Cherry Lane acquires Langford Garden Centre

The value driven garden centre group, Cherry Lane, continues its expansion with the acquisition of Langford Nurseries & Garden Centre in Bedfordshire. Read more

Dalverton Garden Centre to extend plant area

Dalverton Garden Centre on the Isle of Wight is set to increase its plant sales area by 20 per cent with support of Malcolm Scott Consultants. Read more

“Staggering” Garden Centre Sales Growth for Smart

With sales up 73% this year Smart Garden Products says there are enormous challenges, especially with availability.  Paris Natar says that, in 40 years, he has never experienced such dramatic growth. Read more

Jonathan Stobart and Paris Natar

Dobbies Swansea reopens

Dobbies Garden Centres, will reopen its Swansea store today (Monday 22 March) following updated guidance from the Welsh Government that garden centres may open. Read more

Ricky Williams - Horticulture Manager

Dobbies launches virtual gardening events

Dobbies has announced a programme of exclusive virtual events this Spring to help gardeners of all ages and abilities take their green spaces to the next level. Read more

Marcus Eyles

2nd Little Dobbies to open in Bristol

It has been reported that Dobbies is to open its second Little Dobbies in Bristol, following the success of the first that was opened in Edinburgh last November. Read more

Cherry Lane Garden Centres going green

Discount retail group QD, which owns the QualityDiscounts.com and Cherry Lane Garden Centre brands, is going green with new 'Value Our Planet' initiatives to bolster its eco-credentials. Read more

Kingfisher signs franchise to expand B&Q in the Middle East

Kingfisher plc has signed a franchise agreement with the Al-Futtaim Group to expand B&Q in the Middle East.  First step is the opening of B&Q franchised stores in Saudi Arabia. Read more

Green-tech acquired by Origin Enterprises PLC

Green-tech, the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of landscaping, forestry and grounds maintenance equipment has been acquired by Origin Enterprises. Read more

The Green-tech team

Dobbies sales reach £235m

Long awaited results for Dobbies Garden Centres Ltd for the year to 1st March 2020 show sales up to £235m with the acquisition of 31 garden centres from Wyevale.  Read more

Hillier withdraws from Chelsea

Hillier has withdrawn from Chelsea for 2021 and switched focus to online sales and the garden centre opening of Syon Park as spring sales take off. Read more

Dame Judy Dench greets Adam Dunnett watched by Robert and John Hillier at Chelsea 2019

David Austin explains shortage of roses

After a challenging year, David Austin has started slowly to re-open parts of its business closed due to the impact of Coronavirus. Read more

Syngenta celebrates 25 years of Delta

Syngenta Flowers celebrates 25 years of Delta® Premium Pansies and declares renewal of the whole Delta®-series in the next two years. Read more

Henry Bell to supply own label for Blue Diamond

Henry Bell has reached an agreement to produce Blue Diamond’s wild bird food own label products as well as supplying its full wild bird care range. Read more

Parasene introduces gas products

Following its acquisition of the Parasene brand name Fireside Products has announced the launch of range of Parasene branded gas products. Read more

New 3000 sq ft. food hall opens at Essex garden centre

A new 3,000sq ft Poplar Food Hall opened today, 24th March,  offering a huge variety of locally sourced and homemade delicacies from producers not just in Essex but the whole of Britain. Read more

Syngenta Flowers introduces Xcarrier

Syngenta Flowers announces the introduction of Xcarrier; a new system to optimize production and distribution methods of young plants. Read more

Covid boosts profits at Kingfisher

Kingfisher reports retail profit up +27.4%, largely driven by B&Q performance.  Low double-digit growth is forecast for the spring, but the group can see sales falling -5% to -15% in the second half. Read more

Eddie Topping retires after career spanning 7 decades

After 65 years at the helm of one of Lancashire’s most successful family businesses, Eddie Topping has stepped down as Chairman of The Barton Grange Group. Read more

New appointment at Wildlife World

Wildlife World, designer and manufacturer of wildlife habitats and feeders, have appointed Graham Robinson to their management team, to lead their operations and procurement function. Read more

Graham Robinson

The Berkshire Gardener has opened to customers

The Berkshire Gardener, the former Ladds Garden Village, has reopened under new ownership after an extensive upgrade. Read more

BGC to open 58th garden centre

Amy Stubbs has been tasked with launching British Garden Centres’ 58th site, the former Cascades garden centre in Harrogate which will open early in April.  Read more

RHS to open first 'Home of Gardening Science'

On Thursday 24 June, the UK’s first dedicated gardening science hub, surrounded by four acres of ‘living laboratories’, will open its gates to the public at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey. Read more

Growth for Tong despite first lockdown

Sales were up 3.8% for Tong despite the garden centre being closed for seven weeks and the restaurant and play business closed for a further 8 week. Read more

Provender Nurseries is certified Plant Healthy

Provender Nurseries are now certified ‘Plant Healthy’, one of the first group of ornamental suppliers to the horticultural industry to gain certification so far. Read more

Poundbury Gardens to mark 15th birthday

Poundbury Gardens will celebrate its 15th anniversary, with founders Mike and Louise Burks announcing plans to undertake 15 community planting projects to mark the occasion. Read more

Poundbury garden centre

Duchess of Cornwall celebrates Flowers from the Farm anniversary

Double celebration for Flowers from the Farm as 1000th grower joins on the 10th anniversary of the British cut flower grower association Read more

The Duchess of Cornwall

Wyevale garden centres blossom under Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond has added 65% in 2 years to the sales of the 9 garden centres acquired from Wyevale in August 2018.  Read more

Bicester houseplants

Director of HE Knowles (Manufacturing) is banned

Former director of HE Knowles (Manufacturing) Ltd has been banned for 8 years after illegitimately diverting more than £510,000 from a finance company.

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Crowborough to continue trading through 2021

Millbrook garden centres say the closure of Crowborough for housing is unlikely before the end of the year.  The site will continue trading. Read more

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