Green-tech choose Henshaws as charity to support in 2021

Green-tech, the leading supplier of landscaping materials across the UK has announced its intention to make Henshaws its charity of choice for 2021. Read more

Green-tech delivering donated gardening materials to Henshaws

Tim’s Ties help Mr Fothergill’s raise money for BBC Children in Need

Taking up the challenge once again, Mr Fothergill’s has helped raise vital funds for BBC Children in Need this year, by smartening up and wearing a ‘Tie for Tim’. Read more

Despatch Warehouse staff at Mr Fothergill’s, Kentford – wearing ties...and masks!

Little Dobbies opens today in Edinburgh

Today (Monday 9 November), Dobbies’ first small format store, Little Dobbies, has opened its doors. Read more

Vitax donation helps hospital’s Secret Garden grow

A hidden garden within the grounds of Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, is set to see its kitchen garden grow with the support of Leicester based garden product manufacturer, Vitax Limited. Read more

Paul Gooding, Sue Stevenson, UHL volunteer & Mark Butler, NS mgr with more of the project volunteers

Greenfingers Charity completes its 59th and 60th garden projects!

New garden spaces for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young people and Little Harbour Children’s Hospice. Read more

Little Harbour Hospice

British Sugar TOPSOIL present cheque to Perennial

Perennial have partnered with British Sugar TOPSOIL. Since September 2019 they have been donating £1 for every bulk bag of their products sold to the end of August 2020 to Perennial and as a result last week handed over a cheque for £3,029 to the charity. Read more

Cheque presentation to Perennial’s Phil Swainston by British Sugar TOPSOIL’s Andy Spetch.

HTA’s Ornamentals Management Committee welcomes new appointments 

Following a unanimous vote at its last meeting the HTA’s Ornamentals Management Committee (OMC) is pleased to announce the appointments of Richard Hopkins, MD of Fargro and David Higginson, MD of New Leaf Plants. Read more

David Higginson

Tong shortlisted in Yorkshire business excellence awards

Directors and staff at a Bradford Garden Centre are celebrating after being announced as a finalist in the 15th annual Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business awards. Read more

Neil Barwise-Carr and colleague Becki Smith hold the certificate

Christmas displays return to The Gardens Group

The Gardens Group has announced plans for the return of its award-winning Christmas displays in Sherborne, Yeovil and Poundbury next month, including a comprehensive range of measures designed to keep families safe and socially distanced as they soak up the festivities. Read more

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

‘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

Garden centres in the news over the weekend

Local news reports this weekend include a £5,000 theft from Dobbies and police warnings about traffic queues outside garden centres. Read more

From Facebook, Amanda Levett, Indoor Living Manager at Thetford garden centre

RHS receives record £1.8m donation to RHS Garden Bridgewater

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is delighted to announce the receipt of a £1.8million gift from retired Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist Dr Lee Kai Hung DL to RHS Garden Bridgewater. Read more

L-R RHS Director General Sue Biggs & Dr Lee Kai Hung DL at RHS Garden Bridgewater in February 2019.

Dobbies launches series of Christmas podcasts

As Christmas approaches, Dobbies has released the first of three festive themed podcasts, sharing advice on everything from festive decorations and at-home Christmas crafts. Read more

Wellbeing plants are proving popular through the pandemic

Since lockdown began, an online garden centre has seen record sales of four plants all known to have medicinal properties. Read more


Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair moves to February

The UK’s favourite trade show for the festive and gifts sector has announced a new date for 2021. Read more

"We grow trees, we don't waste them."

The Garden Centre Sales Division of one of the UK's leading commercial nurseries, Johnsons of Whixley, has launched its first paperless catalogue with the slogan "We grow trees, we don't waste them." Read more

Retail Sales Manager, Mark Reynard and Deputy Retail Sales Manager Paul Lamb

Johnston & Jeff support conservation by adopting exotic bird species

The Pekin Robins and Wrinkled Hornbills at the charity zoo have both been officially adopted by Johnston & Jeff – one of the UK’s leading bird seed manufacturers. Read more

Maddy Johnston with Chester Zoo Adoption Certificates

HTA fights to keep restaurants open in Scottish Garden Centres

Updated The Scottish Government have now confirmed that all cafes will be able to remain open so long as they stop selling alcohol, following HTA appeals for garden centres to be exempted. Read more

Ace thanks customers after a challenging time

Ace thanks customers old and new for their support following the death of its chairman, Roger Llewellyn, and the disruption of Covid-19. Read more

Greenfingers thanks Evergreen Garden Care for its ongoing support

The Greenfingers Charity welcomes support from all corners of the garden retail sector, with many retailers and suppliers pulling together to help raise much needed funds. One such supplier is Evergreen Garden Care. Read more

The Evergreen Garden team

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

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

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