SOLD - Ribblesdale Nurseries in Lancashire

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

Covid-19 closes Simpsons café

Simpsons in Inverness has closed its café after 2 kitchen staff tested positive for Coronavirus.  The rest of the garden centre remains open. Read more

The Greener Gardening Company to support gardening charity Perennial

The Greener Gardening Company has pledged to help raise the profile of gardening charity Perennial – with sales of its leading range of Richmoor garden professional growing media set to generate vital funds. Read more

Palmers Garden Centre wins prestigious National Family Business Awards

Enderby-based Palmers Garden Centre were recently named as winners at the annual celebration of the Family Business Awards hosted by Family Business United. Read more

Caroline and Robert (centre) with Team Members from Palmers Garden Centre

New Food Hall opens at Squire’s in Wokingham

Squire’s Garden Centre on Heathlands Road in Wokingham has expanded its current food selection by opening a new Food Hall in space recently vacated by a clothing concession.    Read more

Matt Tanner, Manager at Squire's Wokingham

Online plant marketplace launches to support small business

New online marketplace connects Londoner’s with local and independent plant sellers.  It provides an online presence for small businesses and independent sellers that traditionally trade at physical markets Read more

Wildlife Charities benefit from ‘seconds’ sales at Wildlife World

Wildlife habitat manufacturer, Wildlife World has highlighted an unusual effect of the Covid19 restrictions – an increase in visitors getting their daily exercise, has helped them donate more than usual to the Wildlife Charities they support Read more

Greenfingers Charity begins work at Rainbows Hospice!

Early this week work officially began on the new Remembrance Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in the East Midlands – the first Greenfingers garden to be created following the easing of the nationwide lockdown.  Read more

The Midland's biggest drive-in cinema comes to Webbs

Webbs of Wychbold will open what it claims is the Midlands' biggest drive-in, set in the garden centre car park. Read more

Oldrids store in Boston to close

Oldrids’ Boston store is to close, the garden centre in Grantham continues to trade. Read more

The show must go on

Whartons Garden Roses continues to invest in research and development by trialling new roses varieties. Read more

Whartons' trials

Garden centre and other news around the country

The Duchess of Cambridge at Fakenham Garden centre, in Hello feature. Another Norfolk garden centre is for sale, while the Sunday Telegraph warns against buying plants on Amazon. Read more

Podium Pet Products expands team with two new appointments

The leading supplier of Dog Rocks and the new 100% natural Be:Loved pet care range, Podium Pet Products, is continuing its ongoing expansion plans with the appointment of two new team members. Read more

The Podium Pet Products team (L-R Amelia Annabel Carina Helen)

Tragic accident at Westland’s Dungannon factory

The BBC has reported that a man has died in what has been described as a "tragic accident" at Westland's peat plant in Dungannon, County Tyrone.  Read more

Podium Pet Products appoints Hornby Whitefoot PR

Podium Pet Products – the team behind the Dog Rocks and Be:Loved natural pet care brands – has recently appointed Hornby Whitefoot PR as its new PR partner. Read more

Tong appoints project manager for Food Hall makeover

Former Nestlé Senior Commercial Manager, Sarah Dwyer will work with the team at Tong  to deliver a new Food Hall experience that will create at least 10 new jobs. Read more

Mark Farnsworth and Sarah Dwyer

New trade show room built on site at Wildlife World

A sensibly designed and refurbished space for displaying the full range of Wildlife World products to trade representatives has been constructed on site to create a safe and personalised experience. Read more

Mark in the new showroom

‘Popular’ Garden Centre’s Grotto to save lockdown Christmas in Colchester

As many upcoming events are cancelled, Poplar Nurseries secures socially distanced Santa visit to bring festive cheer to town. Read more

Santa Elf at Poplar Nurseries Colchester 2019

Baytree Garden Centre celebrate 50 years

Reinhard and Vonnie Beihler celebrate Baytree 50 years growing from a stall at the side of the road to the largest independent garden centre in the region. Read more

Greenfingers says “Thank You”

Greenfingers says “Thank You” to the UK’s “amazing” Gardening Industry…..and to the Smart Team for their support! Read more

Linda from Greenfingers Charity with Paris and other members of the Smart Team.

BGC to restore Treasures of Tenbury

As the new owners of Burford House and Gardens, the former home of Raymond Evison and the National Clematis Collection, BGC want this again to be a horticultural treasure. Read more

Burford House

The average Brit has spent over £100 on gardening during lockdown

Green-fingered Brits have spent an average of £105 each sprucing up their gardens since the start of lockdown, according to American Express. One in 7 have redesigned their gardens. Read more

Most popular gardening and outdoor products bought during lockdown

Dobbies builds partnership with Stroke Association

The UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, has announced its support for the Stroke Association; a charity which provides specialist support and funds critical research for people affected by stroke. Read more

Green-tech has you covered!

Leading landscape supplier Green-tech is well known for tackling new challenges quickly and head-on. They have designed and produced limited-edition face coverings which they are giving away on a first-come-first-served-basis. Read more

Treat your mask like underwear

Stewarts garden centres are using humour to help underline the message that everyone will be wearing masks.  Read more

Green-tech supports Perennial by becoming a Platinum Partner

Green-tech has announced that it has increased its support to charity, Perennial, during these particularly challenging and unprecedented times. Read more

Proud Perennial Supporters

Dobbies to open restaurants across the UK

Dobbies reveals measures in place to open its 68 restaurants across the UK from Friday 3rd, in Northern Ireland, and England to following day, overseen by a safety champion at each store. Read more

The Teviot Smokery & Watergardens is to close

The Teviot Smokery & Watergardens on the Scottish Borders has announced on Facebook that it is to close.  Read more

Treadstone gives away face masks to support its customers

In a bid to support its customer base through the current Coronavirus crisis, garden sundries & gloves supplier Treadstone Products has been providing thousands of face masks free of charge. Read more

Garden Centre in Bury St Edmunds to close

Marlows Home and Garden Centre in Bury St Edmunds is to close, blaming poor trading conditions caused by Coronavirus. Read more

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