New ornamental grower awards announced

New Ornamental Grower of the Year Awards will recognise and celebrate best practices in sustainable ornamental production.  Winners will get automatic entry to IGOTY. Read more

Garden furniture sales increased in May, against the trend

If catering is excluded, total garden centre sales fell in May.  However, according to the GCA, garden furniture and clothing sales increased.  Year to date total income is down -9% on 2021. Read more

We are now Carbon Neutral – Forest Garden

Worcestershire-based Forest Garden has become carbon neutral.  It has ensured that everything from sourcing to sawing, manufacturing to haulage is now carbon neutral. Read more

Glee keeps to June for 2023 and will be bigger

As the first Glee to be held in June closes. The view from the floor was that the first two days of Glee was not as busy, but the major buyers were there. Organisers reveal an extra hall for 2023. Read more

IGCA 2022 welcomes almost 200 delegates

IGCA 2022 welcomes almost 200 delegates. An unique chance to meet your collegues and get inspired! Read more

New exhibitors join big-name brands at PATS Telford

PATS Telford is the place for pet retailers to see a host of new and international exhibitors as well as the industry’s big-name brands, all of which will be showcasing their launches over two action-packed days on 25-26 September 2022. Read more

‘Magnificent seven’ clock up 230+ years of service

Six current and one retired team member from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford have recently been recognised for notching-up more than 30 or 40 years of long service with the company (July 2022). Read more

Alan Hopkins, Goods Handling Manager with his Silver Medal

Awards announced at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2022

Gardens created for a disabled children’s charity; to raise awareness for the conflict in Ukraine and a planting starter kit for home-workers have won awards on the opening day of the 2022 RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Read more

Glee 2023 – the home of international gardening & pet

Glee 2022 may be over, but the garden retail sector is already looking ahead to the 2023 edition of the exhibition, which is gearing up to be the home of international gardening and pet. Read more

The retirement of Managing Director of Barrus is annnounced

The Board of E P Barrus Ltd is announcing that in December 2023 Managing Director, Mr Robert Muir, will retire from his position after 32 years with the company, including more than 11 as Managing Director. Read more

Robert Muir

Allensmore Nurseries wins Best Stand Display at National Plant Show

Allensmore Nurseries has been awarded Best Stand Display following the end of the National Plant Show 2022 in Stoneleigh Park, Coventry while Ball won The Visitor Vote. Read more

HTA President, Boyd Douglas-Davies with exhibitors from Allensmore Nurseries.

BBC’s Adam Frosts join Garden Connect 20th anniversary dinner

After the first day of GLEE in Birmingham, Garden Connect celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Genting Hotel. Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners World presenter and 7-time winner of the gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, joined the dinner to talk about his life in gardening. Read more

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