The HTA launches ‘Plants Near Me’

The HTA has launched the plantsnearme.hta.org.uk, allowing the public to find local growers and garden centres that are offering home delivery. Read more

Rose Festival returns for a 3rd Year - virtually

Peter Seabrook, The Sun’s Gardening Editor, is launching the third Rose Festival week in The Sun on 18th April to run virtually from the 20th – 28th June, supported by Roses UK and Whartons Garden Roses. Read more

Rose Precious Ruby

Port costs threaten LOFA members with closure

Containers of garden furniture, delayed by the Coronavirus lockdown in China, are arriving in the UK as retailers are closed leaving LOFA members facing crippling demurrage and other costs. Read more

BHETA boss accuses major retailers of commercial bullying

BHETA has stepped in to defend DIY, housewares and garden suppliers as multiple retailers seek to extend trading terms by 90 days in these exceedingly challenging times. Read more

The AIPH joins the appeal for help from Governments

The AIPH says a significant proportion of ornamental horticultural producers are likely to go out of business during 2020. Some governments do not understand the specific threats facing them. Read more

RHS Garden Bridgewater opening moves to May 2021

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) announces today that the opening date for RHS Garden Bridgewater has been postponed to Tuesday 11 May 2021 due to the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

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David Domoney takes on role of Patron for Greenfingers Charity

TV gardening personality, David Domoney, has recently been confirmed as the Greenfingers Charity’s newest Patron.  The role will see David support the charity’s work in building magical and therapeutic gardens for life-limited children in hospices across the country. Read more

Greenfinger's newest patron David Domoney

Covid-19 update Tuesday 7th April

Current Coronavirus topics ask should garden centres be classified as essential retailers and are retailers paying their suppliers? Plus an update on the Furlough process and a petition. Read more

Fire at Johnsons Garden Centre

Fire broke out at Johnsons Garden Centre near Boston on Sunday, causing smoke to billow above the site. Read more

More companies, including one from China, sign up for PATS Telford

More companies are signing up to exhibit at PATS Telford, including a pet product supplier from China. Read more

Rainbow of Hope from Scottish growers

Garry Young, his family along with other key horticulturists in the Scottish plant industry created this amazing symbol of hope. All the 27,000 plants were going to waste and this was one last chance to bring a little bit of happiness and hope. Read more

Rainbow of Hope

B&M closes 49 stores, temporarily

B&M has decided to close 49 stores temporarily in light of current trading conditions out of a total 656 in the UK. Read more

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