Greenfingers opens new hospice garden at Claire House

The beautiful Greenfingers Charity ‘Garden of Colour’ has recently opened at Claire House Children’s Hospice (Bebington, Wirral - June 12th), providing a stunning sensory place of enjoyment and rest for those life-limited children and their families that call Claire House ‘home’. Read more

GIMA Charity Day enjoys a thriving 10th anniversary event

A successful day and night of fundraising was had by all who recently attended the 10th annual GIMA Charity Day, held at Telford Hotel and Golf Resort on 6th June. Read more

Team Pink win the Crystal Maze

Kids get stuck into National Children’s Gardening Week

Hot on the heels of the interest in children’s gardening at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show many garden centres, schools, families, communities and organisations, and of course children, celebrated the joy of gardening and outdoor activities during National Children’s Gardening Week. Read more

Glendoick Garden Centre wins Gold Medal at Gardening Scotland

Glendoick Gardens and Garden Centre is delighted to announce they were awarded a Gold Medal for its exhibit at Gardening Scotland of Rhododendrons, azaleas and woodland gardening. Read more

Ken Cox & Gold RCHS Award

New Cool Garden at RHS Garden Rosemoor

A new Cool Garden designed by Chelsea gold medallist Jo Thompson will open at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon, in July 2019. Read more

GIMA’s Vicky Nuttall gets set to take to the skies for Greenfingers

On Sunday June 2nd three brave souls from the UK garden retail sector will be taking to the skies to raise £15,000 for the Greenfingers Charity. Here we catch up with one of the ‘wing walkers’, GIMA Director, Vicky Nuttall, to find out more about her FUNdraising journey. Read more

 Vicky Nuttall GIMA Directo

Artevasi – Growing Team for Growing Uk Business

Artevasi, the leading European manufacturer and distributer of plastic planters and containers,  announce a new look UK Independent Sales team. Read more

Westcountry to welcome GCA members for 2020 conference

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced that the location of its 2020 annual conference is to be Bristol. The GCA's annual event will be held at the Mercure Bristol, Grand Hotel from January 26 until 29. Read more

Mike Burks, GCA Chairman Elect for 2020/21.

Smart Garden Products was a double winner at the DIY Week Awards

On Friday 10th May Smart Garden Products was a double winner at the DIY Week Awards. The Smart Bluetooth Solar Lighting range scooped both Garden Leisure Product of the Year as well as Lighting and Electrical Product of the Year. Read more

Jonathan Stobart, Paul Knott & James Parr

Morrisons seeks permission for garden centre in Devon

Morrisons has requested permission to erect a garden centre at its store in Bideford, Devon. Read more

Photo: Google

Plans submitted for two 2 massive garden centres

Plans have been submitted for an 8500 sq m. Blue Diamond garden centre on the Elveden Estate, while further plans have been submitted for the 53 acre outlet village and garden centre near Tewkesbury. Read more

Tewkesbury visuals

Bumblebees benefit from Johnsons Seeds donation

This season, Johnsons Seeds have pledged more than £2,900 to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT), from sales of its Mixed Bumblebee Friendly Flower seeds. Read more

Tessa Brooks, Fundraising Officer at the Trust received a cheque from Johnsons' Helen Clayton.

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

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

Spate of thefts hits garden centres

Garden centres in West Yorkshire, the Midlands and Northumberland have been hit by a series of break ins, where goods are being stolen to order. Read more

Photo: Northumbria Police

Mr Fothergill’s teams up with the RHS to send seeds to Syrian refugees

Hundreds of Syrian refugees from the Domiz and 5 neighbouring camps in Northern Iraq are benefiting from receiving 2,000 flower and vegetable seed packets, from Mr Fothergill’s Seeds. Read more

Staff to hike and cycle in aid of The Cart Shed charity 

Twenty members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford are this month (June, 2019) physically challenging themselves in aid of charity. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure clocks up the miles and takes to the skies for charity

Employees of Zest 4 Leisure are clocking up the miles and taking to the skies to raise money for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith, the company’s chosen charity for 2019. Read more

Finance Director Andrew Baker

Staff at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown complete Virtual Marathon in aid of Faithworks Wessex

Employees working at Haskins in Ferndown have completed a Virtual Marathon by foot, bike or water throughout May, in aid of Faithworks Wessex. In a bid to complete 26 miles each over the course of the month, staff attempted a range of challenges. Read more

Marc Etheridge and daughters Ellie & Tilly who have been running together

Perennial partnership with Scotland’s Gardens Scheme continues to flourish at Gardening Scotland

Celebrating a partnership that has endured for almost half a century, horticulture welfare charity Perennial will once again join forces with Scotland’s Gardens Scheme at Gardening Scotland to raise awareness of how the charity helps people in horticulture and their families in Scotland. Read more

Beechgrove Garden presenter and Perennial Trustee, Carole Baxter

Get set for National Children’s Gardening Week

Garden centres across the country are taking part in this year’s National Children’s Gardening Week (NCGW) which starts this weekend and with such a buzz around children’s gardening at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week it is a great time to get involved. Read more

VegTrug wins silverware at the DIY Week Awards 2019

Brought together to celebrate the very best that the sector has to offer, the leading figures from the home improvement and gardening industry gathered on Friday, May 10 at The Tower Hotel in London for the 2019 DIY Week Awards. Read more

L-r: Katie Wood & Richard Diaper, VegTrug with Colin Petty, former DIY Week Publisher.

Gilbert Evans has completed negotiations with Trespass

On behalf of owner Edward Tarbatt, Gilbert Evans has completed negotiations with Trespass for a 4,500 sq ft unit on a 10-year lease on the former Bridgford Garden Centre site, Nottingham. Read more

Plastic bags turn into cash for charity

Squire’s Garden Centres has donated £3,929 to Greenfingers. £3,347 was raised from the proceeds of the government 5p carrier bag tax, and £582 from Squire’s “Create & Grow” planting event for children over the Mothers Day weekend. Read more

Linda Petrons (Greenfingers) and Sarah Squire (Squire’s Garden Centres)

Garden Day launches on Sunday 12th May

Garden Day launches nationwide on Sunday 12th May. It is a community benefit project which encourages gardeners to down tools, pop on a flower crown and celebrate their gardens with neighbours, family and friends. Read more

Nursery raises money for cancer charities

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company donates plants to St Richards Hospice for them to sell on behalf of the charity. Read more

Karen, Propagation Supervisor

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

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

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