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

Celebrating the fifth year of support from Forest Garden

Thrive is delighted that Forest Garden – the UK’s leading manufacturer of timber sheds, summerhouses, garden structures, fence panels and planters, has its renewed partnership with the charity for the fifth year running. Read more

Tony and Helen

Whixley business recognised for charitable contributions

Johnsons of Whixley has been recognised for its charitable efforts with the receipt of a Plaque of Appreciation from the Easingwold District Lions, marking more than 25 years of working with the organisation. Read more

GIMA Charity Golf & Activity Day report: a day of rain, sunshine, networking & healthy competition

Last week, suppliers and retailers from the garden retail industry came together for a day of fun, team building and networking at the GIMA Charity Golf & Activity Day, raising much needed funds for Greenfingers and St.Richard’s Hospice. Read more

Golf day winners - Grange Fencing.

Yorkshire company streamlines processes with drone technology

Johnsons of Whixley has invested more than £1,000 in drone camera technology as the company continues to drive innovation in the horticultural industry. 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

Perennial gets a boost from Scotland’s Gardens Scheme

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme made a recent donation of £37,000 to Perennial, which will allow the charity to help even more horticulturists in Scotland whose lives have reached crisis point. Read more

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

Garden centre events have just growed and growed!

Busy staff at Cardwell Garden Centre haven’t been letting the grass grow under their feet after a hectic month of organising events and activities. Read more

New pottery painting studio opens at Squire’s Garden Centre

Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea near Farnham has opened an exciting new pottery painting studio called Mambo Jambos. Children and adults of all ages can have fun and relax while painting their own unique pottery pieces in colourful and vibrant surroundings. Read more

Time is running out to apply for Management Programme

Graduates are being reminded this month (May, 2017) to apply for Wyevale Nurseries’ two-year Management Trainee Programme. Read more

: Andy Johnson, Managing Director at Wyevale Nurseries.

Ann-Marie Powell opens Greenfingers Kaleidoscope Garden in Oxford Hospice

Garden designer and Greenfingers Charity Patron, Ann-Marie Powell officially launched the new Greenfingers Kaleidoscope Garden at Helen & Douglas House in Oxford on Thursday 11th May in front of hospice staff and patients and many supporters of Greenfingers Charity. Read more

Ann-Marie Powell cutting the ribbon with Amana Beale.

Hollywood Butler serves up breakfast at Cardwell

CARDWELL Garden Centre were quick to get in on the act when Scots-born Hollywood star Gerard Butler was filming his new movie less than a mile away. Read more

Fun-loving Cardwell staff in Gerard Butler masks

Survey shows gardening is good for the mind, body & soul

A survey by Squire’s Garden Centres has found only 39% of people surveyed said that they drank water while gardening. Read more

It’s not just plants that need water in the garden - Hydrate and feel great

Yorkshire business helps bees get their buzz back

A family-run business in Yorkshire is doing its bit to help boost the UK’s bee population, by hosting colonies of bees on site at their plant nursery. Read more

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

Conna Powles did it!

Conna completed her wing walk under a beautiful blue Oxfordshire sky and raised over £6,000 for Green Fingers. Read more

Rose Festival at Lady Green Garden Centre

A celebration of one of the nation’s favourite blooms is taking place at one of the region’s most beautiful garden centres. Read more

Eden Halls Greenhouses Ltd re-names as The Juliana Group Ltd

One of the UK´s longest established greenhouse manufacturers, Eden Halls Greenhouses has been renamed as The Juliana Group Ltd, a new company which includes the Halls, Eden and Juliana greenhouse brands. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre spreads joy at Countess Mountbatten Hospice with rose and seeds donation

Staff working at Haskins Garden Centre in West End, presented Countess Mountbatten Hospice with two roses and 250 packets of ‘forget-me-not’ seeds. Read more

Representatives at Haskins Garden Centre donating roses and seeds to Countess Mountbatten Hospice.

New signs to help with invisible illnesses

Taking inspiration from a campaign started by Scottish school girl, Grace Warnock, Bents Garden & Home has introduced new toilet door signs to help people with ‘invisible illnesses’ get better access to bathroom facilities. Read more

SBM signs up to back Greenfingers

After raising £3,150 for the Great Garden Re-Leaf 20 Mile Walk, SBM Life Science has formalised its support for Greenfingers, making it the company’s Charity of the Year. Read more

L-r: Linda Petrons, John Ashley (Chairman), Darren, Lisa Barrow (SBM National Account Manager).

News from The Nostalgia Garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live

When the swinging sixties in Britain were full on, a new BBC programme was launched to great acclaim and popularity – Gardeners’ World. The rest is 50 years of amazing recorded gardening history!   Read more

Park Primary School visit Squire's in Badshot Lea

Park Primary School in Aldershot, winners of last year’s Rushmoor In Bloom competition, came to Squire’s Garden Centre in Badshot Lea to spend their well-earned prize money. They won “Best School Grounds” in 2016. Read more

What a lot of lovely veg!

Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

Everything’s coming up roses for some lucky school children across the South East who have won Squire’s Garden Centres “Draw A Rose” competition. Read more

Elodie Lightfoot (age 6) picking up her roses from Squire’s in Twickenham.

Hi-five for Thrive CEO!

Come and cheer on Thrive’s Chief Executive Kathryn Rossiter on Wednesday May 31 in Reading town centre as she finishes her mammoth sporting fundraising challenge which will have seen her swim, run and cycle across five counties to celebrate her 50th birthday and raise £5,000 for the charity! Read more

Durstons work hand-in-hand with local schools

Somerset based Durston Garden Products has a reputation for working closely with local schools in an effort to instil gardening skills in children as early as five years old and  their latest project involves working in partnership with All-Hallows Catholic Prep-School in East Cranmore. Read more

Businesses urged to get behind community farms & gardens

UK Businesses, big and small, are being urged to take action to support their local community growing groups, many of which struggle to make ends meet.  Read more

Katie Rushworth is launching the new Business Heroes campaign.

Hillview Group choose Hornby Whitefoot for PR

Hornby Whitefoot PR (HWPR) has now signed with Boyd Douglas-Davies, CEO of the Hillview Garden Centre Group, Greenfingers Trustee and founder of Garden Re-Leaf Day, to assist with publicity across all 11 of Hillview’s Garden Stores, as well as the e-commerce site Read more

Boyd Douglas Davies with Kimberley Hornby

Haskins Garden Centre supports national campaign Watch Your Back!

Haskins Garden Centre in West End has joined more 150 garden centres across the UK in support of national sun protection campaign Watch Your Back! Read more

Haskins Garden Centre Manager Nick Joad promoting Watch Your Back

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