Planning success for Norton Garden Centre

Norton Garden Centre on the A38 between Gloucester and Tewkesbury has been granted consent for a restaurant and plant area canopy. Read more

Join the Glee to Monte-Carlo Banger Rally

If you have a team of willing participants and a weekend spare, then the inaugural Greenfingers Glee to Monte-Carlo Banger Rally could be just what you are looking for. Read more

Glee 2018

Garden Day launches on Sunday 12th May

Sunday 12th May marks the launch of Garden Day, a nationwide community benefit project created by the Candide gardening app. The movement encourages everyone to down tools for the day, pop on a flower crown and celebrate their gardens with their neighbours, family and friends. Read more

Bents donates over £26k to St Rocco’s Hospice

As Bents Garden & Home welcomes Once Upon a Smile as its new charity of the year, it can also announce a fantastic amount raised during 2018 and has presented St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington with a cheque for £26,204. Read more

Bents Garden & Home has presented St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington with a cheque for £26,204.

Warm weather boost for garden centre sales in February

The March 2019 issue of HTA Market Update, published this week, reports that nationally, garden centre sales recovered well this year from last February. Read more

GIMA Charity Day celebrates its 10th anniversary with the chance to win a car!

As the GIMA Charity Day celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019, it has been confirmed that the annual event will offer even more excitement for participants thanks to a host of new team building and networking opportunities – plus the chance to win a brand-new car! Read more

Bord na Móna launches first fleet of branded lorries in the UK

Bord na Móna has welcomed a new fleet of 15 branded lorries to the UK, in a bid to boost brand awareness as it embarks on its most promising season in the UK market to date. Read more

Bord na Mona launches fleet of branded lorries in the UK

Team Klondyke to take on the 3 Peaks Challenge

Team Klondyke, a group of intrepid Garden Centre managers and Head Office staff will put on their boots and take on the challenge of climbing the three tallest peaks in the UK to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, the Greenfingers Charity and the Multiple System Atrophy Trust. Read more

Team Klondyke - Snowdon Challengers

Haskins raises more than £3,500 for Wadars Animal Rescue

The team at Haskins in Roundstone presented Wadars Animal Rescue with a cheque for £3,509 this week. All money raised from events held at the Roundstone centre throughout 2018. Read more

Nick Joad (Centre Manager at Haskins) & Tracy Cadman (Operations Manager at Wadars Animal Rescue).

Massive fire at Birmingham garden furniture warehouse

A large fire has destroyed a warehouse at Tyseley in the West Midlands belonging to an importer of rattan garden furniture. Read more

Photo: British Transport Police

Garden Re-Leaf Day – where does the money go?

The garden industry’s answer to Comic Relief and Sports Relief, the aim of Garden Re-Leaf Day celebrates the start of the garden year with fundraising events to raise money for Greenfingers, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospices. Read more

Robin House

Darlac donates tools to assist injured service personnel

Darlac, the cutting tool experts, have donated tools worth over £1,000 to the charity HighGround which uses horticulture as a rehabilitation intervention for injured service personnel. Read more

Horticultural Therapy session at DNRC Stanford Hall using tools donated to HighGround by Darlac.

Nova Outdoor Living announce a new showroom in Shropshire and a week of showroom openings

Nova Outdoor Living announce that they will be hosting an open showroom week at their showrooms in Essex and Shropshire for a week in June. Read more

Nova's new Shropshire showroom

Vitax marches on with charity partnership

Vitax Limited, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of garden and horticulture products, has announced it will be marching forward with its support for a national charity for a second consecutive year. Read more

Paul Gooding – Vitax’s chairman with Robin Bacon - Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Grown in Britain Hero 2018

The 2018 Grown in Britain Hero is John Cosford from BAM Construct. John has supported Grown in Britain's work from its inception in 2013. He continues to be a champion for the cause through his role as Regional Buyer for BAM Construction. Read more

National Garden Gift Vouchers greens up the workplace with a gardening competition

The National Garden Gift Voucher (NGGV) scheme has launched a workplace gardening competition in a bid to green up the office and boost workers’ health and well-being. Read more

Chilli-off

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill raises more than £2,700 for Alzheimer's Society

The team at Haskins in Snowhill presented Alzheimer’s Society with a cheque for £2,715.33 this week. All money raised from events held at the Snowhill centre throughout 2018 and collected from Haskins’ ‘Wishing Well’ was donated to the charity. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill raises more than £2,700 for Alzheimer's Society

Damers Eco Crew presents Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Business Champion Plaque to The Engine Room Restaurant

The Engine Room Restaurant at Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester has received a Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Business Champion Plaque from Damers First School’s Eco Crew for its commitment to reducing single use plastic and replacing it with sustainable alternatives. Read more

RHS Greening Grey Britain Campaign expanded

The RHS is expanding its Greening Grey Britain campaign to Greening Great Britain to promote that growing more plants in any setting is vital for the environment and our health and wellbeing. Read more

Celebrating another thriving event: the garden industry digs deep for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2019

Garden Re-Leaf Day was once again a success. Whilst the final total is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that over £50k has already been pledged. Read more

John Little & Steve Burden

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown announces new partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Haskins in Ferndown has teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust to help protect Dorset’s precious wildlife. As a new supporter of the charity, Haskins will help promote a sustainable future for Dorset’s wildlife and people. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown announces new partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Katie Blake Outdoor Furniture announce additions to their fleet of trucks

To keep up with demand Katie Blake have added extra 30ft trucks to their fleet of lorries. Travelling the entire country from Scotland down to Cornwall. Read more

New Katie Blake trucks

Developer submits planning application on Burcott Garden Centre

It’s business as usual for Burcott Garden Centre despite a residential planning application being submitted by a developer. Read more

A thank you to the 2019 Garden Re-Leaf Day sponsors

As the garden retail industry makes final preparations for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day (Friday 22nd March), the event organisers – the Greenfingers Charity – would like to take a moment to thank this year’s amazingly generous sponsors. Read more

Walkers are all smiles as they complete the Garden Re-Leaf Walk

Do you know a Gardening Hero?

National Garden Gift Vouchers has launched a new Gardening Hero scheme to recognise supporters of community gardening within the industry. Read more

Food at Webbs Nominated for National Award

The Food Hall at multi award-winning garden centre Webbs, Wychbold in Worcestershire has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2019. Read more

Bransford Webbs is now a zero to landfill business

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are very proud of their environmental credentials and have achieved the BS8555 accreditation for environmental management for ten consecutive year. Read more

White Stores announces new showroom opening in Shropshire

Due to great demand from customers in the North, White Stores has announced that they will be opening a new garden furniture showroom in Mere Park, Shropshire. Read more

Mere Park

Royal Horticultural Society celebrates Edible Britain for National Gardening Week 2019

The nation’s biggest celebration of gardening returns for 2019 from Monday 29 April to Sunday 5 May 2019 as the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) encourages everyone to get involved in grow-your-own. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure announces Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith as 2019 charity of the year

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, has announced that Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith will be its charity of the year for 2019. Read more

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