Mike Lind is to be the next GCA chairman

Mike Lind is to succeed Julian Winfield as GCA chairman at the beginning of 2018.  He says he wants to make the GCA more relevant.  This is at a time when it represents only a small proportion of garden centres… read the Gardenforum comment. Read more

Mike Lind

New restaurant build underway at Groves GC

The groundwork for the new 180-seater restaurant at Groves Nurseries & Garden Centre at Bridport started this week. Work is expected to take three weeks. Read more

Gardman to move to a new DC in Daventry

Gardman will move to a new DC in Daventry before the end of this year giving it the infrastructure to grow and the capacity to absorb acquisitions. Read more

Whitehall buys Woodborough Garden Centre

Whitehall, in Wiltshire, adds a third garden centre with the purchase of Woodborough. Read more

Steve Harper is rejoining Bord na Mona

Steve Harper is to rejoin Bord na Mona along with his business partner, Jerry Walker. Charles Farmer leaves shortly. Read more

Steve Harper

Bunnings three phase strategy for Homebase

Bunnings reveals 5 year strategy for BUKI, says clearance activity is largely complete and it will open 3 more pilot stores before June. Read more

Grange Fencing invests in Harwich distribution site

Grange Fencing, the fencing and garden structures distributor, has opened its new distribution site at Harwich. Read more

Grange’s new Harwich distribution centre

Hare Hatch Sheeplands loses in the High Court

In its long running planning battle, Hare Hatch Sheeplands has been served an injunction and ordered to remove offending businesses within 10 weeks. The owners are to take advice. Read more

Rob Scott with some of the pets

Maple Ridge Garden Centre has been sold UPDATED

Maple Ridge Garden Centre, formerly known as Aylings has been bought by Pasquale and Michael Cipullo who own Club Green Ltd in Woking, Surrey. Read more

The industry prepares for a bigger Garden Re-Leaf Day

Garden Re-Leaf day on 17th March will see outside participants join the garden industry as it celebrates the start of the gardening season and aims to beat the £140,000 raised last year for Greenfingers charity. Read more

Get Planting for Greenfingers

Lots for the Garden Press to write about

There was plenty to see and hear at the Garden Press Event including a snail fence, outdoor fragrances, a new urban compost from Scotts and news of some enhanced summer events. Read more

Woodlodge's Dorset rocking chair.

Mr Fothergill’s is to launch a new RHS seed range

Mr Fothergill’s used the Garden Press Event to launch an RHS endorsed range of vegetable and flower seed, which will go on sale in August. Read more

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