Zest celebrates two year grand total fundraising for Macmillan

Garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest is celebrating two years of successful charity challenges for Macmillan Cancer Support, raising over £16,000 during 2021, resulting in a grand total of £25,819.99. Read more

Dobbies announces winners of the ‘Not Your Average Community’ campaign

This Christmas, three local communities will enjoy a very special festive season as Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, reveals the worthy winners of its Not Your Average Community campaign. Read more

Ciarans House

Webbs Garden Centres donates 16,000 toys to ‘Mission Christmas’

Webbs Garden Centres have donated 16,000 toys to ‘Mission Christmas’ – a festive appeal run by the charity ‘Cash for Kids.’ The mission is to make sure every child has a present to open on Christmas morning. Read more

Dobbies fundraises £100k for National Charity Partner Teenage Cancer Trust

Seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and thanks to the wonderful work Teenage Cancer Trust does, the quality of life and chances of survival are increased through specialised nursing care and support for young people during diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Read more

Dobbies to install EV chargers at 30 stores

Dobbies has signed up with Gridserve to install EV chargers at 30 stores.  Each will contain up to 12 high power EV charge points. Read more

Garden centres making the news

Garden centre stories making local news headlines include a brazen theft at St Peter’s, new plans for Carr Farm and how a NI garden centre responds to Brexit supply issues. Read more

Darran Oakley recharging at Squires

Join the London Landmark Half Marathon

Whether you are looking for a new challenge in 2022, fancy tackling a unique half marathon experience or simply want a new way to support the Greenfingers Charity then the London Landmark Half Marathon (April 3rd 2022) could be the solution you are looking for! Read more

Perennial event at The Laskett

Perennial event brings together Corporate Partners, Horticulture Trade Associations and Industry Supporters at The Laskett. Read more

Abigail Stocker & Mollie Higginson - Young People in Horticulture Association

Food, Glorious Food!

Stunning new look for Food Hall at Squire’s in Wokingham.The Food Hall at Squire’s has expanded, and has been beautifully updated to offer customers a huge amount of choice.  Read more

Booking now open for GCA Conference

Booking has now opened (November 2021) for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in January (January 23-26, 2022). Read more

The Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

Garden centres making the news around the UK

Local news from around the UK includes proposed new garden centres and others moving, expanding or to be sold at auction. Read more

The Heart of the Shires Shopping Village

Green-tech becomes Platinum Perennial Partner for second year running

Green-tech has confirmed that it will continue its ongoing support to the charity and has agreed to become a Platinum level partner for a second year running. Read more

Fair Gardens Plant Centre in Lincolnshire has been sold

Alexander Mackie Associates Ltd (AMA) announce the sale of Fair Gardens Plant Centre in Lincolnshire. Read more

Fair Gardens Plant Centre

Spring Fair hosts a Halloween tea for Retail Trust residents

As part of its ongoing partnership with the Retail Trust, the Spring Fair team hosted a Halloween themed afternoon tea on Thursday 28th October for 60 residents at the Retail Trust’s supported living estate in North London. Read more

Illumination Street 2021

British Garden Centres group takes exclusive sponsorship of the national Christmas campaign, Illumination Street for a second year. The campaign motivates the nation to brighten up their front gardens with the spirit of Christmas. Read more

Best Children's Display Joint 1st Place JC - Chewton Common Playgroup

Haskins Garden Centres recognised nationally by Costa Corporate Partnerships

Haskins Garden Centres has been announced as Costa’s National Partner of the Year out of more than 80 partners across the UK. Read more

Costa Partner of the Year - Haskins 2021

Expansion and improvements at Bransford Webbs

Since the lockdown in 2020, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company has continued its nursery development plans to help meet the increased demand for UK grown nursery stock. Read more

It’s the most jumperful time of year

Show your support for Boyd Douglas-Davies during his Christmas jumper challenge PLUS join the ‘Jumperful’ Challenge on Dec 20th! Read more

Happy Christmas from all at James Worby Agencies

It’s been a very challenging time for all in the Industry and i thank all of our customers for supporting us over the years. Read more

Webbs Garden Centres donates 16,000 toys to ‘Mission Christmas’

Webbs Garden Centres have donated 16,000 toys to ‘Mission Christmas’.  The mission is to make sure every child has a present to open on Christmas morning. Read more

Florna Plants donate Christmas meals to New Start

Florna Plants staff collectively agreed that with the Omicron variant spreading quickly, their annual Christmas gathering at a local hotel was a risk too far. Read more

Sarah (left) and Sue getting in the Christmas spirit

BCTGA growers light up Downing Street

Praise from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for growers from the British Christmas Tree Growers Association as they light up Downing Street Read more

British Garden Centres bring a little cheer

British Christmas trees at British Garden Centres bring a little cheer (and chirp, chirp) to 52 children’s hospices. Read more

Annual Festival Dinner raises £27,000 for Perennial  

The charity event was hosted by Craig Revel Horwood from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and raised funds through ticket sales, event sponsorship and an auction and raffle. Read more

Craig Revel Horwood with other festival dinner attendees

RHS gardening classes return for 2022 with new focus on sustainability

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has today made more than 100 gardening courses and workshops available to book for 2022, with more than 300 to be available in total over the course of the next year. Read more

A festive Christmas at Hillier

Hillier have announced its line-up of festive events and launches taking place across the 18 garden centres throughout the Christmas 2021 period. Read more

AMES UK recognised for support of their workforce

AMES UK have invested in a generous employee rewards programme, upgraded tools and equipment and created a strong leadership team. They have transformed internal communications and delivered a measured culture transformation. Read more

AMES UK team celebrate at Tate Modern on Thursday 4 November

Dobbies spreads festive joy this Christmas

In the festive spirit of giving, Dobbies has launched a new campaign to share some joy in the run up to Christmas. Not Your Average Community will see three local groups from across the UK win £1,000 to spend on trees, lights and decorations to brighten up their local area for Christmas. Read more

The Gardens Group is aglow with new Christmas displays

Rainbows for the NHS, Mary Poppins and the natural world are among this year’s new Christmas display themes at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil, Castle Gardens in Sherborne and Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester. Read more

Marldon Christmas Tree Farm crowned Christmas Tree Grower of the year

Marldon Christmas Tree Farm in Devon has been crowned Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year. They will be providing the Christmas tree for Downing Street this Christmas. Read more

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