Highfield Garden World joins BBC radio show and retail giants for Purple Tuesday

The 132-strong team at family-owned Highfield Garden World in Gloucestershire joined more than 500 retailers across the nation last week to proudly mark Purple Tuesday - the UK’s first accessible shopping day.  Read more

Ferry Breugem joins team Smiemans Projecten

Smiemans Projecten develops and builds many high-profile projects for commercial garden centres and other parties. In order to ensure that these projects continue keep their characteristic and innovative way, our team has recently been reinforced with Ferry Breugem. Read more

Ferry Breugem

Matthew Wood is named APL WorldSkills UK Champion

Matthew Wood, Apprentice at Myerscough College, took home the Gold at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills final last week, taking place at WorldSkills UK LIVE from 15-17 November at the NEC Birmingham. Read more

Matthew Wood, Apprentice at Myerscough College

Vitax Q4 grows ABF The Soldiers’ Charity funds by over £10,000

A national charity established to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need, has seen its funds boosted by over £10,000 through the sale of Vitax Q4. Read more

Mark Butler, Kate Billingham Wilson, Lieutenant Col. Tim Coles MBE, Paul Gooding  & David Griffiths.

SGD launches new membership film

The Society of Garden Designers (SGD) has released a new membership film designed to promote the benefits of registered membership and support members, and other designers in profession, who are considering undertaking the SGD adjudication process to become fully registered members. Read more

Koelnmesse parts company with Katharina C. Hamma

Koelnmesse, operator of spoga+gafa in Cologne has parted company with its COO citing a strategic difference of views. Read more

Katharina C. Hamma

The Nursery Supply Show finds a new home at Stoneleigh Park

The HTA Nursery Supply Show, sponsored by ICL, is moving to a bigger and more easily accessible home at Stoneleigh Park in Hall 1, directly connected to the HTA National Plant Show. Read more

Darlac appoints new agents

Darlac, the cutting tools experts, are delighted to announce the arrival of two more agents to cover the South West and also Wales and the border counties. Read more

Peter Balacki

Greenfingers Charity announce Big Gardening Raffle with National Garden Gift Vouchers

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Greenfingers Charity is delighted to announce an exciting, fundraising raffle, and is looking for FUNdraising heroes in the industry to help. Read more

Big Garden Raffle

GCA starts search for new inspector

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is this month (November, 2018) launching its search for a new inspector to help its members retain the very highest of standards in service and expertise. Read more

Iain Wylie

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds staff ‘Smarten Up’ to raise money as part of a £16,000 pledge for BBC Children in Need

Staff at Mr Fothergill’s Seeds dressed up for the occasion last week to help raise money for BBC Children in Need. Tim Jeffries, Mr Fothergill’s Commercial Director donated £1 for each person who came to work wearing a tie, an idea which came about as he is normally the only person to wear one in the office! Read more

Posh Shed Company donates £4,672 to the National Gardens Scheme

Since launching the National Garden Scheme Posh Shed in 2015, 23 have been sold to customers throughout the UK and in November the company handed over a cheque for £4,672 to the charity covering sales for the past two years. Read more

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