Garden Centre Retail – October 2015 issue

Garden Centre Retail – October 2015 issue

News centre: Mary Berry at Wisley, seeds in space, and a round-up of the industry’s latest news

Association news: The HTA appoints its new president; GCA releases barometer of trade results

Going undercover: Liz Dobbs offers innovative ways to rejuvenate your house plant offer

Coming into style: Kevin Waters adapts his Glee tour of visual merchandising to suit the calendar year

The future of garden centre design: Mike Still says ‘experience’ and ‘lifestyle’ will gain importance in retail structure, look and layout

Centre fit for a gardening legend: Des O’Neill outlines the work that went into the recent refurbishment of Percy Thrower’s Garden Centre in Shropshire

From the ground upwards: Malcolm Scott on the transformation of Garson Farm Garden Centre in Surrey based on its location and history

Let’s hear it from: John Schofield and Lisa McCormack, co-owners of Battersea Flower Station, on engaging with the community and building a loyal customer base

Baked in Berwick: Lynda Murray on the logistics of selling home-made produce at England’s most northerly farm shop – Berwick Garden Centre

Plant focus: Buyer Tim Jacobs predicts what will get tills ringing in the coming year

Glee pictorial: We take a look at the highlights from Glee 2015

South West Growers Show: Our overview of the foremost commercial horticultural event in the West Country

Product news: Halloween, Helleborus and the latest offerings

How to sell… seeds & bulbs: Geoff Hodge on how you can make the most from this hugely profitable and vital market

Seeds & bulbs: From new ranges to bags and stands

Artificial grass: The latest offerings for open spaces

Outdoor cooking: Sizzling offers for when the sun shines

Trading with: Garden Centre Retail talks to Chris Marsden-Jones, business development manager at Swan Retail

Staff room: Shining a light on three industry personalities

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