Horatio's Garden announced as new charity partner for SGD 2021

The Society of Garden designers has announced Horatio's Garden as its new charity partner for the SGD Awards 2021. Read more

The Society of Garden designers has announced Horatio's Garden - the national charity that creates a

Chancellor’s statement and the NHS Covid-19 app

The NHS Contact Tracing App is now live. Garden centres should download the QR code to display at entrances.  We also summarise the Winter Economy announcement. Read more

Resilience and Positivity at the AIPH Recovery from Crisis Conference

On 15th September 2020, the AIPH brought together an impressive line-up of expert international industry speakers to share experiences of the impact of COVID-19 Read more

Sustainable composite decking manufacturer Composite Prime creates nationwide jobs 

The UK’s leading manufacturer of sustainable composite decking and cladding Composite Prime, has launched a free, online training programme for labouring professionals to become accredited installers of the brands luxury decking products. Read more

HTA – ‘Covid restrictions could present real difficulties’

The HTA says the new Covid restrictions for hospitality could present real difficulties for the industry given such little notice.  Also, some issues need urgent clarification. Read more

James Clark

New trade show room built on site at Wildlife World

A sensibly designed and refurbished space for displaying the full range of Wildlife World products to trade representatives has been constructed on site to create a safe and personalised experience. Read more

Mark in the new showroom

Blue Diamond opens online fashion shop

Blue Diamond has launched an online fashion shop.  It will be followed next week by Christmas going live.   Read more

Keep garden centres open if there's another lockdown

HTA says extending CBILS repayment terms to 10 years will be helpful to growers. Keeping VAT in hospitality to 5% will help garden centre catering. But it presses Government to keep garden centres open. Read more

SOLD - Ribblesdale Nurseries in Lancashire

Alexander Mackie Associates Ltd. are delighted to announce the sale of Ribblesdale Nurseries. Read more

Update on new Covid-19 rules for catering - Amended

UPDATED Thursday morning… The BBC reports that restaurants without an alcohol licence will NOT need to provide tables service.  The HTA is cautious saying It looks like the rules are evolving. Read more

Tong appoints project manager for Food Hall makeover

Former Nestlé Senior Commercial Manager, Sarah Dwyer will work with the team at Tong  to deliver a new Food Hall experience that will create at least 10 new jobs. Read more

Mark Farnsworth and Sarah Dwyer

Covid-19 closes Simpsons café

Simpsons in Inverness has closed its café after 2 kitchen staff tested positive for Coronavirus.  The rest of the garden centre remains open. Read more

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