Dobbies says range changes implemented during the second half 2017 led to lower footfall and conversion, particularly during the Christmas trading period. Finance charges of £15.3m contributed to a loss of £-12.5m.

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Wolds View

Wyevale has sold Wellingborough and Wolds View, both will continue as garden centres.  This sale takes the list of those sold to 37 with 108 remaining in the group.  Read more to download the list of garden centres sold.

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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'

Research from around the world has confirmed something many gardeners already know ­– gardening really is good for you! So, this January we’re encouraging you to share this news with your customers with help from the HTA’s ‘Gardening is good for you’ campaign.

Plantpak glass globe terrarium

Millennials interest in the tranquil nature of indoor plants is having a very positive effect within this sector. So, its no wonder that Plantpak terrariums are so desirable to the 20-30 age group who benefit from a happy and relaxed atmosphere.



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Friday, November 23rd is Black Friday: a tradition that has drifted over from the United States, when people head out en masse after Thanksgiving to bargain-hunt. This presents opportunities, but how can you take advantage of these as a garden centre?



Harrogate Christmas & Gift will once again open its doors to the festive industry in 2019, straight after the Christmas holidays – from 13th to 16th January 2019 – promising a wealth of exciting new products for the Christmas 2019 season.


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