Work starts on 40,000ft extension to Selby GC

Work has started on an extension to Selby Garden Centre in Yorkshire that is too small to be profitable.  The additions will more than double its turnover. Read more

Westonbirt Arboretum buys Silk Wood House

Forestry England and the Friends of Westonbirt have added to the National Arboretum for the first time in nearly 200 years by buying the next door Silk Wood House. Read more

Silk Wood House

September sales fell 1% in GCA garden centres

September sales were 1% down on last year according to the latest figures published by the Garden Centre Association.   Read more

Garden centres hit by Bonmarché administration

As many as 20 garden centres could be affected by the Bonmarché administration at the end of last week. Read more

Facebook is best for Garden centres

Garden centres should focus on Facebook first…  The HTA marketing conference delivered advice and some great links to free resources. Read more

Kyle joins the Plant Health Professional Register

A Production Manager at one of the UK’s leading nurseries based in Hereford has successfully completed a competency exam to become an Associate on the Plant Health Professional Register. Read more

Kyle Ross Production Manager at Wyevale Nurseries

GIMA expands its autumn Knowledge Exchange Workshop schedule

GIMA’s Knowledge Exchange Workshop autumn schedule is hotting up with the return of the Negotiation Skills and Sales Development Planning sessions. Plus, last chance to book! Read more

Sara to sleep out in aid of homeless charity

A Despatch and Stock Controller at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford will take part in a sleep out next month to help raise money for a homeless charity. Read more

Sara Bowie, Wyevale Nurseries

Help shape the future of our industry apprenticeships

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a major review of apprenticeships for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care in England and the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is now encouraging its members to have their say through an online consultation. Read more

Trailblazers HTA 2019

BALI Chalk Fund’s top award presented to Writtle student

George Truss, a student of BALI Training Provider college Writtle University College, has been awarded the BALI Chalk Fund's National Landscape Student of the Year Award 2019. Read more

George Truss

Owners hope Syon Park will reopen in 2020

Northumberland Estates hopes to re-establish trading from Syon Park Garden Centre as soon as is feasible.  Wyevale closed the site last month. Read more

How can environmental solutions & sustainable applications advance commercial horticulture?

If you’re a student with a passion for ‘green’ horticulture you may be the right candidate to apply for the £1,500 John Gibson Environmental Scholarship. Read more

Juliet turner by the Verti garden living wall at Greenmount College

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