H E Knowles in administration for the second time in 3 years

HE Knowles (manufacturing) Ltd (10473767), maker of garden tools in the West Midlands, appointed RSM Restructuring Advisory as administrator in January 2020.  Read more

Homebase is back in the black

Homebase has returned to profit ahead of plan; proposes to complete CVA 18 months early and will expand its product range to be a single destination for home and garden projects. Read more

Garden Day is back in May 2020 - Be Part of it!

Garden Day is back on Sunday, 10th May 2020 with fresh ideas, tools and resources for garden retailers to engage with the nationwide community benefit movement. Read more

Growth continues at Tong

Tong sales grew +8.6% to over £9m last year. The Yorkshire garden centre has also completed the first phase of a major development project, which is performing strongly. Read more

Volunteers needed to support the 2020 Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge

Greenfingers, the organisers of the annual Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge, has issued a call to action to the garden retail industry, asking for volunteers to support this year’s event. Read more

Triathlete from Mr Fothergill's to make Garden Releaf Debut

Sam Broadway, National Account Manager for Mr Fothergill’s, has been doing some serious training to ensure optimum performamce for her 100km Garden ReLeaf bike ride on 13th March. Read more

Sam Broadway, National Account Manager for Mr Fothergill’s

Forty years on... Neville and Richard go over the edge for charity

40 years after meeting at Pershore, Richard Lawton and Neville Stein are to abseil down the Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 28th of March 2020, raising funds for Perennial. Read more

Neville Stein and Richard Lawton

Bringing the right balance between great genetics and commercial success

Syngenta Flowers announces the appointment of Martijn Kuiper (MBA) as new Head of Product Management  EAME. Read more

Martijn Kuiper

Fron Goch to start major extension

Fron Goch garden centre in North Wales starts a £1.5m facelift next week, with a new main entrance, an shop extension and a larger external plant canopy. Read more

Adrian Bloom pays tribute to Laurence Flatman

Laurence Flatman died in January, aged 88.  He spent his working life at Blooms Nurseries in Bressingham.  A thanksgiving service will be held on March 2nd. Read more

Adrian Bloom, Mary Fox, Laurence Flatman, Alan Bloom, Maurice Prichard, Flora Bloom, Robert Bloom.

A solid start to 2020 for garden centres

Garden centre sales in January rose by +7.7%. Houseplants continue to be the star performer, the category is now bigger than seeds & bulbs for the month, according to the GCA. Read more

Houseplants and Gifts at Haskins Snow Hill (Peter Dawson)

Take a look at GIMA’s Consumer & Design Trends for 2021 Spring/Summer Season and Beyond

Following the incredible response to the 2019 trends event, GIMA has confirmed that it will once again be partnering with leading trends intelligence agency, Scarlet Opus, to present an exclusive look at the future with the next Consumer and Design Trend Seminar (26th March 2020). Read more

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