate Christmas and Gift Show launch, Smart Garden Products has announced that they are bringing the Three Kings range, their new Christmas brand for the 2018 season, to Spring Fair 2018. Over 60 products to adorn the home and garden, from a warm welcome at the front door to the cosy surround of the fireplace, will be available to see in Hall 2 – Stand 2K29, where buyers can come to discover a collection which has been carefully designed to provide a variety of price-points across multiple categories. Jonathan Stobart, Managing Director…

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Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair in February 2018

Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair

Spring Fair is set to once again host a new range of products launched by UK leading wildlife product designer and manufacturer, Wildlife World. The company is expanding its current range significantly with many exciting new products, as well as several new items especially designed and created in partnership with wildlife author and TV presenter, Simon King OBE. These products carry Wildlife World’s ‘Simon King’ brand. At the show, the company will be showing many new products including the award-winning Dewdrop Wildbird Window Feeder and a new premium National Trust range. Norman Sellers, Managing Director at Wildlife World commented, “We…

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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

gardena

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

scissors

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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