News from the National Plant show

News from the NPS: Christmas tree prices could fall; dry weather is likely to affect the tulip harvest; social media drives a houseplant boom. Growers are cautious about next year. Read more

The Nursery Supply Show

Squire’s has closed Woking Garden Centre for redevelopment

Squire’s has closed Woking Garden Centre for redevelopment, it will re-open in the spring – 50% larger. Read more

Archiect's impression of the re-modelled garden centre at Woking

Bransford Webbs Plant Company Managing Director Geoff Caesar is moving on!

After 25 years at the Bransford Webbs Plant Company Managing Director Geoff Caesar is moving on at the end of July to take up a role with Ball Colegrave as Director at their Bordon Hill Nursery in Stratford upon Avon. Read more

Geoff Caesar

Smart on the move!

This dramatic image is of Smart Garden’s soon-to-be opened new logistics hub, aptly named ‘The Eureka Building’, just 1 minute off the A1 at Peterborough. Read more

New Smart warehouse

Old inspectors return as dates are set for GCA Awards meetings

Due to illness one of the new GCA inspectors has been forced to step down this year. So two, who had intended to retire, are back as judges and will address the newly announced regional awards meetings.  Read more

Staff from Brimsmore Gardens with their awards presented last year

BGC wins permission for a massive new garden centre at East Durham

British Garden Centres have been given permission for a massive re-development of their East Durham garden centre that will create 250+ new jobs. Read more

Steve Pitcher joins Homebase / Bunnings

Steve Pitcher started work with Homebase / Bunnings last week, a year after leaving B&Q. Read more

Steve Pitcher

Kingfisher Nurseries to close as YouGarden takes over the site

Leading heather producer Kingfisher Nurseries is to close at the end of this month, the owners are retiring and have sold the site to YouGarden. Read more

Marshall tells growers, “Your Country needs you”

Marshall challenged UK growers to grab the opportunity presented by Brexit. About Ocado he said online gardening sales are ‘piffling’ and now is the time for this to change. Read more

Nicholas Marshall

Dobbies to open at 7am for ‘Coffee to Go’

A highlight of the first day of the HTA Catering Conference was Costas Constantinou explaining to Matthew Appleby, how he would improve the Dobbies restaurants. Read more

Costas Constantinou

How will the election result impact the garden sector?

Do we face opening the UK market to imports from the US? LOFA members fear exchange rate volatility. The HTA is concerned about retaining the relationship it has built with Government on ways to promote plant health and cut plant imports.  Read more

The new Bridgford Garden Centre rises from the ground

We have been sent a picture of the new Bridgford Garden Centre, near Nottingham as the steel is erected. It looks massive. Read more

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