Sunshine wins Taylor’s Bulbland Competition

London’s Sunshine Garden Centre wins Taylor’s Bulbland competition, with Belton GC taking the runner-up prize.  See all the winners and why they won. Read more

Sunshine's fragrant display

Help Perennial share some goodwill this Christmas

As you prepare for Christmas with friends and family, Perennial is urging everyone across the horticulture industry to think of those in our sector who are struggling to make ends meet this festive season. Many people working in our industries are on low incomes and unemployment is rife over the winter months. Read more

Horticultural business trials plant pots aimed at reducing landfill

Commercial horticultural nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, is trialling a revolutionary new type of plant pot to fight the industry battle against plastic waste. Read more

Vitax Q4 grows ABF The Soldiers’ Charity funds by over £10,000

A national charity established to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need, has seen its funds boosted by over £10,000 through the sale of Vitax Q4. Read more

Mark Butler, Kate Billingham Wilson, Lieutenant Col. Tim Coles MBE, Paul Gooding  & David Griffiths.

Haskins Garden Centres support ‘Purple Tuesday’ for inclusive shopping

The popular garden centre group, Haskins, with centres in Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex, is endorsing and promoting the government-backed ‘Purple Tuesday,’ on Tuesday November 13. Read more

The Pot Company helps BBC One Show ‘DIY SOS’ bring dream to life

The Pot Company has helped BBC One's 'DIY SOS: The Big Build' create a stunning garden for a disabled father-of two, whose life was changed in a split second by a freak accident. Read more

General manager Tom with the TV team!

Nursery employees caught ‘green-handed’ sprucing up York’s community gardens

Staff from leading horticultural nursey, Johnsons of Whixley, have scattered yet more community spirit during their third volunteering project to help a worthy North Yorkshire cause. Read more

Truro wins RHS Britain in Bloom 2018

Cornish city Truro has been awarded top prize and crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) annual Britain in Bloom community gardening competition. Read more

Truro in Bloom (credit: RHS / Jim Wileman)

Autumn preview Event at Provender Nurseries October 31st 2018

To herald the arrival of autumn Provender Nurseries are holding a one day event which is guaranteed to be informal, informative and packed full of food and good company. Read more

Save the date for Perennial’s 180th Anniversary Party

Celebrating the 180th anniversary of the charity dedicated to helping horticulturists, Perennial will hold its annual Party for Perennial on Tuesday 29 January 2019 and tickets are now available. Read more

Save the date National Children’s Gardening Week

National Children’s Gardening Week (NCGW) is to promote gardening to the general public and to encourage garden centres across the UK to hold events throughout the week of Saturday 25 May-Sunday 2 June 2019. Read more

Hornby Whitefoot PR’s fabulous year of helping Greenfingers Charity

Leading garden and home PR agency, Hornby Whitefoot, has raised over £4,000 for Greenfingers Charity – the result of a year working alongside the charity’s team. Read more

Kimberley Hornby presents a cheque to Linda Petrons.

Perennial staff take on Great Wall to raise £6,000 for trade charity

Two members of the Perennial marketing and fundraising team are taking on the challenge of a lifetime as they prepare to tackle one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Great Wall of China Read more

The Gardens Group gets ready to glisten and glow with return of award-winning Christmas displays

Promising meandering displays, glistening decorations and twinkly lights galore, The Gardens Group’s much-anticipated and award-winning Christmas displays will be unveiled this year at a number of special open evenings throughout October. Read more

Wyevale Garden Centres partners up with The Royal British Legion for ‘Thank you’ Campaign

To mark the centenary year since the end of the First World War, Wyevale Garden Centres is partnering with The Royal British Legion, by joining their ‘Thank you’ campaign. Read more

Roger Mclaughlan, CEO, Wyevale GC & Rob Hogg-Thompson, Corporate Partnerships Officer, RBL.

Crawley garden centre hopes to raise £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Society in continued support until 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in Crawley has announced its continued support of Alzheimer’s Society until 2020. Haskins in Snowhill has been fundraising and raising awareness for the charity since January 2017 and now the popular garden centre has revealed its continued support over the coming years. Read more

GCA announces Christmas competition winners

Barton Grange Garden Centre and Castle Gardens have recently (November, 2018) been announced as the national winners of the 2018 Garden Centre Association's (GCA) annual Christmas competition. Read more

Castle Gardens Christmas displays 2018

Another glowing review for Castle Gardens, as centre wins national Christmas Competition

Sherborne-based Castle Gardens has been announced as the national winner of the Garden Centre Association’s annual Christmas Competition. Up against garden centres from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including big names in the industry, Castle Gardens has now received this coveted accolade for the ninth time in 10 years. Read more

Highfield Garden World joins BBC radio show and retail giants for Purple Tuesday

The 132-strong team at family-owned Highfield Garden World in Gloucestershire joined more than 500 retailers across the nation last week to proudly mark Purple Tuesday - the UK’s first accessible shopping day.  Read more

Posh Shed Company donates £4,672 to the National Gardens Scheme

Since launching the National Garden Scheme Posh Shed in 2015, 23 have been sold to customers throughout the UK and in November the company handed over a cheque for £4,672 to the charity covering sales for the past two years. Read more

Perrywood Tiptree celebrates success after being shortlisted in the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards

Perrywood Tiptree is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted in the 2018 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards. The garden centre is home to an award-winning Coffee Shop serving everything from hot lunches, paninis and ploughmans to scones and cakes, all of which can be found on the Coffee Shop’s specially designed ‘free from’ menu. Read more

D-Day 75 Garden will celebrate our veterans on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings

The Normandy veterans’ charity D-Day Revisited has launched a crowdfunding page for a commemorative garden installation on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea at the 2019 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show to mark the 75th anniversary of the 6th June 1944 D-Day Landings, the largest seaborne invasion in world history. Read more

Plans for new school of horticulture and cookery school at Bents Garden & Home

Bents Garden & Home has had plans approved to develop a Cookery School, School of Horticulture and half an acre of Apothecary’s Garden at the family owned and run centre, in Glazebury near Warrington. Read more

Festival Dinner raises £36,000 for Perennial

Perennial’s Festival Dinner, held on 12th October, brought in over £36,000 for the charity that looks after everyone in the horticulture industry. The total raised was made up from ticket sales, event sponsorship and money from the auction and raffle.  Read more

Christmas department opens at Haskins Garden Centres

The garden centre group, Haskins, is celebrating after a successful launch of its Christmas department across all four of its centres. Read more

Christmas department opens at Haskins Garden Centres

Stirling family inspires Dobbies investment to help save lives

Access to a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death. When Stirling local, William Forsyth, died of a heart attack at age 67 in a remote location, his family raised funds to buy two life-saving AED machines with the intention of donating them in meaningful places to the family. Read more

Stirling family inspires Dobbies investment to help save lives.

Green-tech Gives Pots of Support to Yorkshire Charity Horticap

Green-tech has donated in excess of eight pallets of horticulture sundries to adult-education charity, Horticap. Read more

Phil Simon and Michael from Horticap collecting from Green-tech.

Ready, Set, Go! Garden Re-Leaf 2019 officially launched at Glee

The eighth Garden Re-Leaf Day was officially launched at Glee this week with Greenfingers Charity calling on all sectors of the garden industry and others to get involved. With Greenfingers celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, plans are already blooming to make next year’s annual fundraiser the best yet. Read more

Ivyline spread happiness at Glee by raising nearly £3000 for Greenfingers Charity

Leading indoor pot supplier, Ivyline, has been spreading happiness throughout 2018 which has led to a fantastic donation of nearly £3000 to Greenfingers Charity. Read more

James Brindle, Ivyline presented Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Greenf

Smart has Christmas all wrapped up!

The Smart Warehouse team have been busy wrapping over 1,500 very large ‘Christmas Presents’ with tens of thousands of cartons of Three Kings stock arriving at customers’ premises in time for Christmas displays! Read more

Santa’s helpers delivering Christmas cheer

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