Work starts on Laylocks garden centre

Work has commenced at Laylocks Garden Centre near Worcester, where a 470m² extension is under construction.

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Greenfingers ‘Nest & Rest’ garden opens at Grace House, Sunderland

A new Greenfingers Charity therapeutic garden at Grace House, Sunderland was officially opened by the Mayor of Sunderland on Monday (21st October). This inspiring new garden will provide a peaceful place for relaxation and enjoyment for the seriously ill children and their families that call Grace House ‘home’ Read more

Grace House officially opens Greenfingers garden

Sara to sleep out in aid of homeless charity

A Despatch and Stock Controller at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford will take part in a sleep out next month to help raise money for a homeless charity. Read more

Sara Bowie, Wyevale Nurseries

Squire’s announce winners of ‘I Love Gardening’ competition

Each of Squire’s sixteen garden centres across the South East has been engaged in friendly competition designing a garden that showcases why they love gardening. Read more

The winning garden at Squire’s in Stanmore. L-R: Tina Dyer, Nathan Syrett & Christine Foley.

Money can't buy experiences to bid for in Perennial's Festival Dinner auction

Don’t worry if you can’t join Perennial for their 180th Anniversary Festival Dinner on 11 October, you can join the fun and help raise funds for people in horticulture by placing a bid in the online auction Read more

Family run Perrywood Garden Centre celebrates first birthday in Sudbury

Perrywood Sudbury was bought from Wyevale by the directors of Essex-based Perrywood Garden Centre, and had its first day of trading on 25 September 2018. Read more

Directors and team

Opening nights announced for award-winning Christmas displays

The Gardens Group has announced open evening dates for the award-winning Christmas displays at all three of its garden centres, with top secret themes now taking shape. Read more

Garden Re-Leaf 2020 officially launched at Glee

The 2020 Garden Re-Leaf Day event was officially launched at Glee today with Greenfingers Charity calling on all sectors of the garden industry and others to get involved in this exciting and pivotal part of the garden retail calendar. Read more

Pots of gold for Pennells customers!

Pennells Garden Centre have successfully saved over 135,000 plastic pots from being burnt for fuel with their ambitious campaign during August of paying customers 5p credit for each pot returned. This meant customers got £6,825’s worth of plants for free during August! Read more

Haskins provides 600 reusable water bottles to staff to reduce its environmental footprint

Leading garden centre group, Haskins Garden Centres, has allocated all 600 team members with a reusable water bottle to help reduce single-use plastic in the overall business. Read more

VegTrug move to new premises

VegTrug are excited to announce the recent acquisition of an additional 26,000 square feet warehouse and offices, visited by local MP Will Quince on Friday 9th August.  Read more

 VegTrug Team

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown marks 25 years since opening

The Ferndown senior management team joined Warren and his son, Jamie Haskins, Jamie’s wife and two daughters, to mark the occasion. 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

GCA reveals its ‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ winners

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) revealed the winners of its most prestigious awards at its annual conference including its 10 Garden Centres of Excellence and the Garden Centres of the Year. Read more

Destination Garden Centre of the Year - Bents Garden and Home

Perth wins RHS Britain in Bloom 2019

The Scottish city of Perth has been awarded top prize and crowned ‘Champion of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) 55th annual Britain in Bloom community gardening competition. Read more

Beautiful Perth volunteers and the heather collection (credit: RHS / Julie Howden)

Zest 4 Leisure smashes charity fundraising target!

Zest 4 Leisure is proud to announce that its employees have raised over £15,000 for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith, the company’s chosen charity for 2019. Read more

First look at progress made so far at Haskins Garden Centre Snowhill’s redevelopment

Ealier this year, the popular Haskins Garden Centre based in Crawley opened the doors to its temporary building at the Snowhill site. Read more

Mr Fothergill’s announces prize winning sunflower head - measuring as big as a steering wheel…

Over the summer, Mr Fothergill’s ran a competition to grow the largest sunflower head. The competition was open to anyone and any type of sunflower could be grown. Read more

Dean’s 1st place sunflower (15½ inches)

Young gardeners to serve up 60,000 litres of soup for the RHS Big Soup Share

An estimated 60,000 litres of soup will be served up by schools, youth and community groups taking part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Big Soup Share this week (7th – 13th October). Read more

Charlton Manor Primary pupil with harvested leeks

Topping out ceremony held for National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Osborne held a topping out ceremony this week (Tuesday 24 September) to mark the completion of the steel structure for the new National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning at RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey. Read more

New National Centre under construction

Customers and Suppliers join Green-tech at their open day to celebrate their 25th anniversary

Green-tech invited its customers and suppliers to help celebrate its 25th anniversary at a VIP open day last week. Read more

Jardinopia’s fabulous year of helping Greenfingers Charity

Jardinopia has been busy during this last year raising funds for the Greenfingers Charity through the sales of its gorgeous Daisy Potty Feet. To celebrate this, Jardinopia will be presenting Greenfingers’ Director of Fundraising & Communications, Linda Petrons, with a cheque for £1,017.53 at Glee 2019. Read more

Natural Grower scoops the 2019 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund 2019

Now in its fifth year, the GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund has helped to bring to market a series of brands, many of which are considered key players helping to drive growth and diversification of the garden retail sector. This year the winner is Natural Grower. Read more

GCA reveals Scotland and N. Ireland winners

Garden Centre Association (GCA) members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening yesterday (Thursday, August 29) at Klondyke Mortonhall Garden Centre. Read more

Simpsons Garden Centre

Welsh prison wins RHS gardening award

HMP & YOI Parc in Bridgend, Wales has been named the best kept prison garden in England and Wales by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and awarded the Windlesham Trophy for its efforts. Read more

HMP YOI Parc bug hotel (Credit Sioned Birchall)

GCA members encouraged to do their bit to reduce plastic waste

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is encouraging its members to do what they can to help reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill. Read more

Will Blake, Director at St Peter’s Garden Centre

GIMA raises £20k for Greenfingers during its 20th anniversary year

As GIMA’s chosen charity for 2019, Greenfingers has been the beneficiary of the many fundraising activities that the trade association has undertaken throughout the year raising in excess of £20,000 for the charity. 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

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

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