What is happening at Wyevale Garden Centres?

Following recent rumours and reports about the preformance and funding of Wyevale, Gardenforum talks to major suppliers and people close to the company and gets a better understanding of what is happening. Read more

London’s Garden Bridge project is abandoned

The project to build a Garden Bridge over the river Thames has been abandoned, officially, following the Mayor of London withdrawing his support. Read more

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds has acquired Darlac Garden Tools

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds has acquired Darlac, the garden tools supplier based in Slough, to expand its offer to garden retailers. Read more

John Fothergill and David Carey

Wyevale Garden Centres in possible re-financing deal

It has been reported that Terra Firma is negotiating a re-financing deal for Wyevale as the garden centre group has not met its trading targets. Read more

EP Barrus buys Town and Country

EP Barrus has bought the gardening glove and footwear manufacturer, Town & Country.  Its founder and chairman Barry Page is to retire. Read more

Barry Page

Fatal Legionnaire’s Disease incubated in a hot tub display

The owners of a regional DIY chain await sentence after an outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease that ‘probably’ come from a hot tub display in its garden centre led to two deaths. Read more

Barton Grange begins construction of £8m leisure venue

The Barton Grange Group has started the construction of its £8m leisure development to be built alongside its award-winning garden centre at Brock on the A6 near Preston. Read more

Bunnings names its first Homebase conversion in the South West

Two more Homebase stores to be converted as Bunnings pilots, bringing the total to 10. The latest include Weston-super-mare and Harlow. Read more

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Innovation from Mr Fothergill's

As well as the acquisition of Darlac, Mr Fothergill’s revealed other innovations, including a new RHS AGM range, a starter range endorsed by David Domoney and the introduction Seasol and Optigrow. Read more

David Domoney's Get growing range

Scoop for the Green Heart of Glee as leading growers return

Hillier and Farplants are returning to Glee after an absence of some years.  They join other top growers at the exhibition’s Green Heart, which will have more exhibitors than ever. Read more

HTA warns garden centres on deadline for expired gift vouchers

The HTA is warning garden centres it will not accept gift vouchers once they have expired, due to a change in legislation. The amnesty on vouchers with an expiry date of 31 December 2016 ends on 31 August 2017. Read more

La Hacienda has been sold to the Griffon Corporation for $11m (UPDATED)

It will be business as usual for La Hacienda, the global manufacturer, importer and distributor of outdoor heating and outdoor living products, after it became part of Griffon Corporation. Read more

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