Dobbies builds partnership with Stroke Association

The UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, has announced its support for the Stroke Association; a charity which provides specialist support and funds critical research for people affected by stroke. Read more

Handy Garden Machinery to close retail outlet

Handy completes its transformation to wholesaler as it closes its retail outlet in Swindon. Read more

GCA members discuss challenges of re-opening restaurants and cafés

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) recently took part in a virtual forum to discuss the challenges they faced with the re-opening of restaurants and cafés. Read more

Chris Brown - Turpin Smale Catering Consultants

Hyve unveils a virtual Glee Gathering

Exhibition organiser Hyve has unveiled Autumn Fair @ Home and Glee Gathering, two virtual forums in September substituting the live shows. Read more

Landmann appoint new key account manager

Landmann have appointed a new Key Account manager to manage the UK sales organisation. John Taylor who was previously a KAM at Fiskars joins Landmann with immediate effect. Read more

John Lewis looks at garden centres

Part of Dame Sharon White’s transformation review for John Lewis includes building a new gardening business, potentially with new partnerships and acquisitions.  Read more

Dame Sharon White

Tong adds second restaurant

Tong garden centre is to open a second 180 seat restaurant this autumn on the mezzanine of a recent extension at the Bradford site. Read more

Ernest Wertheim dies at 100

One of the biggest influences on UK and world garden centre design, Ernest Wertheim has died at the age of 100. Read more

Greenfingers Charity begins work at Rainbows Hospice!

Early this week work officially began on the new Remembrance Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in the East Midlands – the first Greenfingers garden to be created following the easing of the nationwide lockdown.  Read more

Green-tech has you covered!

Leading landscape supplier Green-tech is well known for tackling new challenges quickly and head-on. They have designed and produced limited-edition face coverings which they are giving away on a first-come-first-served-basis. Read more

Char-Broil appoints new team to fire up UK business

Char-Broil is delighted to announce that Luke Hopkins, formerly of Landmann BBQ, joins Char-Broil UK as National Sales Manager. Read more

Luke Hopkins National Sales Manager Char-Broil UK August 2020

Brett Avery becomes HTA Vice-President

Brett Avery, managing director of Farplants, is to join the HTA Board as Vice-President. Read more

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