New management team tasked to drive Gardman growth

Gardman CEO unveils his new management team to drive growth in wild bird care and gardening in an increasingly competitive market.  See more… Read more

Tesco’s plans for Gloucester site story ‘premature’

A story in the local press about Tesco’s redevelopment of its store at St Oswald’s Retail Park in Gloucester are premature according to a Tesco’s spokesperson. See more…. Read more

Garden Centres making the news

Upset staff due to potential job losses at Huntingdon, housing on a Romsey garden centre and miracles at a Hassocks garden centre are among the talking points in regional newspapers this week. See more... Read more

Moseley leaves as TGCG reshapes G&L

John Moseley leaves Garden & Leisure as TGCG talks to garden centre and head office employees about their future. See more... Read more

The truth behind the Van Hage rumours

The facts that sparked rumours about Van Hage’s Great Amwell garden centre can be revealed. Far from closing there are plans to add a Waitrose store and redevelop the site. See more… Read more

Fears of job losses as TGCG reviews staffing at G&L

TGCG is to review the staffing and management structure at Garden & Leisure.  Also, having restructured senior and regional management in the main group, it is appraising garden centre managers. Read more

Thumbs up for Waitrose/Notcutts plans at Bagshot

After long negotiations, planners have recommended approval for plans that will pair a rebuilt garden centre at Notcutts Bagshot with a new Waitrose store.  Read more

GIMA urges members to stand firm against Home Retail

Home Retail Group, owner of Homebase and Argos, is the latest national retailer to try and muscle additional rebates from suppliers. GIMA advises its members to stand firm. Read more

Boningale Ltd acquires Worfield Gardens

Boningale Ltd, one of the UK’s largest nurseries and environmental horticultural specialists, is further expanding operations after acquiring fellow Shropshire nursery Worfield Gardens. Read more

Matt Mott, Boningale Ltd.s Managing Director (centre) with team members from Worfield Gardens

Cowells and Bents take top GCA awards

GCA names the country's ten best Garden Centres of Excellence and Taylors Bulbs was voted supplier of the year at last night's GCA conference. Read more

Hillview Garden Centres acquire The Garden Store

Hillview Garden Centres have announced agreement to buy The Garden Store which trades from six sites. See more… Read more

Tenax UK changes name to Treadstone Products

Following a management buy-out last February, Tenax UK has changed its name to Treadstone Products. The company retains its existing brands and is working to repatriate more manufacturing to the UK. See more... Read more

Further links between Notcutts and Waitrose

Waitrose continues its quest to build stores next to garden centres, submitting plans for a store at a third Notcutts garden centre, this time near Nottingham. See more... Read more

Marshalls points to better times for landscapers

Marshalls says sales of landscaping products have increased by 9% over the last 6 months and order books for domestic landscapers have stretched to 11 weeks. See more… Read more

Forest Garden buys M&M Timber - UPDATED

It has just been announced that Forest Garden Group acquired the business of M&M Timber on December 23rd. See more... Read more

Scotts set to buy Solus

It has become clear that the new relationship planned for Scotts and Solus will be a full acquisition of the UK wholesaler by the American owned manufacturer. See more… Read more

Garsons Farm call in Compass’ Instore to run Titchfield restaurant UPDATED

Garsons Farm have awarded a five-year contract worth £2.4m to Instore to run the Terrace Restaurant at their Titchfield, Hants, garden centre. See more … Read more

Scotts and Solus in negotiations to join forces

Solus Garden and Leisure Ltd and The Scotts Company (UK) Ltd have today revealed that they are working on a plan that would bring the two businesses together in the UK. See more… Read more

Cherry Lane buys garden centre in Lowestoft

QD Stores, the value retailer, has acquired a garden centre in Lowestoft, which will become the 10th store for Cherry Lane Garden Centres. See more... Read more

Supermarkets blamed by two loss making garden centres

Two garden centres, one in Barrow, the other near Stafford are blaming supermarkets for poor sales. The second is closing, the first has an insurance policy if conditions don’t improve. See more... Read more

Barclays backs Bents with £8m loan

Barclays has provided an £8m loan to fund a two-storey extension as part of Matthew Bent’s plan to create a major Garden and Home retail destination at Bents. See more… Read more

Fears of job losses as TGCG reviews staffing at G&L

TGCG is to review the staffing and management structure at Garden & Leisure. Also, having restructured senior and regional management in the main group, it is appraising garden centre managers. See more... Read more

Thumbs up for Waitrose/Notcutts plans at Bagshot

After long negotiations, planners have recommended approval for plans that will pair a rebuilt garden centre at Notcutts Bagshot with a new Waitrose store. See more… Read more

GIMA urges members to stand firm against Home Retail

Home Retail Group, owner of Homebase and Argos, is the latest national retailer to try and muscle additional rebates from suppliers. GIMA advises its members to stand firm. See more… Read more

Boningale Ltd acquires Worfield Gardens

Boningale Ltd, one of the UK’s largest nurseries and environmental horticultural specialists, is further expanding operations after acquiring fellow Shropshire nursery Worfield Gardens. See more... Read more

Cowells and Barton Grange take top GCA awards

GCA names the country's ten best Garden Centres of Excellence and Taylors Bulbs was voted supplier of the year at last night's GCA conference. See more... Read more

Deco-Pak takes on the Living Stone sales team

Deco-Pak has taken on the Living Stone national sales team, following the announcement that Living Stone had gone into administration. See more... Read more

2014 – A transition year for William Sinclair

2014 will be a transition year for William Sinclair as the new CEO, Peter Rush, implements a twin strategy to bring long-term changes. It also expects better trading conditions. See more... Read more

Nick Davies starts building team at Crest

Nick Davies is being joined by former senior colleagues from Solus, Andy Abraham and Colin Smart, as he starts building his team at Crest Gardening. For full details see more... Read more

Dobbies plans to expand concession space

Dobbies has submitted planning applications for additional concession space at two Scottish garden centres. See more… Read more

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