GIMA confirms Consumer & Design Trends webinar series

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, GIMA’s Consumer & Design Trends seminar was cancelled, however delegates are being offered a second chance to learn more about the trends that are expected to influence consumer shopping decisions with the launch of GIMA’s new webinar series. Read more

Scottish garden centres are likely to re-open from 28th May

Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scottish garden centres are likely be permitted to reopen from 28th May as part of limited easing of the lockdown. Read more

HTA to run New Plant Awards - Virtually

The HTA will be hosting its New Plant Awards as a ‘virtual’ event this year following the cancellation of the National Plant Show in June due to Coronavirus. Read more

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ from Fairweather’s Nursery

South West Growers Show to be replaced by “ShowCase” for 2020

Kernock Park Plants, hosts of the South West Growers Show for the past two years, has taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show. Read more

Gardenex launches website information source for members

Gardenex has launched a Members-Only Area on its website www.gardenex.com, containing business and export advice, information, market research and the latest business news and developments. Read more

HTA intensifies call for grower rescue package

With Scottish garden centres not opening till after May 28, the HTA has intensified its call for a Dutch style grant to support British growers. Read more

Nursery deliveries from Farplants

Garden sales fall -86% in April

The full impact of Covid-19 is shown by the GCA Barometer for April, where lost sales averaged £500,000 per garden centre in April. Read more

Manufacturers struggling to keep up with growing media demand

Unprecedented consumer demand for growing media, even during the lockdown, means manufacturers are struggling to keep up with deliveries. Read more

A well stocked compost display earlier in the year

Smart welcome back garden centres

Smart is delighted that UK Garden Centres are now almost all open and have been despatching an increasing volume of orders to customers. Read more

Trevor Wellington 29/4/47 – 14/5/20

The widely known and well-liked grower and nursery manager, Trevor Wellington, has sadly died aged 73. Trevor contributed much to the growth of Highfield Garden World until his retirement in 2010. Read more

Trevor Wellington

Thursday webinar: Open for Business

Glee is to hold a webinar on Thursday this week, ‘Open For Business: Lessons Learned from Lockdown and The First Week of Trading’. Read more

Sales surge as garden centres reopen

Garden centres are reopening to big increases in average spend from pent up demand.  Stock shortages are already showing.  But there are concerns about the autumn. Read more

Safety measures at Dobbies, Havant garden centre

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