Grown in Britain Hero 2018

The 2018 Grown in Britain Hero is John Cosford from BAM Construct. John has supported Grown in Britain's work from its inception in 2013. He continues to be a champion for the cause through his role as Regional Buyer for BAM Construction. Read more

RHS Greening Grey Britain grants up for grabs

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is calling on communities across the UK to transform an unloved local space into a green haven this summer. Read more

Amber Court Stratford

The sweet smell of success at Squire’s Plant Show

Squire’s Garden Centres held their annual plant show in West Horsley on 7th February 2019. Suppliers from the UK and abroad came to Squire’s to showcase their latest plants, ready for the spring season ahead. Read more

Bransford Webbs - Colin Squire, Trina Cole, Sarah aSquire’s awarded Bransford Webbs “Best Hardy

Garden centres urged to sign-up and support Garden Re-Leaf day on Friday 22nd March

Garden centres across the UK are being encouraged to take part in Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March and raise vital funds for the Greenfingers Charity, the national charity that creates magical gardens for children’s hospices. Read more

New Look Café Bar at Squire’s in West Horsley

Squire’s Garden Centre in West Horsley has started 2019 with a stylish new look, décor and furniture following an extensive refurbishment of its popular Café Bar. Read more

Cafe Bar at Squire's West Horsley

GCA reveals its ‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ winners

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) revealed the winners of its most prestigious awards at its annual conference including its 10 Garden Centres of Excellence and the Garden Centres of the Year. Read more

Destination Garden Centre of the Year - Bents Garden and Home

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone partners with Ferring Primary School to donate houseplants

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Ferring Primary School to donate houseplants to the school in Worthing. Read more

Roundstone centre houseplant donation Ferring Primary School

New Year, New Business: kickstart your 2019 with Perennial

Tickets are selling fast for the annual Party for Perennial, which this year celebrates the 180th anniversary of the charity dedicated to helping people in horticulture. It will be held in the elegant surroundings of La Goccia restaurant at Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden, London and takes place on Tuesday 29 January 2019. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone partners with West Park Primary School to spread festive cheer to children at Chestnut Tree House this Christmas

The team at Haskins in Roundstone partnered with West Park Primary School and Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice for a festive colouring project. Read more

Fish4Dogs spreads ‘Fishmas’ joy

Christmas came early for borders at a Worcester animal rescue centre when the CEO of premium pet food manufacturer Fish4Dogs played Santa – delivering a host of festive goodies in order to spread a little ‘fishmas’ joy.

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Santa Graham meets Stella and Sally Shepherd at WARS

Wooly Pully Day brings festive fun

There’s nothing woolly about Fish4Dogs’ devotion to pets. Staff from the premium pet food manufacturer demonstrated this today – wearing their hearts on their sleeves and animals on their chests - for National Christmas Jumper Day (14 December) in aid of Save The Children. Read more

Sunshine wins Taylor’s Bulbland Competition

London’s Sunshine Garden Centre wins Taylor’s Bulbland competition, with Belton GC taking the runner-up prize.  See all the winners and why they won. Read more

Sunshine's fragrant display

Help Perennial share some goodwill this Christmas

As you prepare for Christmas with friends and family, Perennial is urging everyone across the horticulture industry to think of those in our sector who are struggling to make ends meet this festive season. Many people working in our industries are on low incomes and unemployment is rife over the winter months. Read more

Another glowing review for Castle Gardens, as centre wins national Christmas Competition

Sherborne-based Castle Gardens has been announced as the national winner of the Garden Centre Association’s annual Christmas Competition. Up against garden centres from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including big names in the industry, Castle Gardens has now received this coveted accolade for the ninth time in 10 years. Read more

Highfield Garden World joins BBC radio show and retail giants for Purple Tuesday

The 132-strong team at family-owned Highfield Garden World in Gloucestershire joined more than 500 retailers across the nation last week to proudly mark Purple Tuesday - the UK’s first accessible shopping day.  Read more

Less than four weeks to go until Garden Re-Leaf Day – Sign up now!

There are now less than four weeks until Garden Re-Leaf Day on March 22nd and those who haven’t signed up yet need not worry, there is still time to get involved! Read more

Walkers are all smiles as they complete the Garden Re-Leaf Walk - 2018.

White Stores announces new showroom in Windlesham

White Stores is set to open a new garden furniture showroom in Windlesham. This brand-new showroom is set to be a great addition to the retailer’s already existing showrooms. Read more

Saddle up for charity with the Garden Re-Leaf Cycle Ride Challenge

Greenfingers Charity is inviting its supporters and others to put their pedal power to the test this spring by taking on the inspiring Cycle Challenge for Garden Re-Leaf Day. Read more

Garden Re-Leaf 2018 cyclists

Perennial pledges to reach more people than ever during its 180th anniversary year

Perennial kicked off its 180th anniversary in style this week with the annual Party for Perennial at La Goccia in Covent Garden on Tuesday 29 January. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre nominated for ‘Lifetime Support Award’

Haskins Garden Centre in West End is celebrating after being nominated by Countess Mountbatten Hospice for a ‘Lifetime Support Award.’ Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in West End nominated for Lifetime Support Award.

The Pansies team lift the Greenfingers Challenge Cup

Teams competed for the Greenfingers Challenge Cup during an afternoon of ‘orse racin’ to mark the start of the GCA annual conference, which saw the The Pansies team, made up of garden centre staff, take the crown. Read more

Greenfingers Challenge Cup

Spirit of Christmas at Squire’s raises over £19,000 for local charities

Visitors to the Christmas grottos at Squire’s Garden Centres across Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex not only met the man from the North Pole, but also shared the true spirit of Christmas by helping to raise an amazing £19,480.55 in support of a range of local charities. Read more

Squire’s donate over £19,000 to local charities. L-r: George Bishop, Anne Dedman & Ricky Bowness.

Zest 4 Leisure smashes charity fundraising target

Employees of Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, have collectively smashed their charity fundraising target for 2018. Read more

Edinburgh Woollen Mill pulls out of Dobbies’ House of Angus project

Edinburgh Woollen Mill has pulled out of plans to be the core occupant of Dobbies’ £700,000 re-development of House of Angus next to its Dundee garden centre. Read more

Dobbies at Dundee

Gardenforum reviews a turbulent year for garden retail

Here’s your chance to catch up with some of the events in the retail garden sector that you may have missed. It was a turbulent year with the collapse of Gardman; around 60 garden centres changing hands or closing, Wyevale, Bunnings, Snow and drought. This is open to all. Read more

Gardman's fire started a turbulent year

Haskins Garden Centre donates festive wreaths to Forest Holme Hospice

Haskins in Ferndown has spread a little festive cheer this Christmas by donating four handmade wreaths to Forest Holme Hospice. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre donates festive wreaths to Forest Holme Hospice

Rosebourne Christmas Tree toss is back - recycling has never been so fun

It's now time to choose the perfect Christmas tree, but Rosebourne is already thinking ahead to after the big day and the best way to recycle your tree. Read more

Burn off the Christmas calories by launching your Christmas tree as far as you can throw it!

Crawley garden centre hopes to raise £10,000 for Alzheimer’s Society in continued support until 2020

Haskins Garden Centre in Crawley has announced its continued support of Alzheimer’s Society until 2020. Haskins in Snowhill has been fundraising and raising awareness for the charity since January 2017 and now the popular garden centre has revealed its continued support over the coming years. Read more

GCA announces Christmas competition winners

Barton Grange Garden Centre and Castle Gardens have recently (November, 2018) been announced as the national winners of the 2018 Garden Centre Association's (GCA) annual Christmas competition. Read more

Castle Gardens Christmas displays 2018

Horticultural business trials plant pots aimed at reducing landfill

Commercial horticultural nursery, Johnsons of Whixley, is trialling a revolutionary new type of plant pot to fight the industry battle against plastic waste. Read more

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