Blue Diamond wins People Choice Award at Chelsea

The Octavia Hill Garden by Blue Diamond with the National Trust wins coveted People’s Choice Award – its third award of the week – at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read more - members only

Andy Jasper, Ann-Marie Powell with Alan Roper

April sales fall for a third year

Despite April sales falling for a third year,  Garden centres were ahead of 2023 at the end of April with catering and garden sundries prospering. Read more - members only

Clothing (+14%) and Catering (+13%) were the bright spots.

Blue Diamond Garden Centres wins RHS Childrens Choice Award

Blue Diamond Garden Centres with the National Trust has won the RHS Childrens Choice award at RHS Chelsea with a garden designed by Ann-Marie Powell.  Read more - open to all

The Blue Diamond Garden

First FutureGrow Expo unveiled by the HTA

The HTA has announced the inaugural FutureGrow Expo, on 8 October at Stoneleigh Park, to connect horticulture growers with technology innovators. Read more - members only

Fran Barnes

YPHA members to hold a Cotswolds regional event at Ball

The Young People in Horticulture Association (YPHA) has arranged for members to visit the Ball® 'Summer Showcase on 26th July.  Read more - open to all

GIMA members vote in new President

Kate Ebbens has been voted in as GIMA President for the 2024 and 2025 term.  Craig Hall takes over the Vice President role. Read more - members only

GIMA President Kate Ebbens with past president Jenny Douthwaite

Blue Diamond - UK’s largest garden centre group by sales

Latest accounts from Blue Diamond show profit before tax up +16% and confirms it has become the UK’s largest garden centre business by sales. Read more - members only

Light touch avoids delays at borders…for now

A light touch by Government has avoided the worst border delays since 30th April, but what will happen when full checks are implemented? Read more - members only

Biggest Wellbeing Survey for UK Horticulture Industry launches 

Perennial, the charity dedicated to supporting people in horticulture, is proud to announce the launch of its largest ever survey to gain a snapshot into the wellbeing of those working in the industry. 

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His Majesty The King announced as Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The RHS is honoured and delighted that His Majesty The King will be the next Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society – the UK’s gardening charity dedicated to helping everyone to garden for health, happiness and the environment.

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Final piece in Amenity puzzle for Hillier

New appointment at Hillier Trees, marks the conclusion of a two-and-a-half year focus on developing the company’s industry leading amenity team. Read more - members only

Will Innes-Taylor

GCA partners in national net zero business census

The GCA joins leading business associations in a national research initiative to benchmark the private sector’s contribution to the UK’s net zero targets. Read more - members only

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