The HTA has a message for Boris

The HTA’s Director of Policy and Communications tells the new PM that the ornamental sector, which supports 568,000 jobs, is essential for the Government’s environment plans. Read more

List of finalists announced for PetQuip Awards 2019

Over 70 of the pet industry’s high achievers have been short-listed for the 2019 PetQuip Awards and will be waiting in anticipation at the PetQuip dinner at PATS, Telford in September to see who has scooped the top prizes this year. Read more

N.East and N.West GCA regional winners revealed

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) in the North East and North West are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation yesterday (Tuesday, July 16) at Bents Garden & Home. Read more

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Despite a weaker June, garden centre sales are +6% for the year

2019 has the makings of a strong year for garden centres.  Latest figures from the GCA indicate that garden centres are still +6% ahead of last year despite losing ground in June. Read more

Hardy plants are the biggest category during the first 6 months of the year

PATS Telford once again backing the prestigious PetQuip Awards

PATS, the UK’s number one pet industry exhibition, is pleased that once again the PetQuip Awards will be presented at a gala dinner and party on the first evening of PATS Telford (Sunday, 22nd September) and are happy to be major sponsors of the event. Read more

Stormafit Sales Team of the Year 18/19

Gordon and Caroline Vass have demonstrated a tremendous work ethic and have proven their value to the Stormafit team yet again.  Read more

Blue Diamond takes another 6 Wyevale garden centres

Wyevale has announced that Blue Diamond is to take another 6 garden centres, bringing their group total to 36 sites. Read more

GCA’s South Thames area award winners revealed

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) in the South Thames region are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening this week (Wednesday, July 17, 2019) at Haskins Garden Centre – Snowhill. Read more

Left, Alyson Haywood and right Mike Lind, with staff from Squires Garden Centre, Hersham.

BALI National Landscape Awards breaking records in 2019

The BALI National Landscape Awards expert Adjudication Panel, led by John Melmoe, will be judging 145 entries in 2019, a record number for BALI for the past 10 years. Read more

BALI National Landscape Awards 2018

Ian appointed Commercial Sales Director

Ian Wright from Shifnal near Telford has recently (July 2019) joined one of the UK’s leading nurseries as Commercial Sales Director. Read more

Ian Wright Commercial Sales Director at Wyevale Nurseries

News from garden centres around the UK

News from garden centres around the UK includes a father and son locked in at Endsleigh, expansion of two charity garden centres and permission for housing on a popular garden centre. Read more

Grimsby Garden Centre to double in size

Calling all innovators & grass root businesses – entry to the GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund is now open!

GIMA is encouraging new businesses and innovators to enter this year’s annual GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund (GISCF); a special fund set up to encourage grass root business and product development. Read more

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