Weber appoints new sales director

Weber® barbecues has appointed a new Sales Director for the UK and Ireland to build on its leading position in these key markets. Read more

Chris Howard

Green-tech proud to play their part in Memorial to honour WW2 serviceman

Green-tech has supplied the landscaping materials used in a memorial to honour the many servicemen of World War II who passed through the Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Burscough, known as HMS Ringtail 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

Scotts Miracle-Gro donates its 2016 Chelsea Flower Show garden

Scotts Miracle-Gro has donated its 2016 Chelsea Flower Show garden to Lawefield Primary School, with the aim of increasing children’s understanding and enjoyment of growing their own fruit and vegetables, and getting their 5-a-day. Read more

Jamie Butterworth, RHS Ambassador, Joanne Beetham, Headteacher & Jane Hartley, Scotts Miracle-Gro.

Garden Re-Leaf: 10 fundraising ideas for garden centres

The sixth annual Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day will take place nationally on the 17th March 2017, with many events continuing throughout the weekend.  The 24hr Plant-athon, which was a runaway success last year, is being rolled out to more garden centres, and the Garden Re-Leaf Walk boasts a huge uptake in registrations and aims to be both more inclusive and challenging. Read more

Monkton Elm raffle

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

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

Home and Garden Group announces new appointment

The Home & Garden Group who currently operate 9 garden centres are pleased to announce that Neil Stevens, former Director of The Garden Store Ltd has joined their management team as Business Development Manager. Read more

Neil Stevens, Business Development Manager

RHS honour Andrew McIndoe with the Veitch Memorial Medal

Garden writer, broadcaster, designer and former Hillier Director, Andrew McIndoe, has been awarded the prestigious Veitch Memorial Medal, one of the highest accolades in the world of horticulture. Read more

Andrew McIndoe receives the Veitch Memorial Medal from Sir Nicholas Bacon, President of the RHS.

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

Bord Na Móna UK is Wyevale Supplier of the Year

The UK’s largest supplier of own brand growing media, Bord na Móna UK has been awarded ‘Supplier of the Year’ at the recent Wyevale Spring Show. Read more

New partnership with Thrive and Chiltern Seeds produces stunning Zinnia ‘Lilliput Purple’

Thrive is celebrating a new partnership with Chiltern Seeds which is selling a stunning new Zinnia ‘Lilliput Purple’ in aid of the charity, which uses gardening to help people with disabilities and ill health. Read more

Zinnia

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