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

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

Do Lancashire thieves have facilities for growing-on?

Thieves broke into Florna Plants, a wholesale plant nursery based in West Lancashire, taking primroses and mini cyclamen that were not ready for sale, prompting the nursery to ask, “do the thieves have facilities to grow them on?” Read more

The search is on for two new apprentices

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has announced this month (August 2018) that it is looking for two new apprentices. Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford is calling for people to apply for its two-year Horticultural Apprenticeship, which will start in September 2018. Read more

Carla Nash, Team Leader on the Moving Crew at Wyevale and Sam Lloyd, a first-year apprentice.

GCA announces Ruxley Rose finalists

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has today (August 8, 2018) announced the finalists in its annual Ruxley Rose competition. Twenty centres all received top scores in the spring bedding and hardy nursery stock categories from the GCA's spring inspections and have now been put forwards for autumn judging. Read more

Aylett Nurseries

Celebration raises £20,000 for children

A 65th birthday, a 30-year business milestone; and an OBE in recognition of his services to business and charity all paved the way for a lavish celebration for John Athwal OBE of Premier Decorations Ltd in June – raising more than £20,000 for his favourite Fence Club charity to help sick and disadvantaged children. Read more

John and Jito Athwal (pictured centre) together with their children, partners and grandchildren.

Garden centre group raises more than £16,500 for nominated charities

The team at Haskins Garden Centre is celebrating after raising more than £16,500 last year for its nominated local and national charities. Read more

Dee Swinton, Simon Hallam, Pauline Oxford and Sara Skinner.

Staff raise £1,500 for charity by hiking and cycling

Twenty-two members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford challenged themselves physically last Saturday (July 21, 2018) and have so far raised £1,500 in aid of a children’s charity. Read more

 Wyevale Nurseries' team members

Replacing the black plastic pot at Bransford Webbs

As an industry leader, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are proud to have been at the forefront of the current industry initiative to replace black plastic pots with a kerbside recyclable alternative and to have chaired the recent meeting to push this movement forward. Read more

Hebe in black plastic pots in the glasshouse

Flowerbed design is out of this world!

Josie Bryant, age 6, from The Russell School has won Squire’s Garden Centres competition to design a flowerbed at Teddington Lock. Josie is the youngest ever winner of this annual competition in which local school children are invited to design a planting scheme for a flowerbed at the Environment Agency’s lock on the River Thames in Teddington. Read more

Sarah Squire with winner Josie Bryant & Andy Croxford from the Environment Agency.

Staff to hike and cycle in aid of Greenfingers

Twenty-four members of staff from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford are this month (July, 2018) calling for sponsorship as they physically challenge themselves in aid of a children’s charity. 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.

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.

Haskins Garden Centres top multiple categories at the Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards

The garden centre group, Haskins, is celebrating after taking home several prestigious awards at this year's Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards. Read more

Dogs welcome at popular Perthshire Garden Centre

Glendoick Garden Centre has joined an increasing number of retail establishments in allowing dogs on to the premises. Following help from Dog Friendly Perthshire, a “Dog Etiquette” notice has been produced to make sure all customers are able to enjoy their experience at Glendoick. Read more

Brian & Mrs Mc

Gardman are proud to be a Thank You partner to the RBL in Centenary Year

Today the Royal British Legion has launched a movement to say ‘Thank You’ to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed, and changed our world. Gardman have worked with the Royal British Legion now for several years as the products we produce resonate with consumers to support this charity. Read more

New Café at Squire’s in Washington

A stylish new Café Bar is now open at Squire’s Garden Centre in Washington. It features beautiful new furniture and décor, as well as air-conditioning, which is very welcome in the current heatwave! Read more

 Washington Cafe Bar

London College of Garden Design to raise £10,000 for Perennial in 2018

To help mark its 10th anniversary, the London College of Garden Design (LCGD), run by leading garden designers Andrew Wilson and Andrew Fisher Tomlin, is on track to raise £10,000 for Perennial in 2018. Read more

MSC secures planning permission for extension at Wentworth Garden Centre, Rotherham

Wentworth Garden Centre in South Yorkshire is set to expand its highly successful operation further, having been given the green light to extend its Orangery Restaurant and launch a deli food hall and second catering outlet. Read more

Summer season review so far ...

The award winning family run business, Hawkesmill Nurseries, have had a very busy summer season so far, with shows, new varieties and a new glasshouse build well underway! Read more

GARDENA unveils new Ambassador Stores in four locations across the UK

This year sees GARDENA, the leading European brand for high quality garden watering and tools, add two Ambassador Stores to its roster, with the aim of increasing brand presence and further boosting sales into garden centres in the UK market. Read more

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