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

Zest 4 Leisure sets design challenge for Cardiff Metropolitan University Students

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, held a two-day product design event at Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) as part of its SMART Partnership. Read more

Bransford Webbs – environmental credentials

The current climate of environmental responsibility and sustainability has made many consumers more aware of how the products they buy are produced. Read more

Plant Show success for Klondyke

With a hall brimming with quality plants and awash with colour, the Klondyke Group's annual Plant Show took place on 22rd February 2018.  Read more

Klondyke’s Chief Executive David Yardley and Adam of Wyevale Nurseries.

Zest 4 Leisure announces 2018 charity partner

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, has announced Action for Children as its charity partner for 2018. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure Action for Children

Former horticulture student returns to lend his expertise to College Gardening Centre

A successful horticulturalist from the North East has returned to where it all began as he joins East Durham College’s Houghall Campus Plant Centre as its newest member of staff. Read more

Ross Weightman

Wildlife World celebrates 20 years in business

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Wildlife World. Founder and MD of Wildlife World, Norman Sellers has seen the company grow into one of Europe’s leading designers and manufacturers of wildlife feeders, habitats and other educational products. Read more

Norman Sellers

Klondyke Group outdoor living showcase

Forget crowded summer getaways. Turn your garden into the perfect family retreat with beautiful outdoor furniture, amazing BBQ’s and garden lighting no matter your style or budget. Read more

National Nest Box Week 2018

Valentine’s Day 2018 will see the start of the 21st annual National Nest Box Week (NNBW), in which people across Britain are encouraged to put up a nest box and provide a family home for our birds.  Read more

Party for Perennial kick-starts HortAid 2018 with over £10,000 raised on the night

The Party for Perennial, which took place on Thursday 18 January at O’Neills in Central London, raised £10,000 on the night and ensured the charity’s annual fundraising campaign, HortAid, is off to a flying start. Read more

Call to the industry - Garden Re-Leaf Needs You!

With Garden Re-Leaf Day taking place across the country on Friday March 16th, Greenfingers is offering exciting sponsorship opportunities to businesses within the garden industry. Read more

Bob Hewitt - Garden Re-Leaf

Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities

The fantastic Christmas grottos at Squire’s Garden Centres have helped raise £21,380.30 for numerous local charities. Squire’s customers donated this huge sum of money while visiting Santa in his grotto over the Christmas period. Read more

Holding the cheque are Andrew Jones, Laura Tough and Mark Morley from Squire’s

Perrywood presents cheques for over £14,000 to centre’s chosen charities

On Monday 15 January, Tiptree based Perrywood presented cheques totalling a value of over £14,000 to its chosen charities at the garden centre: Mid and North Essex Mind, Marie Curie and Greenfingers. Read more

Christmas trading patterns have changed

Christmas buying is getting earlier and overall sales have dropped in many centres, not helped by snow on the peak live tree weekend, closing some centres. Despite this, overall garden centre sales are up for 2017. Read more

Snow affected Christmas Tree sales

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

Porters ‘Grow Green for 2018’

In recent months, there has been significant media interest regarding our society’s excessive consumption of plastics; in particular, non-recyclables. Read more

Porters Grow Green

Record-breaking fundraising for Thrive at Europlants

Hertfordshire-based trade nursery Europlants once again made Thrive its chosen charity to support at its annual spring open days and this was a record-breaking year of fundraising! Read more

Haskins Garden Centre visits residents at Great Oaks care home to donate houseplants

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has partnered with Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth to donate houseplants for the residents. Read more

IPPS European Region offer sponsored places for horticulturists at 2018 Conference ‘Built To Adapt, In Breda, Netherlands

The IPPS 6-Packer award, gives six ‘new to the industry’ horticulturalists the chance to attend the IPPS European Region Annual Conference free of charge.  Read more

10,000 plants giveaway to schools and communities

During April over 10,000 plants will be given away free of charge to school gardens and community gardening projects across the UK through the national community and school garden campaign Cultivation Street. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre donates bird boxes to Angmering School for National Nest Box Week

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has partnered with Angmering School to promote awareness of National Nest Box Week. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre, Roundstone donates bird boxes to Angmering School for National Nest Box Week.

TV gardener David Domoney to partner with Everest again in 2018

Everest Home Improvements will again be teaming up with celebrity gardener David Domoney this year for a series of events and activities, including the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Read more

Rebus and I are walking 20 miles on Friday 16th March in aid of Greenfingers and we need your support!

Rebus loves nothing better than a long walk and the 20 miles we managed in aid of Greenfingers at last year's Garden Re-leaf Day sponsored walk didn't phase him at all! For me on the other hand, it was a bit of a challenge. Read more

Wyevale Garden Centres celebrates £1.7m fundraising success for Marie Curie

Wyevale Garden Centres is celebrating reaching a phenomenal £1.7 million in fundraising for Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with terminal illness and their families. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure celebrates fundraising success

Employees of Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products, are celebrating after raising over £21,000 for Cancer Research UK. Read more

Blue Diamond Redfield’s Home and Garden Centre raised £12,756 for charity

Rachel and Paula were able to hand a cheque for £12,756 to Vanessa Beech from the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. Read more

Rachel & Paula and the team at Redfield’s, handing a cheque for £12,756 to Vanessa Beech, Phyllis

Bents and Cowells take the top GCA plant awards

Bents and Cowells top the first day’s awards at the 2018 GCA conference. Also prominent were Fairways of Ashbourne, Stratford and Barton Grange Garden Centres. Read more

Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Bents Garden & Home

Sign up for game of ‘fockey’ for Greenfingers Challenge Cup

Garden centre and horticultural industry staff are this month (January, 2018) being asked to sign up for a fundraising event being held at the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference. Read more

L-R)  Ian Flounders, Julian Winfield and Bob Hewitt present a cheque to John Ashley.

Volunteering in nature is good for your health!

Volunteering outdoors in the garden could boost your mental health and keep you fit and healthy, and the good news is that garden therapy charity Thrive is looking for more people to come and help at all three of its regional centres in Reading, London and Birmingham. Read more

Tina with Anthony

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