Frank P Matthews install 2,500 sqm Keder tunnel

As part of ongoing expansion, Frank P Matthews have added more covered area to their container tree unit capable of holding over 8000 trees. The new tunnel, supplied and built by Keder Greenhouse, will be used as an additional growing area during the summer months and also for an extra dispatch area through the winter. Read more

Fire and theft disrupt Garden Centres' Xmas trading

Webbs was ramraided, Father Christmas had to flee a blazing grotto at Notcutts and thieves have been active as garden centres get busy for Christmas. Read more

Frank P Matthews donates trees to college for National Tree Week

To celebrate National Tree Week, Derwen College in Shropshire is planting a tree every day next week in grounds of the college campus. Read more

Garden News from Greenfingers Charity

Greenfingers Charity marches on strongly thanks to amazing support from Garden Media Guild members, trade manufacturers, Garden Centre retailers and other gardening supporters such as GCA, GIMA, HTA and LOFA. Read more

Launch of the Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2018

The competition rewards the creativity and achievements of schools' gardening achievements and is open to schools all over the UK with students aged between six and eleven. Read more

Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2017 winners

Vitax announces groundbreaking charity partnership

Vitax Limited, which is based in Coalville, Leicestershire; will be working with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to raise funds over the next 13 months through the sale of promotional packs of Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser. Read more

(L-r) Colin Wetherley-Mein, Charlie Strawa, Lt Col Stuart Wiles and Paul Gooding.

Holly and Mistletoe Auctions return to Burford Garden Store for the festive season

A historic Christmas tradition is returning to Burford House Garden Store as they welcome back the UK’s largest and most popular Holly and Mistletoe Auctions for the third year. Read more

Holly and Mistletoe Auction - Burford House

Haskins Garden Centre in Southampton celebrates its biggest Christmas ever

Haskins has launched its largest Christmas department to date in its West End centre, Southampton. The popular garden centre group anticipates welcoming 1 million visitors to its four centres across a three month lead up to Christmas. Read more

West End Xmas Crew

Squire’s given ‘Best Garden Centre’ accolade by The Express

Squire’s Garden Centres are celebrating after being awarded the title of ‘Best Garden Centre’ at the Express Home and Living Awards 2017. Read more

Andy Bunt (L) & Karen Smith (R) from Squire’s pick up the award from Mark Dolan

Pumpkins at Kentford Trial Grounds

With the arrival of Autumn on the Mr Fothergill’s trials ground closing down and clearing away starts in earnest but for some vegetables now is their time to shine. Cucurbits or pumpkins, squashes and gourds are perhaps best associated with Autumn harvests. Martina has gathered in the result of the summer’s growing to create an amazing display. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone supports sensory room project at St. Andrew's High School

Staff working at Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone are supporting a local project to build a sensory room at St Andrew's High School C.E. for boys. Read more

University of Chichester students with Nick Joad, centre manager at Haskins GC in Roundstone.

Green-tech smash charity target for children’s charity Physcap

Green-tech is delighted to announce that they have smashed their target to raise £1000 for chosen recipient Physcap, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from severe physical and mental disabilities. Read more

Stylish new Café Bar opens at Squire’s in Shepperton

Squire’s Garden Centre in Shepperton has opened a stunning new Café Bar. It has stylish new decor and there are now distinct seating areas to choose from, including the main Café Bar, a sophisticated afternoon tea area with piano and... Read more

Own a piece of Chelsea Flower Show history

A charity online auction is giving 13 lucky people the chance to own a piece of Chelsea Flower Show history, at the same time as raising valuable funds for Wessex Cancer Trust. Read more

Sale of Selby Garden Centre

Alexander Mackie Associates Ltd. are delighted to announce the private and confidential sale of Selby Garden Centre located at Hull Road, Osgodby, Selby, North Yorkshire on behalf of their clients Mr. & Mrs. Ward to Mr. Noble of Victoria Farm Garden Centre & Café located at Guisborough Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire. Read more

Selby Garden Centre

Tree-mendous effort by local schools

Squire’s Garden Centres has announced that Long Ditton St Mary’s Junior School has won first prize in their “Decorate A Christmas Tree” competition. Read more

Children from Long Ditton St Mary’s School next to their winning tree at Squire’s

Garden Re-Leaf 2018 registration now open!

Following a truly fantastic Garden Re-Leaf Day this year, Greenfingers Charity is delighted to announce 2018’s event will take place on Friday 16th March and with some new exciting events planned for next year promises to be even bigger than this year. Read more

Get your tickets for the Party for Perennial

The annual Party for Perennial, which will take place on Thursday 18 January 2018, is a popular fixture in the New Year calendar for the horticulture trade and an event not to be missed. This time it will have a more informal feel, with tickets costing just £25, but still promises plenty of fun and chance for networking.  Read more

Klondyke's garden centres of the Year

Klondyke Group’s National Managers Conference concluded with the presentation of the Groups’ annual awards for Garden Centre of the Year with Houghton Hall, Wilmslow and Livingston winners of their respective categories. Read more

Free Christmas tree collection service created to help future gardening projects

The Gardens Group is offering customers who buy their Christmas trees from Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil, Castle Gardens in Sherborne and Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester a free Christmas tree collection service throughout January. Read more

Haskins Garden Centres announces competition to celebrate National Tree Week

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of National Tree Week with a new competition to win a tree for the garden, school or local community. Read more

Naked gardeners bare all in Perennial 2018 calendar

A group of gardeners have stripped off to star in a naked calendar to raise money for Perennial, the charity helping those in horticulture. The Perennial Naked Gardeners Calendar 2018 makes a great Christmas gift and all proceeds will go towards helping those working in horticulture and their families during times of crisis. Read more

Wanted un-loved bras!

October is pronounced the official month for cancer awareness. Last year we partnered with ‘Against Breast Cancer’, raising £400 from adverts in two national publications. This year the pressure was on to raise further funds with more advertising, social media presence and office antics. Read more

Decco raises money for Greenfingers

Leading home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco has raised over £5,000 for the Greenfingers Charity at its Newton Abbot trade show dinner.  Read more

Charlie Lacey is pictured presenting a cheque for £5,175 to Boyd Douglas Davies.

Council’s new nursery kick-started by North Yorkshire business

Johnsons of Whixley’s Garden Centre Sales division has supplied approximately 64 trolleys worth of stock to The Arium in Leeds, a new City Council led initiative to provide horticultural support to all areas of Leeds. Read more

The Arium

Thrive gardeners visit Notcutts Oxford and create a haven for wildlife

A group of our client gardeners from Thrive in Berkshire had a brilliant time at Notcutts Garden Centre near Oxford recently. Read more

Grange sponsors future football stars

Grange Fencing has been doing its bit to support the football stars of the future with its latest sponsorship initiative. To give something back to the company’s local community, Grange has selected three youth football teams from in and around Telford to provide with much needed sponsorship. Read more

Perrywood Garden Centre is on a mission to bring houseplants to classrooms in Essex

From Peace Lilies to Succulents and everything in between, it’s well known that houseplants can be hugely beneficial to our health. As part of its Green Up Your Home campaign, award winning Perrywood Garden Centre is hoping to boost concentration, improve air quality and reduce stress levels by visiting local schools in the area and providing them with free houseplants. Read more

St Lukes School

Home Garden Breeders, Distributors and Suppliers meet in Paris

Urban gardening was the theme of Fleuroselect’s 8th Home Garden Conference that took place on 21-22nd September in Paris. Approx. 75 seed breeders and distributors for the home gardening market from 10 different countries attended. Read more

23 Zest 4 Leisure employees to take on marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK

Employees from Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products, will take on the Chester Marathon in aid of a cancer charity. Read more

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