Where’s the help for growers?

The HTA has criticised today’s mini budget with comments such as a missed opportunity and unlikely to have much impact amongst horticulture businesses. Read more

Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre is closing later this month

Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre at Bromsgrove is closing later this month. The garden centre is being sold by Nicci and Neil Gow. Read more

Two acquisitions for Eliza Tinsley

Eliza Tinsley has bought Reedy Tools and Greenman Garden Tools. Read more

Glee 2020 has been cancelled

Months of ‘will it? won’t it?’ have ended with the news that Glee 2020 has been cancelled along with Pawexpo. Instead there will be a two day virtual forum. Read more

Garden centre and other news around the country

The Duchess of Cambridge at Fakenham Garden centre, in Hello feature. Another Norfolk garden centre is for sale, while the Sunday Telegraph warns against buying plants on Amazon. Read more

HTA calls for support for UK growers as imports grow

“We need the Westminster… Government to support our industry, as the Dutch Government has done for theirs,” says HTA chairman as UK plant production falls and imports rise. Read more

British bedding on show at Squire's

Praise for staff and suppliers as sales up 50% in June

There’s praise for staff and suppliers as some garden centres are 50% up in June and in a strong cash position.  “No-one put their prices up without good reason. No-one got awkward…” Read more

Pallets were not empty for long at Dobbies

SPOGA+gafa 2020 has been suspended

spoga+gafa in Cologne in September 2020 has been suspended and moved to new permanent time of year.  For 2021 it will be held from 30 May to 1 June 2021. Read more

Cologne

Northern Irish growers to share £1.5m support package

The HTA reports a £1.5m COVID-19 support package is being offered to Northern Ireland horticultural businesses and calls again for a grant aid scheme for British growers. Read more

Image from Papervale Trees

Garden centres are cautious about restaurant reopening

While Dobbies are reopening their restaurants as soon as permitted, others are adopting a more cautious approach.  Some are not opening this month. Read more

Blue Diamond at East Bridgford, before the lockdown

Dobbies to open restaurants across the UK

Dobbies reveals measures in place to open its 68 restaurants across the UK from Friday 3rd, in Northern Ireland, and England to following day, overseen by a safety champion at each store. Read more

Wyevale Garden Centres has been wound up

On 28th May Wyevale Garden Centres Ltd, one of garden centres’ biggest names disappeared into history, when it was wound up after trading for 58 years.  We look back through the years. Read more

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