Volunteers needed to support the 2020 Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge

Greenfingers, the organisers of the annual Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge, has issued a call to action to the garden retail industry, asking for volunteers to support this year’s event. Read more

Join the Garden Re-Leaf Day Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge

Teamwork makes the dream work – Join the Garden Re-Leaf Day Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge to raise vital funds for the children’s hospice garden charity. Read more

Wyevale Nurseries continues to modernise vehicle fleet

One of the UK’s leading nurseries is this month (February 2020) continuing to modernise its vehicle fleet with the purchase of another new low emissions lorry. Read more

Andy Johnson Managing Director handing over the keys to the new vehicle to lorry driver Glen Powell.

Zest 4 Leisure reveals charity of the year for 2020

Zest 4 Leisure has announced that Macmillan Cancer Support will be its chosen charity for 2020. Employees will undertake a series of fundraising initiatives throughout the year to raise much needed funds for the organisation. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure raise over £22,000 for children's hospices

Zest 4 Leisure raised over £22,000 for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith children’s hospices in 2019 with help from children competing in the Rhyl schools triathlon event. Read more

Hope House Rhyl schools cheque presentation

Garden centres receive top awards at GCA conference

Garden centre staff across the country are celebrating after receiving awards at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in Bristol yesterday (Monday, January 27, 2020). Read more

Bents Garden and Home - Barton Grange Trophy for Commercial Creativity and Innovation winners.

Final call for scholarship applications

With just one week left to apply for a horticultural scholarship, the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is urging students to take advantage of available funding. Read more

Majestic Trees nursery

As Green-tech put the BRAKE on employee driving

2019 was a very busy year for Green-tech, who attended 48 trade shows, awards ceremonies and exhibitions. The events were located all over the UK, ranging from the company’s home town of Harrogate to further afield in London, Edinburgh and Cornwall. Read more

Are you ready to go ‘Monte Carlo or Bust’ for Greenfingers?

If you have a team of willing participants and a weekend spare, then the Bust Rallies’ Monte Carlo or Bust banger rally could be the perfect adventure. What’s even better, the Greenfingers charity has been granted 10 places for this fabulous event. Read more

Monte Carlo (Monaco)

Decco owner in £46m deal with TP

Newbury Investments (UK), owner of garden trade distributor Decco, has bought Primaflow F&P from Travis Perkins for £46m. Read more

Squire’s counters loneliness with Chatter & Natter tables

Squire’s has introduced Chatter & Natter tables at each garden centre to cheer up the lonely months of January and February. Read more

Review of 2019

Here is a summary of the news stories published on Gardenforum during 2019:  Wyevale disintegration and the expansion of other groups, the environment, supplier consolidation and people in the news.  This review is open to all. Read more

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

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

Two tickets to the new Greenfingers Summer Ball up for grabs

To add an exciting sense of competition to this year’s Garden Re-Leaf, Greenfingers Charity has confirmed that there are two tickets to its glittering Charity Summer Ball up for grabs for the garden centre which raises the most over the Garden Re-Leaf weekend. Read more

Vivid Arts’ Easter Bunny to raise more funds for Greenfingers

Leading garden décor manufacturer, Vivid Arts, is pleased to confirm that its popular Gardening Rabbit figurine will be raising even more funds for Greenfingers this Easter season. Read more

LifestyleGarden® educate next generation of eco-conscious youngsters on ocean plastic waste

Leading garden furniture company, LifestyleGarden® is hoping to launch a company initiative to educate the next generation of eco-warriors about the impacts of marine plastic pollution. Read more

Green-tech Supports Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6th February

Green-tech is supporting Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6 February and encouraging as many people as possible to choose to talk about mental health. Read more

Time to talk Group

‘Orse racin’ raises £12,000 for Greenfingers

A team of Garden Centre Association (GCA) members is celebrating after being crowned the winners after an afternoon of horse racing and helping to raise £12,000 for Greenfingers (January, 2020). Read more

2020 Greenfingers Challenge Cup

Garden Centres of Excellence - winners announced at GCA conference

The winners of the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) most prestigious awards including its Garden Centres of Excellence were announced at its annual conference yesterday (Tuesday, January 28, 2020). Read more

Barton Grange Garden Centre - Destination Garden Centre of the Year

New Year cheer for local charities as Squire’s Garden Centres donate nearly £18,000

Visitors to Santa’s grotto at Squire’s Garden Centres last Christmas have helped to raise nearly £18,000 for local charities. Read more

Wayfair to headline BHETA forum

BHETA’s next retailer networking forum takes place on Wednesday, 26th February and will feature a presentation from a leading member of the Wayfair team. Read more

GCA Conference 2020 - Book now!

Our conference is attended by a majority of our garden centre members; therefore, it is the ideal opportunity to meet new and existing customers and speak to the decision makers. Read more

Squire’s employees rewarded for making a difference… and for saving Christmas!

Squire’s Garden Centres has rewarded some of their employees for making a difference to the business. Read more

Squire’s 2019 “Made A Difference” winners.

Brimsmore Gardens helps The Hub ‘green up’ for RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme

The Hub, a Yeovil-based service for vulnerable adults across Dorset and Somerset, has received high praise in the RHS’s It’s Your Neighbourhood initiative, a non-competitive scheme for community groups wanting to ‘green up’ their local area. Read more

The Hub trainees visiting the team at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil.

The Garden Re-Leaf Day Sponsored Walk & Cycle Challenge has a new home

The annual Garden Re-Leaf Day Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge have become an integral part of the Garden Re-Leaf activities, and this year the event will be finding itself a new home within the heart of the Chilterns. Read more

Over the bridge!

Zest 4 Leisure presents cheque for nearly £18,000 to two children's hospices

Zest 4 Leisure has celebrated a year of fundraising by presenting a cheque for £17,982.55 to the Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospices. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure presents cheque for nearly £18,000

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

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