Council to debate housing on Hare Hatch garden centres

A parish council is to debate the future of Wyevale’s Hare Hatch Garden Centre and the controversial Hare Hatch Sheeplands. Both have been zoned for possible re-development in Wokingham Borough Council’s draft local plan. Read more

Hare Hatch Garden Centre

Choice appoints a non-exec chairman

Choice, the buying and marketing group of 42 independent garden centres, has recruited a former MD of Blacks Leisure Group as non-executive chairman. Read more

Michelle de Lavis Trafford and Terry Maywood

LOFA appoint new marketing manager

The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association is delighted to announce that Gina Hinde is the new LOFA Marketing Manager and is now in post Read more

Gina Hinde is the new LOFA Marketing Manager.

Wyevale Garden Centres sells a further six garden centres

Wyevale is selling five garden centres to British Garden Centres and gets ready for the season with a vast majority of its remaining centres. Read more

Bold Heath Garden Centre

BALI calls for dialogue to manage turf shortages

BALI calls for dialogue between turf suppliers and users to manage shortages.  The turf industry needs a warm, wet spring to recharge stocks. Read more

Hillview Group is for sale

Hillview Group is to announce the sale of 2 short lease garden centres shortly. 6 other centres have been advertised for sale as investors explore the best options for the group. Read more

Garden centres' profits fall in most recent filings

Recent figures published on Gardenforum Results pages show a fall in profits for most garden centres, while many suppliers have increased theirs.  Read more

50+ Suppliers meet Choice buyers at the Spring Fair

Over 50 suppliers promoted their wares at a meet-the-buyer event held by Choice Marketing at the Spring Fair. Read more

Caulders buys 2 garden centres from Dobbies

Caulders has purchased Cumbernauld and Kinross garden centres from Dobbies. This will increase Caulders portfolio to 7 garden centres – all in Central Scotland. Read more

Recent sales mitigate Wyevale’s cashflow risks

2017 Accounts for Wyevale Garden Centres Capital show a loss of £-105.3m and warn of material uncertainty concerning the ability of the group to meet its liabilities. Today the Wyevale CEO says the recent sales mitigate this risk. Read more

Andover - oe of the garden centres still for sale

Smart Garden buys Briers

Smart Garden Products has announced the purchase of Briers, the leading glove supplier, from administrators. Read more

Customers flock back to the Wyevale centres bought by Blue Diamond

December sales leapt 50% at the centres that Blue Diamond bought from Wyevale. Bicester is getting the full East Bridgford treatment at a cost of £3m to be ready for April. Read more

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