Where’s the help for growers?

The HTA has criticised today’s mini budget with comments such as a missed opportunity and unlikely to have much impact amongst horticulture businesses. Read more

Duchess of Cambridge visits The Nook

In a move to promote Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge was seen pictured visiting her local Fakenham Garden Centre and last week dug deep, getting her hands dirty while she helped to create a new garden at The Nook, run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), in Norfolk. Read more

SPOGA+gafa 2020 has been suspended

spoga+gafa in Cologne in September 2020 has been suspended and moved to new permanent time of year.  For 2021 it will be held from 30 May to 1 June 2021. Read more

Cologne

The show must go on

Whartons Garden Roses continues to invest in research and development by trialling new roses varieties. Read more

Whartons' trials

Introducing new HTA Board members

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of three new board members as non-executive directors: Jane Lawler, Lawler Associates; Vicky Nuttall, The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA); and Ken White, Frosts Landscape Construction. Read more

Vicky Nuttall

Glee 2020 has been cancelled

Months of ‘will it? won’t it?’ have ended with the news that Glee 2020 has been cancelled along with Pawexpo. Instead there will be a two day virtual forum. Read more

Duchess visits Fakenham GC during Children’s Hospice Week

The Duchess of Cambridge bought plants at Fakenham Garden Centre last week for a new garden at a Norfolk children's hospice.  Plans are also underway for an imaginative space created by Greenfingers. Read more

Praise for staff and suppliers as sales up 50% in June

There’s praise for staff and suppliers as some garden centres are 50% up in June and in a strong cash position.  “No-one put their prices up without good reason. No-one got awkward…” Read more

Pallets were not empty for long at Dobbies

Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre is closing later this month

Fresh @ Burcot Garden Centre at Bromsgrove is closing later this month. The garden centre is being sold by Nicci and Neil Gow. Read more

Northern Irish growers to share £1.5m support package

The HTA reports a £1.5m COVID-19 support package is being offered to Northern Ireland horticultural businesses and calls again for a grant aid scheme for British growers. Read more

Image from Papervale Trees

Two acquisitions for Eliza Tinsley

Eliza Tinsley has bought Reedy Tools and Greenman Garden Tools. Read more

Garden centres are cautious about restaurant reopening

While Dobbies are reopening their restaurants as soon as permitted, others are adopting a more cautious approach.  Some are not opening this month. Read more

Blue Diamond at East Bridgford, before the lockdown

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