Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur elected GIMA President

GIMA has announced the election of Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur as GIMA President, supported by Kate Ebbens of Capi Europe as Vice President. Read more

Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur is GIMA President

St Bridget Nursery destined for housing

St Bridget Nursery, a long established Exeter garden centre and nursery, could be replaced with up to 350 new homes according to Devon Live. Read more

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Frosts and Notcutts in discussion over Brampton

Frosts have announced that they are in discussions with Notcutts about the potential sale of their garden centre in Brampton. Read more

Pandemic boosts sales and profits at Blue Diamond

2021 accounts from Blue Diamond show sales rose 27% to £255m during the pandemic with profit before tax up to £39.5m and net debt down to only £5.8m.  But the company expects 2022 profits will fall. Read more

Sales growth at Blue Diamond

Studley Grange Garden Centre continues its development

The new owner of the former Wyevale near Swindon, Studley Grange Garden Centre, working with Malcolm Scott Consultants, has planning permission to expand. Read more

Elho opens second distribution facility

Sustainable plant pot manufacturer, elho, has opened the doors of its second distribution centre in Tilburg, Holland. Read more


Judges panel revealed for the GIMA Awards

Selected from a cross section of the Garden Retail Industry, the panel of 9 judges will be making their decision on the GIMA Awards winners for 2022. Read more

HTA announces the appointment of a new Vice-President

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Alan Down as vice-president. Read more

Alan Down, HTA Vice-President

MP opens £6m factory expansion for Westland

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has opened a £6 million factory expansion by Westland at the Driffield site that produces wild bird feed. Read more

Image of Sir Greg with the Westland team courtesy of Driffield Post

Bloom and Wild pops up in London, Bristol and Edinburgh

Bloom and Wild is opening its first series of pop-up shops in London, Bristol and Edinburgh.    Read more

Dobbies granted planning permission for new store at Reading

Dobbies has been granted planning permission to build a new 60,000 sq ft store in Reading.  It will be built on the land behind its existing garden centre at Hyde End Road, Shinfield. Read more

Will 2022 be the new normal for garden centres?

Senior garden centre figures talk about the rest of the year, stock levels and discounting. Will 2022 be the new normal? Read more

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