Canine Partners’ puppy Bloom starts training thanks to donation from Haskins Garden Centres

The team working at Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone reached its fundraising target to pay for charity Canine Partners to train new puppy, Bloom. Read more

Canine Partners puppy Bloom thanks to donation from Haskins Garden Centres

Zest power duo take on Ironman Wales for charity

An inspirational duo from Zest 4 Leisure successfully tackled an Ironman as part of their 1,000-mile challenge in aid of a cancer charity. Read more

Fencing & Timber Buildings manager, John Vaughan

‘Lost’ daffodil bulb variety dating back to 1623 on sale at Haskins Garden Centres

An unusual double daffodil bulb is on sale at Haskins Garden Centres to coincide with the centre’s Bulb Festival. The sweet-smelling ‘Narcissus telamonius plenus Van Sion’ originally dates back to 1623 and is on sale at Haskins during its very own Bulb Festival. Read more

Mexican Day at Squire’s raises money for Princess Alice Hospice

Squires Garden Centre in Long Ditton held a Mexican Fiesta Charity Day at the end of August, which has raised £556.76 for Princess Alice Hospice. Read more

Mexican Day at Squire's Long Ditton

Boozy burner: Woodlodge supports Greenfingers charity with fire pit raffle

Woodlodge – the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots, with a reputation for excellence and expertise in design and distribution of gardenware, will raise money for Greenfingers charity at Glee 2017 by hosting a raffle in aid of this worthy cause. Read more

Wear your Wellies to Work day in aid of Thrive!

Put your best foot forward and become 'suited and welly-booted’  for gardening therapy charity Thrive as it launches its first ever major fundraising day 'Wear your Wellies to Work’. Read more

Furniture@Outdoor Living launches first outdoor kitchen display at Longacres Garden Centre, Bagshot

To coincide with the August Bank Holiday weekend, premium outdoor kitchen specialist, Furniture@Outdoor Living launched its first permanent outdoor kitchen display at Longacres Garden Centre in Bagshot, Surrey. Read more

The Furniture@Outdoor Living display includes a wood-fired oven from Valoriani and Gas BBQ from Beef

Horticultural nursery helps Maggie’s Centre garden blossom

Johnsons of Whixley Wholesale Commercial has supplied plants to a new garden, built in the grounds of Maggie’s Centre in Oldham. Read more

Staff members and visitors explore the new garden.

GCA Ruxley Rose finalists announced

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced the names of the finalist garden centres in its Ruxley Rose competition. The 20 centres all received top scores in the spring bedding and hardy nursery stock categories from the GCA's spring inspections and have now been put through for autumn judging. Read more

Aylett Nurseries Ltd

It’s all smiles as Squire’s donates plants to White Lodge Centre

Squire’s Garden Centre in Chertsey has donated over £200 worth of bedding plants, hanging baskets, herbs, seeds and compost to their charity of the year White Lodge Centre, which supports disabled people of all ages in Surrey. Read more

Claire Browne, Jane Cartwright, Kate Palmer (White Lodge) with Matt Tanner (Squire's).

New shoots for wildlife friendly gardening, as competition sees record breaking entries

On Wednesday 19 July, Dorset’s most wildlife friendly gardens were celebrated at Castle Gardens in Sherborne at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s annual Wildlife Friendly Garden Competition, which is sponsored by The Gardens Group. Read more

with Charlie, the youngest contender ever to enter

Greenfingers Charity Garden opened by TV gardener Adam Frost at Keech Hospice, Luton

Greenfingers Charity commissioned TV Gardener Adam Frost to design the new Courtyard Garden at Keech Hospice Care, Luton with the help of team members from Homebase. As an existing good friend of Greenfingers, the charity was delighted to invite Adam to perform the official opening ceremony held on Monday 17 July 2017. Read more

Ribbon cutting

Wyevale Nurseries supplies 660 trees for sacred spaces

One of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has recently (July, 2017) been chosen to supply 660 bee-friendly trees to the Trees for Sacred Spaces initiative. Read more

Andy Congera Wyevale Nurseries with a Strawberry Tree

Primary school pupils experience the joy of the garden at Wyevale Garden Centres

Pupils from three Primary Schools in Andover, Hampshire and Morpeth, Northumberland took trips to their local Wyevale Garden Centres last month in the pilot of a school’s engagement programme. Read more

Pupils from Josephine Butler Primary School with their strawberry plants at Heighley Gate Wyevale GC

A break-in, a court order and a new garden centre

Garden centre reports from around the country include a Kent break-in, a new Scottish garden centre, a threat of jail for a garden centre owner and housing on Woodcote Garden Centre. Read more

Tenterden Garden Centre

New look gift department at Bents

Cheshire based Bents Garden & Home is always looking for ways to innovate and improve and this time the Centre has focused its attention on gifts, launching a fantastic new-look department just in time for Christmas. Read more

Green-tech open day hailed a success

Green-tech opened the doors to its offices, production facilities, warehousing and distribution operation last week. More than 150 customers and suppliers attended the open day at Green-tech‘s purpose built business park in North Yorkshire. Read more

Squire’s Garden Centres announce ‘Charities of the Year’

Squire’s Garden Centres have announced their ‘Charities of the Year’ for 2017/2018. The charities include Princess Alice Hospice, Horsley & Bookham Riding for the Disabled, the 1st Fetcham Scout Group and the Aldershot & Farnborough Guide Dog Association, amongst many others. Read more

Squire’s Badshot Lea are supporting Aldershot & Farnborough Guide Dog Association

Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2017 winner announced 

Victoria Road Primary School has been announced as the winner of the Stewart Garden Schools Programme for 2017. Based in Northwich, Cheshire, Victoria Road scooped the top prize of £1,000 to spend at their local garden centre. Read more

Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2017 winners

Mexican Day at Squire’s raises money for Princess Alice Hospice

Squires Garden Centre in Long Ditton held a Mexican Fiesta Charity Day at the end of August, which has raised £556.76 for Princess Alice Hospice. Read more

Shine a light on garden design

Retailers, garden designers and landscapers are this month (September, 2017) invited to a free event at one of the UK’s leading nurseries to explore the use of lighting in outdoor spaces. Read more

Paul Willavoys of Landscapeplus

Plans for new Honiton GC look set for approval

Planning officials have recommended that plans for a new garden centre on the outskirts of Honiton are approved. Which means it could be trading by next spring. Read more

GIMA & BHETA "Meet the Buyer" with Home Hardware

We are delighted to announce that the two leading Industry Trade Associations, BHETA & GIMA, have confirmed a “Meet the Buyer” event with the UK’s largest retailer owned organisation Home Hardware South West. Read more

Investment pays off for Creative Gardens

Creative Gardens beats the GCA averages following improvement works. Overall, almost as many centres were down in July as up. Read more

Creative Gardens' house plants area

Greenfingers charity receives donation from Haskins Garden Centres

The green-fingered team at Haskins presented Greenfingers charity with a cheque to mark their most recent donation of £12,002.37. Read more

Greenfingers charity receives donation from Haskins Garden Centres.

The mighty apple 'on tour'

Britain’s largest grower of fruit and ornamental trees for garden centres, Frank P. Matthews Limited of Worcestershire, is set to take a very special collection of apples on a mini tour of the county this autumn. Read more

Durstons’ Revisit Gloucestershire’s Butterfly Garden

Students of the Gloucester shire based Butterfly Garden, were keen to show-off their work today as Durston Garden Products re-paid them a visit following a delivery of compost to the organisation earlier this year. Read more

Snowhill's Haskins Garden Centre shows its support for the Smallfield Vitamin G Community Art Garden

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has teamed up with Tandridge Trust and Burstow Parish Council to bring local Smallfield residents a community art garden. Read more

Snowhill's Haskins Garden Centre shows its support for the Smallfield Vitamin G Community Art Garden

Celebrating 40 years of Star Wars at the Skylark Maize Maze

Now in it’s 12th year, the Skylark Maize Maze is celebrating a much bigger birthday in 2017 – the 40th anniversary of Star Wars! Read more

Notcutts fund second bursary scheme at Thrive

Ten students have successfully completed their training in social and therapeutic horticulture (STH) at garden therapy charity Thrive thanks to a bursary created last year in the name of the late Charles Notcutt OBE. Read more

Lucy Burley at her Hospice garden

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