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Reigate Garden Centre owner describes ‘devastation’ as it closes for good

The owner of Reigate Garden Centre has described how a life’s work has been reduced to “devastation”. The store finally…

Cornus is HTA’s plant of the month for November

Few plants celebrate the different seasons more than colourful cornus. Called dogwoods, these reliable and hardy shrubs provide a luscious…

Wyevale sells Woodcote Green to Dobbies Garden Centres

Wyevale Garden Centres today announces the sale of its Woodcote Green Garden Centre to Dobbies Garden Centres. ? Woodcote Green…

Hare Hatch Sheeplands sees new butcher shop open

A butcher shop has opened at Hare Hatch Sheeplands garden centre, near Wargrave. ? Mark Lowe started in the trade…

Tong Garden Centre promotes from within for future growth

The management team at Tong Garden Centre has announced six new roles. An existing team member has taken each position.…

Glee 2019 sees the return of The Great British Growing Awards

Grow Your Own magazine will once again be bringing the Great British Growing Awards to Glee 2019. ? These awards…

Houseplant sales still going strong in September

Houseplant departments at garden centres remained strong during September. This is according to the Garden Centre Association?s Barometer of Trade…

Poppy appeal launched by Cardwell Garden Centre

Cardwell Garden Centre has recruited a mini army of poppy sellers – and they?re all girls called Poppy. ? The…

Squires Garden Centre to donate 230,000 flowers to public spaces

Squires garden centre has pledged to donate more than 200,000 plants to public spaces after the success of a single…

HTA Marketing Forum helps delegates stand out from the crowd

The HTA Marketing Forum took place at Horticulture House, Chilton, on 17 October. It aimed to give delegates and insight…

Stewarts Christchurch appoints new catering manager

Stewarts Garden Centre in Christchurch has appointed a new Catering Manager. ? Jeremy Wilson from Ferndown joins a team of…

LOFA announces new look to the board

LOFA is exploring new opportunities to enhance the benefits to its members and the UK furniture and outdoor market. ?…

Tong doubles its toy area ahead of Christmas

Tong Garden Centre in Yorkshire has doubled the size of its toy department after joining a specialist buying group. ?…

Christmas tree ‘selfies’ benefitting businesses

Christmas decorations are the focal point of many photos during the festive season, according to new research. ? A survey…

Squires centres compete in easy gardening competition

Squires Garden Centres recently held a competition between each of their garden centres. ? The aim was to show customers…

Horticulture Careers launches new website

Horticulture Careers?in association with Garden Centre Retail, is happy to announce the launch of their new jobs portal. To?satisfy?the growing…

Cultivating Retail includes plastics and Green issues on agenda

According to the latest HTA trend report on plastics, 95% of consumers say it?s important for businesses to design products…

AMES UK set for new sales structure

Richard Pyrah, AMES UK Group Sales Director has announced the creation of a new sales structure. It has designed to…

Silversprings Garden Centre has a new owner

Silversprings Garden Centre has sold to Mike Jarvis, owner of Abbey Garden Buildings and Borderland Fencing. ? He already had…

Suttons Seeds introduces 100% Peat Free compost

It’s good news for all trade customers with Suttons for Spring 2019. ? Environmental trends and the call for sustainable…
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