Gilbert Evans has completed negotiations with Trespass

On behalf of owner Edward Tarbatt, Gilbert Evans has completed negotiations with Trespass for a 4,500 sq ft unit on a 10-year lease on the former Bridgford Garden Centre site, Nottingham. Read more

Plastic bags turn into cash for charity

Squire’s Garden Centres has donated £3,929 to Greenfingers. £3,347 was raised from the proceeds of the government 5p carrier bag tax, and £582 from Squire’s “Create & Grow” planting event for children over the Mothers Day weekend. Read more

Linda Petrons (Greenfingers) and Sarah Squire (Squire’s Garden Centres)

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

Bumblebees benefit from Johnsons Seeds donation

This season, Johnsons Seeds have pledged more than £2,900 to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT), from sales of its Mixed Bumblebee Friendly Flower seeds. Read more

Tessa Brooks, Fundraising Officer at the Trust received a cheque from Johnsons' Helen Clayton.

National Garden Gift Vouchers greens up the workplace with a gardening competition

The National Garden Gift Voucher (NGGV) scheme has launched a workplace gardening competition in a bid to green up the office and boost workers’ health and well-being. Read more

Chilli-off

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill raises more than £2,700 for Alzheimer's Society

The team at Haskins in Snowhill presented Alzheimer’s Society with a cheque for £2,715.33 this week. All money raised from events held at the Snowhill centre throughout 2018 and collected from Haskins’ ‘Wishing Well’ was donated to the charity. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill raises more than £2,700 for Alzheimer's Society

Garden Day launches on Sunday 12th May

Sunday 12th May marks the launch of Garden Day, a nationwide community benefit project created by the Candide gardening app. The movement encourages everyone to down tools for the day, pop on a flower crown and celebrate their gardens with their neighbours, family and friends. Read more

Bents donates over £26k to St Rocco’s Hospice

As Bents Garden & Home welcomes Once Upon a Smile as its new charity of the year, it can also announce a fantastic amount raised during 2018 and has presented St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington with a cheque for £26,204. Read more

Bents Garden & Home has presented St Rocco’s Hospice in Warrington with a cheque for £26,204.

Warm weather boost for garden centre sales in February

The March 2019 issue of HTA Market Update, published this week, reports that nationally, garden centre sales recovered well this year from last February. Read more

GIMA Charity Day celebrates its 10th anniversary with the chance to win a car!

As the GIMA Charity Day celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2019, it has been confirmed that the annual event will offer even more excitement for participants thanks to a host of new team building and networking opportunities – plus the chance to win a brand-new car! Read more

Bord na Móna launches first fleet of branded lorries in the UK

Bord na Móna has welcomed a new fleet of 15 branded lorries to the UK, in a bid to boost brand awareness as it embarks on its most promising season in the UK market to date. Read more

Bord na Mona launches fleet of branded lorries in the UK

Team Klondyke to take on the 3 Peaks Challenge

Team Klondyke, a group of intrepid Garden Centre managers and Head Office staff will put on their boots and take on the challenge of climbing the three tallest peaks in the UK to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, the Greenfingers Charity and the Multiple System Atrophy Trust. Read more

Team Klondyke - Snowdon Challengers

Haskins raises more than £3,500 for Wadars Animal Rescue

The team at Haskins in Roundstone presented Wadars Animal Rescue with a cheque for £3,509 this week. All money raised from events held at the Roundstone centre throughout 2018. Read more

Nick Joad (Centre Manager at Haskins) & Tracy Cadman (Operations Manager at Wadars Animal Rescue).

Massive fire at Birmingham garden furniture warehouse

A large fire has destroyed a warehouse at Tyseley in the West Midlands belonging to an importer of rattan garden furniture. Read more

Photo: British Transport Police

Garden Re-Leaf Day – where does the money go?

The garden industry’s answer to Comic Relief and Sports Relief, the aim of Garden Re-Leaf Day celebrates the start of the garden year with fundraising events to raise money for Greenfingers, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children in hospices. Read more

Robin House

Smart Garden Products was a double winner at the DIY Week Awards

On Friday 10th May Smart Garden Products was a double winner at the DIY Week Awards. The Smart Bluetooth Solar Lighting range scooped both Garden Leisure Product of the Year as well as Lighting and Electrical Product of the Year. Read more

Jonathan Stobart, Paul Knott & James Parr

Morrisons seeks permission for garden centre in Devon

Morrisons has requested permission to erect a garden centre at its store in Bideford, Devon. Read more

Photo: Google

Garden Day launches on Sunday 12th May

Garden Day launches nationwide on Sunday 12th May. It is a community benefit project which encourages gardeners to down tools, pop on a flower crown and celebrate their gardens with neighbours, family and friends. Read more

Nursery raises money for cancer charities

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company donates plants to St Richards Hospice for them to sell on behalf of the charity. Read more

Karen, Propagation Supervisor

Planning success for Norton Garden Centre

Norton Garden Centre on the A38 between Gloucester and Tewkesbury has been granted consent for a restaurant and plant area canopy. Read more

Join the Glee to Monte-Carlo Banger Rally

If you have a team of willing participants and a weekend spare, then the inaugural Greenfingers Glee to Monte-Carlo Banger Rally could be just what you are looking for. Read more

Glee 2018

Damers Eco Crew presents Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Business Champion Plaque to The Engine Room Restaurant

The Engine Room Restaurant at Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester has received a Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) Business Champion Plaque from Damers First School’s Eco Crew for its commitment to reducing single use plastic and replacing it with sustainable alternatives. Read more

RHS Greening Grey Britain Campaign expanded

The RHS is expanding its Greening Grey Britain campaign to Greening Great Britain to promote that growing more plants in any setting is vital for the environment and our health and wellbeing. Read more

Celebrating another thriving event: the garden industry digs deep for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2019

Garden Re-Leaf Day was once again a success. Whilst the final total is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that over £50k has already been pledged. Read more

John Little & Steve Burden

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown announces new partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Haskins in Ferndown has teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust to help protect Dorset’s precious wildlife. As a new supporter of the charity, Haskins will help promote a sustainable future for Dorset’s wildlife and people. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown announces new partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Katie Blake Outdoor Furniture announce additions to their fleet of trucks

To keep up with demand Katie Blake have added extra 30ft trucks to their fleet of lorries. Travelling the entire country from Scotland down to Cornwall. Read more

New Katie Blake trucks

Developer submits planning application on Burcott Garden Centre

It’s business as usual for Burcott Garden Centre despite a residential planning application being submitted by a developer. Read more

A thank you to the 2019 Garden Re-Leaf Day sponsors

As the garden retail industry makes final preparations for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day (Friday 22nd March), the event organisers – the Greenfingers Charity – would like to take a moment to thank this year’s amazingly generous sponsors. Read more

Walkers are all smiles as they complete the Garden Re-Leaf Walk

Do you know a Gardening Hero?

National Garden Gift Vouchers has launched a new Gardening Hero scheme to recognise supporters of community gardening within the industry. Read more

Food at Webbs Nominated for National Award

The Food Hall at multi award-winning garden centre Webbs, Wychbold in Worcestershire has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2019. Read more

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