Hundreds of garden centres, community groups and schools involved with National Children’s Gardening Week

National Children’s Gardening Week 2018 is just around the corner now (26 May-3 June) and over 300 garden centres nationwide are joining in with events or the Facebook campaign that’s put fun gardening projects for children in front of nearly half a million parents, teachers and grandparents in the past month. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone donates gardening equipment to Meadowfield Hospital’s mental health ward

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has partnered with Meadowfield Hospital in Worthing to donate gardening equipment and tools for Maple Ward, its mental health ward. Read more

Haskins GC in Roundstone donates gardening equipment to Meadowfield Hospital's mental health ward.

Bee friendly family fun

Spend some quality time together this National Children’s Gardening Week (Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd June, 2018). Read more

Wildlife Friendly Gardening Competition spreads its wings with new Innovation Award

Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Friendly Gardening Competition, which is sponsored by The Gardens Group, is now open for entry, and this year, there is a new award for gardens where innovation has blossomed. Read more

Picture credit: Ken Dolbear, MBE

Food at Webbs awarded Food Hall of the Year

Food at Webbs has been named Food Hall of the Year at this year’s prestigious Farm Shop & Deli Awards. Runners up included Ludlow Food Centre, Delifonseca Dockside, Fodder and Great Cornish Food Store. Read more

Thrive forms new partnership with The Pot Company to launch ‘Anniversary Planter’

The Pot Company, a leading wholesaler of planters to the Garden Centre industry, have recently announced the launch of The Anniversary Planter designed and developed in association with Thrive. Read more

New planter range celebrating 40 years of Thrive’s work

Jail for office manager who conned garden centre

An office manager who stole over £30,000 from Abergavenny Garden Centre by, among other things, setting up fake payees, gets jail. Read more

Bernhard’s Nurseries broadens its offering

Bernhard’s Nurseries a long established Hardy Nursery Stock grower, Bernhard’s has broadened its offering in recent years. Read more

Bernhard's ePOS Anywhere progamme

New look website and resources National Children’s Gardening Week 2018

To celebrate the fourth year of National Children’s Gardening week and it’s ‘adoption’ by the HTA, a new look website for National Children’s Gardening Week has been unveiled, along with a suite of free resources for the garden industry to get behind the initiative. Read more

Renewable energy by-product set to enrich gardens across Dorset and Somerset

The Gardens Group has teamed up with the Duchy of Cornwall and a local renewable energy producer to market a new 100% peat-free and plant-based soil enricher, through its garden centres. Read more

Local school announced winner of the Growing Communities Healthy Packed Lunch Plot competition

All primary and special schools in Essex were invited to take part in the competition which encouraged pupils to get creative in the garden and healthy in the kitchen. Read more

Growing Communities - RW Notley Green with teacher

Darlac announces sponsorship of Rose Society Awards

Darlac, the cutting tools experts, are delighted to announce sponsorship of awards in the Star Classes of the recently formed Rose Society UK. Read more

Green fingered gardeners at Squire’s

Squire’s Garden Centres took part in a 12-hour “Plantathon” on Friday 16th March to raise money for Greenfingers, a charity who create magical gardens for children in hospices to enjoy. Read more

Martin Breddy, Colin Squire, Sarah Squire and Ed Ridgeon (Squire’s)

Garden centre group brings back popular competition to ‘Name the Rose’

To celebrate one of the UK’s favourite flowers, Haskins Garden Centre has re-launched an exclusive ‘Name the Rose’ competition across all four of its centres. Read more

Garden centre group brings back popular competition to ‘Name the Rose’ and see it sold across ce

Build a Compost Robot and win the chance to go to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

As part of the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) industry exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, ‘The Great Escape’, garden retailers have the opportunity to enter a ‘Build a Compost Robot Competition’. Read more

Plants donated to 'Love Your Garden'

Hawkesmill Nurseries, the Warwickshire based family company, are over the moon to have been asked to donate a variety of plants to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to help with their new garden. Read more

BeeBot success for Kershaws Garden Centre

The BeeBot All in One Composter from Kershaw’s Garden Centre from Brighouse in West Yorkshire is set to feature at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. This follows a challenge set by the HTA for retail members to create an innovative ‘robot’ composter to feature on The Great Escape – the industry feature within The Discovery Zone at this year’s show. Read more

The Beebot

National Garden Scheme awards £50,000 to Horatio's Garden Oswestry

At the launch of National Garden Scheme’s 2018 Garden Visitor’s Handbook in London on March 15th, Horatio’s Garden was selected as one of the 2018 Garden and Health charities and was awarded £50,000 for the Horatio’s Garden Oswestry Appeal. Read more

Bunny Guinness

Thompson & Morgan and RHS Garden Hyde Hall team up
for a ‘Floral Fantasia’ this summer

Thompson & Morgan and RHS Garden Hyde Hall team up to create a fabulous garden for an event this summer, aptly named Floral Fantasia. Thompson & Morgan is transforming an area of the well-known RHS site near Chelmsford in Essex into a magnificent floral exhibition, showcasing many varieties of bedding plants. Read more

Jody Lidgard opens Greenfingers Garden in Grimsby Hospice

Award winning garden designer, landscaper and Greenfingers Charity Ambassador Jody Lidgard officially opened the new pirate themed garden at Andy’s at St Andrew’s Hospice in Grimsby on Tuesday 17th April. Read more

John Ashley from Greenfingers and Michelle Rollinson from St Andrews Hospice

Popular garden centre raises more than £2,550 for Countess Mountbatten Hospice

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has raised £2,563.26 for its charity partner, Countess Mountbatten Hospice. Read more

Popular garden centre raises money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

Allensmore Nurseries invest to protect the environment and biodiversity

Herefordshire-based Allensmore Nurseries have won the coveted LEAF Accreditation following their investments in sustainable production methods and facilities, and rigorous inspections across their business to ensure compliance with the exacting standards required to achieve the marque. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill nominates Alzheimer’s Society as its Charity of the Year

The team at Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has announced it will be focusing its fundraising efforts towards supporting Alzheimer’s Society for another year. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill nominates Alzheimer's Society as its Charity of the Year

Volmary running for Life

The team at Volmary are well known locally for their charitable endeavours. In recent years they have contributed to local good causes such as the Wisbech Rose Fair, Parson Drove Pre-school and Wisbech in bloom to mention a few. Read more

Bents donates over £22k to Alzheimer’s Society

Customers and colleagues have once again shown enormous generosity in helping Bents Garden & Home raise an incredible amount for its 2017 Charity of the Year. A total of £22,100 has been presented to Alzheimer’s Society, who will use the donation to help people living in the Warrington and surrounding areas. Read more

Green light for GoLandscape as official launch kick-starts nationwide initiative

On Monday 19 March 2018, BALI’s GoLandscape initiative officially launched within the magnificent grounds of RHS Garden Wisley in front of over 75 BALI members, guests and VIP’s from across the industry. Read more

GoLandscape Garden Tour

Squire’s Staff Donate Easter Eggs to Eagle Radio Appeal

After hearing how short of Easter eggs Eagle Radio were on their Easter Egg Appeal, all staff at the newly opened Squire’s Garden Centre in Woking have donated their Lindt egg that that they were given by the company. Read more

Staff at Squire’s in Woking with their donations to Eagle Radio’s Easter Egg Appeal.

Wyevale Nurseries has the highest sales week in history

Members of staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries are celebrating this week after announcing its highest sales week (March 12 until 18, 2018) in the company’s history. Read more

Adam Dunnett Sales Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries

Popular garden centre raises more than £4,500 for Dorset Mind

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has raised £4,548.03 for its charity partner, Dorset Mind. Employees at the centre raised funds and awareness for the charity by hosting events throughout the year as well as participating in individual charitable challenges. Read more

Popular garden centre raises more than 4500 for Dorset Mind

NGS donation helps Perennial support more people in need

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) has made a donation of £130,000 to Perennial, which will allow the charity to reach even more horticulturists in need this year. As Perennial’s largest single donor, the NGS and its annual contribution make a huge difference in extending the reach of Perennial’s services. Read more

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