March 22, 2018


HTA Board statement on Chairman -

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Popular garden centre raises more than £4,500 for Dorset Mind -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Charlie Dimmock Opens Squire’s in Woking -

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Media statement from The Garden Centre Association regarding Gardman -

Monday, March 19, 2018

Kyle creates customer Plant Health Information Pack -

Monday, March 19, 2018

HTA introduces Recycling Scheme for members -

Monday, March 19, 2018

Garden centre group brings back popular competition to ‘Name the Rose’ and see it sold across centres -

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Gardman warehouse fire: Man arrested in arson inquiry -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

From The Archives: If you build it… April 2016 -

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thieves ransack garden centre in Darwen Lancashire -

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Webbs Wychbold up for ‘Food Hall of the Year’ award -

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Garden centre bosses expand plans to make site ‘vibrant destination’ for North East -

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Fire at Daventry garden centre supplier warehouse -

Monday, March 12, 2018

Smart Garden announces winners of the Sales Manager of the Year Award -

Monday, March 12, 2018

Hassle-free paving treatments with new start up Block Blitz -

Friday, March 9, 2018

A look to the future at the Garden Press Event 2018 -

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Gardman launching new Marie Curie products this year -

Thursday, March 8, 2018

RDA creates contemporary cafe for family-run garden nursery -

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A new-product experience for all the senses at Tendence 2018 -

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Green Digit expands SeedCell range to three different products -

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Garden centre bosses expand plans to make site ‘vibrant destination’ for North East

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A garden centre with its sights set on expansion is seeking a second phase to its extension.

East Durham Garden Centre already has permission to revamp its car park, improve retail areas and add a play barn, restaurant, orangery and replacement manager’s accommodation.

Bosses at family-owned British Garden Centres say the redevelopment of the Plants ‘R’ Ross site in South Hetton Road, near Easington Village, would take its staff from 10 up to 300.

Now the company has asked Durham County Council for permission to build a glasshouse, measuring 38 metres by 40 metres, and a dark-green clad and solar panel-topped warehouse which would span 40 metres by 50 meres on the northern part of the site.

The storage would house planting materials, aggregates, retail goods and machinery.

In its application, the firm says it takes on centres in a “neglected, declining state and turn them around into thriving garden centres in the heart of communities.”

It adds: “This current proposal for ancillary service warehouse and glasshouse buildings, to service and sustain the main approved expansion proposal for the East Durham Garden Centre Site, will ensure the extended garden centre will function correctly and sustainably, and will have the appropriate size and level of support buildings to ensure it will create a truly fantastic and vibrant destination and asset for the entire area.”

Planners have recommended approval.


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