Scottish GC’s could be classed essential retail

The HTA has written to members to say it understands that Scottish garden centres will be classified as essential in any tier four lockdowns. Read more

Safety measures at Dobbies

Scotland's Trade Fair Spring goes virtual for 2021

Given the current restrictions Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring will become a virtual event in 2021. Read more

PR Week Award for the HTA for lockdown campaign

Everyone saw this campaign! The stark reality of wasted plants and flowers hit the front pages and appealed to our hearts and minds. Read more

James Clark

Homebase signs a licensing partnership with Hearst UK

Homebase has agreed a licensing partnership with House Beautiful, Country Living and Good Housekeeping to create a range of house and garden products. Read more

Team Expansion at Provender Nurseries

Provender Nurseries strengthen their online presence with the newly appointed Online Sales Manager, Lizzy Patterson.  Read more

Lizzy Patterson

RHS announces plans for Chelsea Flower Show 2021

The RHS has announced its plans to safely run the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show with many new precautions due to coronavirus to protect everyone at the Show held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Read more

OHAS Grower Standard Version 4 launches  

The Ornamental Horticulture Assurance Scheme (OHAS) is pleased to announce the release of the OHAS Grower Standard Version 4. Read more

Bjorn Leurs joins Aquaja as its new Production & Process Manager

Aquaja is pleased to announce that as of the 1st of October, Bjorn Leurs has been appointed as its new Production & Process Manager. Read more

New leadership team at Crocus

A new Leadership Team has been established at Crocus as part of the Company’s 5 year plan.  Mayank Shukla, Caroline Linger and Harsh Shah have become director. Read more

Caroline Linger

Peat content is now less than 50%

Following Monty Don’s criticism of garden centres and growers for selling peat, the HTA has written that a peat-free future needs a change in national policy. Read more

Haskins on course for enhanced profits till Covid-19

The reopening of Snowhill had set Haskins on course for significantly enhanced profits say the most recent accounts. Then came Covid-19, the full impact of which remains uncertain. Read more

Snowhill Garden Centre

Garden centre sales flourish in September

The GCA Barometer has recorded a 21% increase in garden centre sales during September, with Christmas, seeds and bulbs leading the way. Read more

Table service at a Dobbies garden centre

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