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

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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

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

Business as usual after fire at Cook’s Garden centre

Cook’s Garden Centre is open as normal after a fire on Friday afternoon destroyed a check out area and glasshouse, including a gold medal winning Chelsea flower show stand. Read more

Supporting parrot rescue & rehoming centres

Premium bird food manufacturer Johnston & Jeff has flown to the aid of four parrot rescue and rehoming centres hit by the coronavirus. Read more

Smart welcomes back garden centres

Smart is delighted that UK Garden Centres are now almost all open and have been despatching an increasing volume of orders to customers. Read more

Laylocks garden centre unveils extension

A Worcester garden centre was finally able to throw open its doors this week to welcome back customers and unveil its enhanced experience. Read more

RHS licensees do their bit for key workers

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced that a number of its licensees are supporting the NHS and key workers with donations and discounts. The list – underlining the diverse nature of the RHS licensing campaign – includes makers of luxury chocolate, gardening footwear and swing seats and benches. Read more

The Original Muck Boot Co

Webbs recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces

Webbs Garden Centres is one of 162 UK companies to win a UK Best Workplace™ award.  It is the only garden centre to be recognised as a great place to work. Read more

Gifting Plants to Frontline NHS Workers

Webbs, Bransford Webbs and Plant Love UK have joined forces to show their gratitude to the hardworking staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital by donating free plants to brighten their homes and gardens. Read more

LifestyleGarden donates product to the NHS Nightingale Hospital

NHS Nightingale Hospital has become ‘home’ to over 1,600 support staff bravely facing the virus. Thanks to LifestyleGarden® and a wealth of generous donors, these workers now have a stunning garden space in which to relax and find a moment of calm away from the frontline. Read more

Nightingale Hospital garden comes to life

Woodlodge’s Richard Newton raises a staggering £7686 for Greenfingers Charity

When Ambassador, Richard Newton, ‘drove-in’ as Men’s Captain of Erewash Golf Club, he nominated Greenfingers charity to benefit during his reign as Captain. Along with Lady Captain Judith Evans, they and club members raised a staggering £7686 for Greenfingers Charity.  Read more

Richard Newton

John Chambers Wildflower Seed supports ‘Seeds of Hope Scotland’

A newly founded not-for-profit project has triumphed in the speedy distribution of wildflower seed gift packets to households across Scotland, the initiative has been developed to bring the joy of wildflowers to those currently self-isolating due to the Covid-19 virus. Read more

Fire at Johnsons Garden Centre (Updated)

Fire broke out at Johnsons Garden Centre near Boston on Sunday, causing smoke to billow above the site. Read more

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

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

Mountfield donate mower To 'Life At No.27'

Mountfield have been glad to offer their support to 'Life at No.27' by donating one of their SP556 BV mowers to help empower the people who Annabelle mentors. Read more

Little Havens offers use of its Greenfingers garden for children in crisis

Little Havens. the children’s hospice for Essex is offering its Greenfingers garden as well as other areas of their extensive grounds, to families experiencing an exceptional crisis during the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more

The Greenfingers garden at Little Haven

LifestyleGarden® thanks keyworkers with special giveaway

It’s hard to think of a way that will truly demonstrate our gratitude for all the keyworkers that are holding this country together during the Covid-19 lockdown. LifestyleGarden recently launched a special #FeetUpWithLifestyleGarden giveaway as a way of showing their thanks. Read more

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Different Garden Centre strategies for Coronavirus opening

Gardenforum surveys some strategies used by garden centre groups as they reopen their doors to customers and maintain safe trading during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

Social distancing at Langlands garden centre

New 250 seat Restaurant at Selby Garden Centre taking shape

Work is progressing well with the £1.5million extension at a Yorkshire garden centre as its new 250- seat restaurant taking shape. Read more

Perennial launches garden competition to kickstart Covid appeal

HortAid-20 Gardening Competition, supported by Suttons and panel of well-known judges, kick starts Perennial’s emergency Covid-19 appeal Read more

Gardening stars join forces with the RHS  to launch National Gardening Week 2020

Alan Titchmarsh MBE and other gardening glitterati* join the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in a call to the nation to keep gardening and grow at home for National Gardening Week 2020 (April 27 – May 3).  

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'Grow Some Sunshine' to support our NHS Heroes

The 'Grow Some Sunshine' campaign is all about bringing families and communities together to grow some giant sunflower seeds this summer so their happy, smiley faces will shine out as an enormous THANK YOU to the NHS teams that are at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

RHS launches ‘Grow at Home’

RHS launches ‘Grow at Home’ to provide even more support to a growing number of gardeners during lockdown. Read more

Zest Direct to relaunch home delivery service for online retailers

Supplier Zest 4 Leisure is relaunching its Zest Direct home delivery service to online retailer customers with the aim of ensuring its customers are able to supply garden products and meet the increased demand in the lockdown period. Read more

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