Bents reveals fundraising total and new charity

Before Bents Garden & Home can fully welcome Solving Kids Cancer as its 2021 charity of the year, it must say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped raise £16,477 for Once Upon a Smile. Read more

The team from Once Upon a Smile

Jumping for joy as Cardwell Garden Centre re-opens

Louise Harris jumps for joy after visiting Cardwell Garden Centre when it re-opened after lockdown yesterday. Read more

Wilko to launch UK first in-store face mask recycling scheme

Wilko launches instore mask recycling scheme - so Brits' worn single use face masks can be recycled into everything from sustainable building materials to new furniture for communities in need. Read more

Wilko Face Mask recycling scheme

Are you using the oldest working ATCO lawnmower in the UK?

As part of its centenary celebrations lawnmower manufacturers ATCO is on the search for the oldest working machine still in use in the UK. Read more

Charles H Pugh with a 1921 ATCO Standard, the world's first successfully mass produced lawnmower

The garden retail sector is digging deep for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2021

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Garden Re-Leaf Day and is set to be a day full of fabulous FUNdraising activities, with the garden retail sector pulling out all the stops to ensure that this significant milestone doesn’t pass unnoticed! Read more

Garden centres in Scotland to reopen on 5th April

Scotland’s timetable for easing lockdown will permit garden centres to re-open on Monday 5th April, with cafes, pubs and restaurants following on 26th April.  English restaurants must wait till 17th May. Read more

Simpsons in Inverness

Gardening goes digital to maintain health during lockdown

People with disabilities are being helped to use gardening and nature to stay healthy during lockdown through a digital initiative by therapeutic horticulture charity Thrive. 

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Provender Nurseries is certified Plant Healthy

Provender Nurseries are now certified ‘Plant Healthy’, one of the first group of ornamental suppliers to the horticultural industry to gain certification so far. Read more

New concept for garden centre concessions

Industry-leading doggy day care provider, Bruce’s, has opened its newest centre at the Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey, owned by Dobbies.  Read more

Pit Boss® and Louisiana Grills® by Dansons join LOFA

Pit Boss® and Louisiana Grills® by Dansons are the newest member of The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA). Read more

Parasene introduces gas products

Following its acquisition of the Parasene brand name Fireside Products has announced the launch of range of Parasene branded gas products. Read more

Get set go – supporters confirm plans for Garden Re-Leaf 2021

It’s now only a matter of weeks before we reach Garden Re-Leaf Day. Here we find out more about some of the amazing events which will be taking place throughout March 2021 to help celebrate its 10th anniversary! Read more

Blue Diamond reopens Nailsworth garden centre

A mudslide following heavy rain forced Blue Diamond to close Nailsworth garden centre in Gloucestershire, on 3rd February.  The garden centre has re-opened this afternoon. Read more

Why can’t garden centres in NI buy plants & seeds from GB?

Why can’t Northern Ireland garden centres get deliveries of many plants and seeds from the rest of the United Kingdom following Brexit? Read more

Plants at Inver Garden Centre

HTA commits to 20% less CO2 with Planet Mark

The HTA has signed with Planet Mark to give members expert support in achieving the 20% carbon reductions goal in the HTA Sustainability Roadmap.  There's a free workshop in February. Read more

Cultivation Street’s Community Garden Week returns in 2021 to bring people together

The UK’s leading community and school gardening campaign Cultivation Street sponsored by Miracle-Gro is once again celebrating the amazing efforts of people across the UK who create green spaces. Read more

Tinsley Allotment community garden winner 2020

Record breaking sales month in Garden Centres for GARDENA

Despite Garden Centres still being closed in some areas in the UK, March 2021 has been a record breaking sales month for GARDENA. Sales are up 100% vs last season, with no sign of slowing down! Read more

Gardena Watering - ready for Summer

Wyevale Nurseries sees record sales in all sectors

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has revealed that it has seen record breaking plant sales since June last year and has just completed its best March ever (2021). Read more

Andy Johnson Managing Director at Wyevale Nurseries

HighGround partnership continues to blossom

Vitax’s partnership with HighGround continues to blossom following its support of the charity’s Indoor Bulb Planner. Read more

Dobbies Swansea reopens

Dobbies Garden Centres, will reopen its Swansea store today (Monday 22 March) following updated guidance from the Welsh Government that garden centres may open. Read more

Ricky Williams - Horticulture Manager

Join the virtual Garden Re-Leaf Quiz

Still not sure what to do for Garden Re-Leaf Day? Worry not, as Greenfingers is pleased to confirm that it will be launching its first ever virtual Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz, hosted by Anne-Marie Powell, and sponsored by Evergreen Garden Care. Read more

Greenfingers patron, Anne-Marie Powell

Pershore School calls for industry help after tool theft

Students at Pershore school returned to school after lockdown only to find the gardening tools in their horticulture unit had been stolen.  Teacher, Anne Watson, is calling for industry help in replacing the items. Read more

More events confirmed for Garden Re-Leaf day 2021

With Garden Re-Leaf Day approaching ever quicker, teams and businesses from across the garden retail sector and beyond are busy making plans for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day. With the event turning 10 this year teams are going BIG with their FUNdraising activities. Read more

All on starting line

Poundbury Gardens to mark 15th birthday

Poundbury Gardens will celebrate its 15th anniversary, with founders Mike and Louise Burks announcing plans to undertake 15 community planting projects to mark the occasion. Read more

Poundbury garden centre

Duchess of Cornwall celebrates Flowers from the Farm anniversary

Double celebration for Flowers from the Farm as 1000th grower joins on the 10th anniversary of the British cut flower grower association Read more

The Duchess of Cornwall

More walkers welcome!

Join the Garden Re-Leaf Lands’ End to John O’Groats virtual walk. Read more

Kimberley and Matthew 120 milers

More land adds 25% to Kelkay capacity

Kelkay has signed a long-term lease for additional land in Pocklington which will expand inventory holding capacity by a further 25%. Read more

The yard at Pollington filling up fast

One million steps for Garden Re-Leaf 2021

As Garden Re-Leaf turns 10 in 2021, it seems only right that the team at the Greenfingers charity celebrate in style with their own FUNdraising challenge – ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the One Million Step Challenge! Read more

Thrive with Notcutts during lockdown 

Notcutts Garden Centres have partnered with Thrive to help cultivate the nation’s wellbeing making the ‘Cultivating Wellbeing in Gardens and Nature’ course freely available. Read more

Scotscape Groundscape to support Greenfingers Charity

We are thrilled therefore to announce that with immediate effect we pledge to donate 1% of the annual value of every new Annual Garden Maintenance Contract we win to the brilliant charity Greenfingers. Read more

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