WGC sells Bournville GC and transfers Swindon GC

Wyevale Garden Centres have sold Bournville Garden Centre to British Garden Centres. They will also transfer ownership of Swindon Hay Lane to the landlord in September Read more

Bournville Garden Centre

Peat use must be banned to hit zero-carbon targets says Veolia

It’s time to stop excavating our precious peatlands says the UK’s largest peat-free composter Veolia, claiming 'The damaging practice has continued to grow despite national targets to phase it out'.

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Wyevale sells Findon but closes Rayleigh

The manager of Findon and his partner are the first management team to buy their garden centre from Wyevale.  The group has also announced the closure of Rayleigh GC without a sale. Read more

GCA sees record numbers of new members join

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has seen a record number of new members join in 2019 – with 10 signing up so far this year. Read more

 Bellis Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre

Squire’s includes nature in new play area

Squire’s has opened an environmentally friendly children’s play area at Milford garden centre as part of a major upgrade that completes next spring. Read more

Ricky Bowness, manager at Squire's Milford

Wyevale sells Bridgemere and Cheltenham

Blue Diamond continues its Wyevale buying spree buying Bridgemere, while Webbs buys Cheltenham garden centre. In addition 2 centres will close. Read more

Syon Park garden centre is to close

The Trouble with Garden Centres – ITV Thurs 22 Aug

Watch ITV Thurs 22 Aug at 7.30. Chris Choi investigates the sustainability of garden centres in 'The Trouble with Garden Centres’. Read more

ITV’s Chris Choi

Mr Fothergill’s raises £150,000 for charities and looks for growth

At yesterday’s open day Mr Fothergill’s revealed a strong performance from Darlac and that it is ready for further acquisitions. It also launched a sweet pea for next year's celebration of the sailing of the Mayflower. Read more

Tim Jeffries and Jemma Rix of Children in Need

Hillier grows to 17 with John Browns

Hillier buys a fifth, John Browns, from Wyevale.  The group also reveals that Thatcham garden centre will close at the end of September. Read more

John Browns at 3 Legged Cross

Squire’s takes control of Wyevale’s Heathlands GC

Wyevale’s Heathland garden centre has become Squire’s in Wokingham following the completion of the purchase announced last month. Read more

Graham Carter (Centre Manager), Martin Breddy (MD) & Sarah Squire (Chairman)

Tong eyes further expansion with new sites

Sales have trebled since the current owners bought Tong garden centre. Now they have reorganised to prepare for further growth and adding new sites. Read more

Left to right : Mark Farnsworth, David Stanhope, Tom Megginson, Sharon McNair, Charlie Barker

Glee looks to a plastic-free future

Green gardening is not a fashion or a passing fad – Glee takes a look at how exhibitors at Glee are planning to reduce dependency on single-use plastics. Read more

DeepRoots' Jute Grow Pots

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