Soft Play raises money for Children’s Charity

Squire’s Garden Centres in Shepperton has donated £2,889 to the Charley Paige Trust. Squire’s gave 20% of the profits from their Buzzy Bumbles soft play hive to the charity. Read more

Buzzy Bumbles soft play at Squire’s Shepperton

Perrywood launches local treeplanting initiative

Perrywood Garden Centre has joined Marks Hall Gardens & Arboretum and REco Store to set up a programme to encourage schools and all people in the area to plant trees as part of National tree week. Read more

Encouraging garden centre tree sales
during National Tree Week

As part of this week’s National Tree Week activities (23 November – 1 December), the HTA has partnered with The Tree Council and the Daily Mail to use the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme to encourage tree sales through HTA member businesses. Read more

2019, The Year Of Greener Growing

The Hawkesmill Nurseries team know just how important it is to make a firm commitment to their customers of offering eco-friendly trays and pots for their plants and combines traditional heritage with the modern needs of today when it comes to 'green' growing innovations for their plants. Read more

Greenfingers Charity to work with Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Greenfingers Charity, the only UK charity that designs and builds gardens in children’s hospices, has designated much needed funds to extend and update the Remembrance Garden at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People in the East Midlands. Read more

Rainbows Hospice Rememberance Garden Scene

Ties on for Tim again as Mr Fothergill’s Seeds raises money for BBC Children in Need

Once again, the team at Mr Fothergill’s Seeds have donned their finest ties to help raise money for BBC Children in Need - an idea which came about as Tim Jeffries, Mr Fothergill’s Commercial Director is the last and only person to ever wear a tie in the office! Read more

Mr Fothergill's UK showing off their ties

Deco-Pak’s Craig Hall remembers Greenfingers on his wedding day

It was a case of “something borrowed, something green” for Deco-Pak’s Craig Hall at his recent wedding as he and his new wife, Debbie, raised over £1,200 for Greenfingers Charity thanks to generous donations from guests and families. Read more

Deco-Pak’s Craig Hall and his new wife, Debbie at his recent wedding.

The Nation’s Favourite Gardens – winners announced

Coton Manor Garden in Northamptonshire has been named the Nation’s Favourite Garden to visit. Read more

Coton Manor in Northamptonshire

Perth wins RHS Britain in Bloom 2019

The Scottish city of Perth has been awarded top prize and crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) 55th annual Britain in Bloom community gardening competition. Read more

Beautiful Perth volunteers and the heather collection (credit: RHS / Julie Howden)

Zest 4 Leisure smashes charity fundraising target!

Zest 4 Leisure is proud to announce that its employees have raised over £15,000 for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith, the company’s chosen charity for 2019. Read more

Sara to sleep out in aid of homeless charity

A Despatch and Stock Controller at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford will take part in a sleep out next month to help raise money for a homeless charity. Read more

Sara Bowie, Wyevale Nurseries

Squire’s announce winners of ‘I Love Gardening’ competition

Each of Squire’s sixteen garden centres across the South East has been engaged in friendly competition designing a garden that showcases why they love gardening. Read more

The winning garden at Squire’s in Stanmore. L-R: Tina Dyer, Nathan Syrett & Christine Foley.

Money can't buy experiences to bid for in Perennial's Festival Dinner auction

Don’t worry if you can’t join Perennial for their 180th Anniversary Festival Dinner on 11 October, you can join the fun and help raise funds for people in horticulture by placing a bid in the online auction Read more

Family run Perrywood Garden Centre celebrates first birthday in Sudbury

Perrywood Sudbury was bought from Wyevale by the directors of Essex-based Perrywood Garden Centre, and had its first day of trading on 25 September 2018. Read more

Directors and team

Opening nights announced for award-winning Christmas displays

The Gardens Group has announced open evening dates for the award-winning Christmas displays at all three of its garden centres, with top secret themes now taking shape. Read more

Askham Bryan College students join Green-tech for National Tree Planting Week

To celebrate National Tree Planting Week, Green-tech invited eight Level 2 Arboriculture students from Askham Bryan College to their premises in North Yorkshire for a practical tree planting session. Read more

The students from Askhham Bryan College withe some of the Green-tech staff

Dobbies to consider float in a year or so UPDATED

Dobbies says that its underlying sales are around £300m after acquisitions and 5% like for like growth. Chairman Andrew Bracey says it will look to float on the Stock Exchange “in a year or so”. Read more

Inaugural Elm stand planted as Hillier Trees ‘Re-elms the British Countryside’

A number of Staffordshire dignitaries and guests from across the horticultural industry celebrated as a stand of 20 elm trees was planted at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. This event marked the first official planting as part of Hillier Trees’ campaign; ‘re-elming the British countryside’.  Read more

Philippa Rawlinson, MD of the National Memorial Arboretum, & Adam Dunnett, Amenity Sales Director at

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity funds grow by over £11,000

The sale of one of Vitax’s leading gardening products has helped to grow the funds of a national charity by over £11,000. Read more

L-r: Kate Billingham Wilson, Paul Gooding & Mark Butler.

Frank P Matthews growing trees for Japanese ‘Sakura’ Project

An exciting new collaboration between Frank P Matthews and The Japanese Sakura Project aims to plant thousands of Japanese Flowering Cherries across Britain over the next two years. Read more

Prunus Beni Yutaka

Sara raises £1,599 for Bristol homeless charity

A Despatch and Stock Controller at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford took part in a sleep out last Thursday (November 14, 2019) and helped raise £1,599.89 for a homeless charity. Read more

Sara Bowie - Wyevale Nurseries

Festive support available from Perennial this Christmas

Support for people in horticulture who are feeling the festive strain is available from Perennial this Christmas. Help with Christmas food and presents for children who would otherwise go without can be requested online. No-one should feel alone or unsupported at Christmas. Be a festive friend this year by telling colleagues and clients about Perennial.  Read more

Greenfingers celebrates another superb fundraising dinner

Late last week (Thursday, 31st October) friends and supporters of Greenfingers Charity came together for another wonderful night of celebrations and vital fundraising at the charity’s annual FUNdraising dinner. Read more

L-r: Imelda Staunton, Vicky Nuttall, Kimberley Hornby, Matthew Mein & Jim Carter.

Work starts on Laylocks garden centre

Work has commenced at Laylocks Garden Centre near Worcester, where a 470m² extension is under construction.

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Greenfingers ‘Nest & Rest’ garden opens at Grace House, Sunderland

A new Greenfingers Charity therapeutic garden at Grace House, Sunderland was officially opened by the Mayor of Sunderland on Monday (21st October). This inspiring new garden will provide a peaceful place for relaxation and enjoyment for the seriously ill children and their families that call Grace House ‘home’ Read more

Grace House officially opens Greenfingers garden

First look at progress made so far at Haskins Garden Centre Snowhill’s redevelopment

Ealier this year, the popular Haskins Garden Centre based in Crawley opened the doors to its temporary building at the Snowhill site. Read more

Mr Fothergill’s announces prize winning sunflower head - measuring as big as a steering wheel…

Over the summer, Mr Fothergill’s ran a competition to grow the largest sunflower head. The competition was open to anyone and any type of sunflower could be grown. Read more

Dean’s 1st place sunflower (15½ inches)

Young gardeners to serve up 60,000 litres of soup for the RHS Big Soup Share

An estimated 60,000 litres of soup will be served up by schools, youth and community groups taking part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Big Soup Share this week (7th – 13th October). Read more

Charlton Manor Primary pupil with harvested leeks

Topping out ceremony held for National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Osborne held a topping out ceremony this week (Tuesday 24 September) to mark the completion of the steel structure for the new National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey. Read more

New National Centre under construction

Customers and Suppliers join Green-tech at their open day to celebrate their 25th anniversary

Green-tech invited its customers and suppliers to help celebrate its 25th anniversary at a VIP open day last week. Read more

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