Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill nominates Alzheimer’s Society as its Charity of the Year

The team at Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has announced it will be focusing its fundraising efforts towards supporting Alzheimer’s Society for another year. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill nominates Alzheimer's Society as its Charity of the Year

New look website and resources National Children’s Gardening Week 2018

To celebrate the fourth year of National Children’s Gardening week and it’s ‘adoption’ by the HTA, a new look website for National Children’s Gardening Week has been unveiled, along with a suite of free resources for the garden industry to get behind the initiative. Read more

Green light for GoLandscape as official launch kick-starts nationwide initiative

On Monday 19 March 2018, BALI’s GoLandscape initiative officially launched within the magnificent grounds of RHS Garden Wisley in front of over 75 BALI members, guests and VIP’s from across the industry. Read more

GoLandscape Garden Tour

Squire’s Staff Donate Easter Eggs to Eagle Radio Appeal

After hearing how short of Easter eggs Eagle Radio were on their Easter Egg Appeal, all staff at the newly opened Squire’s Garden Centre in Woking have donated their Lindt egg that that they were given by the company. Read more

Staff at Squire’s in Woking with their donations to Eagle Radio’s Easter Egg Appeal.

Wyevale Nurseries has the highest sales week in history

Members of staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries are celebrating this week after announcing its highest sales week (March 12 until 18, 2018) in the company’s history. Read more

Adam Dunnett Sales Marketing Director at Wyevale Nurseries

Popular garden centre raises more than £4,500 for Dorset Mind

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has raised £4,548.03 for its charity partner, Dorset Mind. Employees at the centre raised funds and awareness for the charity by hosting events throughout the year as well as participating in individual charitable challenges. Read more

Popular garden centre raises more than 4500 for Dorset Mind

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Garden centres making the headlines around the country

Garden centres have made headlines in their areas for reasons as different as a fire, planning permission for housing, giving a facelift to a hospital garden and pleading not guilty to breaching planning laws.  Read more

Fire at Solent Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries to open in Covent Garden

Petersham Nurseries is to bring its passion for organic gardening, culinary excellence, ethical and sustainable sourcing to the heart of London in a new Floral Court luxury retail and residential development. Read more

Petersham Nurseries Courtyard

Volmary running for Life

The team at Volmary are well known locally for their charitable endeavours. In recent years they have contributed to local good causes such as the Wisbech Rose Fair, Parson Drove Pre-school and Wisbech in bloom to mention a few. Read more

Bents donates over £22k to Alzheimer’s Society

Customers and colleagues have once again shown enormous generosity in helping Bents Garden & Home raise an incredible amount for its 2017 Charity of the Year. A total of £22,100 has been presented to Alzheimer’s Society, who will use the donation to help people living in the Warrington and surrounding areas. Read more

Renewable energy by-product set to enrich gardens across Dorset and Somerset

The Gardens Group has teamed up with the Duchy of Cornwall and a local renewable energy producer to market a new 100% peat-free and plant-based soil enricher, through its garden centres. Read more

Local school announced winner of the Growing Communities Healthy Packed Lunch Plot competition

All primary and special schools in Essex were invited to take part in the competition which encouraged pupils to get creative in the garden and healthy in the kitchen. Read more

Growing Communities - RW Notley Green with teacher

Darlac announces sponsorship of Rose Society Awards

Darlac, the cutting tools experts, are delighted to announce sponsorship of awards in the Star Classes of the recently formed Rose Society UK. Read more

Green fingered gardeners at Squire’s

Squire’s Garden Centres took part in a 12-hour “Plantathon” on Friday 16th March to raise money for Greenfingers, a charity who create magical gardens for children in hospices to enjoy. Read more

Martin Breddy, Colin Squire, Sarah Squire and Ed Ridgeon (Squire’s)

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

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

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

A round-up of 2017, a year dominated by Brexit and Xylella

2017 started with a flourish but lost momentum and settled to be an OK year. Suppliers worried about Brexit, the living wage, higher costs and Wyevale. Retailers and growers worried about Xylella. Takeover activity reached new peaks among suppliers, but no major garden centres changed hands. The industry said goodbye to some old friends. Read our review – (open to non-subscribers). Read more

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

The new Bridgford Garden Centre rises from the ground

We have been sent a picture of the new Bridgford Garden Centre, near Nottingham as the steel is erected. It looks massive. Read more

Caution after a buoyant Easter

Garden centres report an excellent Easter and April with sales up 40% on last year and storm Katie. But chief executives tell us, “We must keep our feet on the ground,” and it will get tougher, with increased competition and inflation. Read more

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