HTA commits to 20% less CO2 with Planet Mark

The HTA has signed with Planet Mark to give members expert support in achieving the 20% carbon reductions goal in the HTA Sustainability Roadmap.  There's a free workshop in February. Read more

New Garsons building increases footfall

A contemporary link building opened in September 2020 at Garsons Esher to connect its farm shop and garden centre has been hailed an immediate success. Read more

Spreading Christmas cheer building a surprise sensory garden for a family in need

The Spirit of Christmas is alive as landscape supplier Green-tech joins other businesses in the landscape industry to answer the call from the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity to design and build a surprise garden for the Taylor Johnson family. Read more

Photos of Josh at the Dame Vera Lynn Center

Wyevale Nurseries donates new Mangave range to RHS Garden Wisley

Wyevale Nurseries has donated a collection of new Mangave succulents to the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Garden Wisley in partnership with Plantipp B.V. Read more

Mark Tuson, Team leader at RHS Garden Wisley, excited to assess the 'Mad about Mangave'.

Haskins to put team wellbeing first this Christmas

Haskins Garden Centres has confirmed it will close its centres on Boxing Day this year, to provide staff with extended time with their families this holiday season. Read more

Garden centres in the news over the weekend

Local news reports this weekend include a £5,000 theft from Dobbies and police warnings about traffic queues outside garden centres. Read more

From Facebook, Amanda Levett, Indoor Living Manager at Thetford garden centre

RHS receives record £1.8m donation to RHS Garden Bridgewater

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is delighted to announce the receipt of a £1.8million gift from retired Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr Lee Kai Hung DL to RHS Garden Bridgewater. Read more

L-R RHS Director General Sue Biggs & Dr Lee Kai Hung DL at RHS Garden Bridgewater in February 2019.

Little Dobbies opens today in Edinburgh

Today (Monday 9 November), Dobbies’ first small format store, Little Dobbies, has opened its doors. Read more

Vitax donation helps hospital’s Secret Garden grow

A hidden garden within the grounds of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, is set to see its kitchen garden grow with the support of Leicester based garden product manufacturer, Vitax Limited. Read more

Paul Gooding, Sue Stevenson, UHL volunteer & Mark Butler, NS mgr with more of the project volunteers

Greenfingers Charity completes its 59th and 60th garden projects!

New garden spaces for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young people and Little Harbour Children’s Hospice. Read more

Little Harbour Hospice

British Sugar TOPSOIL present cheque to Perennial

Perennial have partnered with British Sugar TOPSOIL. Since September 2019 they have been donating £1 for every bulk bag of their products sold to the end of August 2020 to Perennial and as a result last week handed over a cheque for £3,029 to the charity. Read more

Cheque presentation to Perennial’s Phil Swainston by British Sugar TOPSOIL’s Andy Spetch.

HTA’s Ornamentals Management Committee welcomes new appointments 

Following a unanimous vote at its last meeting the HTA’s Ornamentals Management Committee (OMC) is pleased to announce the appointments of Richard Hopkins, MD of Fargro and David Higginson, MD of New Leaf Plants. Read more

David Higginson

Tong shortlisted in Yorkshire business excellence awards

Directors and staff at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after being announced as a finalist in the 15th annual Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards. Read more

Neil Barwise-Carr and colleague Becki Smith hold the certificate

Christmas displays return to The Gardens Group

The Gardens Group has announced plans for the return of its award-winning Christmas displays in Sherborne, Yeovil and Poundbury next month, including a comprehensive range of measures designed to keep families safe and socially distanced as they soak up the festivities. Read more

SOLD - Ribblesdale Nurseries in Lancashire

Alexander Mackie Associates Ltd. are delighted to announce the sale of Ribblesdale Nurseries. Read more

A New Year update from Greenfingers

A look ahead to another year of FUNdraising. In a year which sees the charity’s biggest fundraising day, Garden Re-Leaf, turns 10 the next 12 months are set to be a busy year for the charity and its supporters. Read more

Southern Trident national sales team hits the road

High quality coir product company Southern Trident Ltd, has recruited a team of salespeople to cover the UK, aiming to develop the business’ presence in garden centres. The team of 9 hit the road in the New Year with shipments for the new season. Read more

Get set for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2021!

2021 marks a very special occasion for the annual Garden Re-Leaf Day event as this special FUNdraising day (March 19th, 2021) celebrates its 10th anniversary! Mark Friday March 19th, 2021 in your diaries now! Read more

Boyd Goes Green 4 Greenfingers

The Green-tech team get festive for Charity

Friday 11th December, National Christmas jumper day, saw the Green-tech team pull out all the stops to raise just over £250 for Henshaws, their charity of choice for 2021. Read more

Christmas jumper day 2020

Neudorff wins the German Sustainability Award 2021

The German Sustainability Award 2021 in the category ‘Transformation Resources’ has been awarded to Neudorff, the leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly products for plant care and natural gardening. Read more

Hans-Martin Lohmann, MD, Neudorff, at the digital award ceremony of the German Sustainability Award.

Green-tech choose Henshaws as charity to support in 2021

Green-tech, the leading supplier of landscaping materials across the UK has announced its intention to make Henshaws its charity of choice for 2021. Read more

Green-tech delivering donated gardening materials to Henshaws

Tim’s Ties help Mr Fothergill’s raise money for BBC Children in Need

Taking up the challenge once again, Mr Fothergill’s has helped raise vital funds for BBC Children in Need this year, by smartening up and wearing a ‘Tie for Tim’. Read more

Despatch Warehouse staff at Mr Fothergill’s, Kentford – wearing ties...and masks!

Dobbies launches series of Christmas podcasts

As Christmas approaches, Dobbies has released the first of three festive themed podcasts, sharing advice on everything from festive decorations and at-home Christmas crafts. Read more

Wellbeing plants are proving popular through the pandemic

Since lockdown began, an online garden centre has seen record sales of four plants all known to have medicinal properties. Read more


Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair moves to February

The UK’s favourite trade show for the festive and gifts sector has announced a new date for 2021. Read more

"We grow trees, we don't waste them."

The Garden Centre Sales Division of one of the UK's leading commercial nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley, has launched its first paperless catalogue with the slogan "We grow trees, we don't waste them." Read more

Retail Sales Manager, Mark Reynard and Deputy Retail Sales Manager Paul Lamb

Johnston & Jeff support conservation by adopting exotic bird species

The Pekin Robins and Wrinkled Hornbills at the charity zoo have both been officially adopted by Johnston & Jeff – one of the UK’s leading bird seed manufacturers. Read more

Maddy Johnston with Chester Zoo Adoption Certificates

HTA fights to keep restaurants open in Scottish Garden Centres

Updated The Scottish Government have now confirmed that all cafes will be able to remain open so long as they stop selling alcohol, following HTA appeals for garden centres to be exempted. Read more

Ace thanks customers after a challenging time

Ace thanks customers old and new for their support following the death of its chairman, Roger Llewellyn, and the disruption of Covid-19. Read more

Greenfingers thanks Evergreen Garden Care for its ongoing support

The Greenfingers Charity welcomes support from all corners of the garden retail sector, with many retailers and suppliers pulling together to help raise much needed funds. One such supplier is Evergreen Garden Care. Read more

The Evergreen Garden team

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