RHS Garden Bridgewater opening moves to May 2021

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces today that the opening date for RHS Garden Bridgewater has been postponed to Tuesday 11 May 2021 due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

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100 years and still growing strong: Hills Nurseries

1920 was ground-breaking in many ways. And in a small corner of Loftus between Saltburn-by-the-Sea and the North York Moors, a keen grower was taking his first steps on his journey to nurseryman by growing flowers and vegetables on his allotment and selling it to local markets. Read more

11,000 Mr Fothergill's seeds packets to help refugees in Kurdistan

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds, with support from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), has supplied over 11,000 packets of seed to Lemon Tree Trust (LTT) projects in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Read more

Spacious new restaurant opens at Notcutts in Woodbridge

A bright and spacious new restaurant has opened its doors at Notcutts Woodbridge Garden Centre after a complete refurbishment project which began last summer. Read more

Taylors Bulbs make donation to The Greenfingers Charity for “Little Daffodils”

To celebrate their Centenary during 2019, Taylors Bulbs teamed up with nearly 250 garden retailers across the UK to get children gardening through their “Little Daffodils” initiative. Read more

Little Daffodils graphic from Taylors Bulbs

New gardens and nature campaign targets better health

Reducing stress and anxiety by connecting to the therapeutic power of gardens and nature is the target of a new campaign being launched today. Read more

National Children’s Gardening Week 23 – 31 May 2020

National Children’s Gardening Week (NCGW) promotes gardening to the general public and encourages garden centres across the UK to hold events throughout the week of 23 – 31 May 2020. Read more

Garden Day is back in May 2020 - Be Part of it!

Garden Day is back on Sunday, 10th May 2020 with fresh ideas, tools and resources for garden retailers to engage with the nationwide community benefit movement. Read more

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

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

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

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

News from garden centres around the UK

News from garden centres around the UK includes a father and son locked in at Endsleigh, expansion of two charity garden centres and permission for housing on a popular garden centre. Read more

Grimsby Garden Centre to double in size

Plans submitted for two 2 massive garden centres

Plans have been submitted for an 8500 sq m. Blue Diamond garden centre on the Elveden Estate, while further plans have been submitted for the 53 acre outlet village and garden centre near Tewkesbury. Read more

Tewkesbury visuals

Vitax donates to Horticultural Therapy programme

One of the world’s leading clinical rehabilitation centres for the armed forces is set to see its Horticultural Therapy programme grow with the support of Vitax. Read more

How Primeur’s charity partnerships are making a difference

In the current climate, we are always looking for a good news story to lift our spirits and what is better than giving back to charity and community? One company that is doing just that is Primeur – the brand behind the game changing ECO Garden and Mighty Mats collections. Read more

Primeur presents Greenfingers with 4000 cheque

Garden Re-Leaf Day 2020 celebrates another superb day of FUNdraising

Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 13th March may have fallen in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, but that didn’t dampen the FUNdraising spirits of Greenfingers supporters across the country. Read more

Provender Nurseries and Hadlow College - growing together

Provender Nurseries and Hadlow College are collaborating on a new venture involving students and learning in line with the college curriculum. Students of all levels of horticulture are learning real commercial experience of growing ornamental crops for sale with Provender Nurseries.  Read more

The Garden Re-Leaf Walk – why two walkers keep coming back!

Every idea has to start somewhere and in the case of the annual Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk it started at a bar where many “great” ideas begin! Read more

Kimberley Hornby, Matthew Mein and Vicky Nuttall - the 100 milers.

The Woodworks Garden Centre Cafe wins prestigious award

The Woodworks Garden Centre Café (part of the P&A Group) has been announced as Café of the Year 2019 by the Chester and North Wales Cyclists’ Touring Club. Read more

Christmas comes early for Greenfingers thanks to Primeur’s latest fundraising donation

Yesterday at the annual Garden Press Event the team from Primeur – the brand behind the game changing ECO Garden and Might Mats collections – presented the Greenfingers team with a special fundraising cheque for a phenomenal £4,000. Read more

Primeur presents Greenfingers with 4000 cheque.

Make Garden Re-Leaf your reason to feel warm and fuzzy in 2020 as more names sign up!

With Garden Re-Leaf just days away (13th March 2020), why not grab your ‘warm and fuzzy’ by participating in the garden retail industry’s number one fundraising event?a Read more

Grace House officially opens Greenfingers garden

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

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.

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

Spate of thefts hits garden centres

Garden centres in West Yorkshire, the Midlands and Northumberland have been hit by a series of break ins, where goods are being stolen to order. Read more

Photo: Northumbria Police

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