SPOGA+gafa postpones decision on the May/June event

The organisers of SPOGA+gafa are to decide in late February / early March if the event is to go ahead as planned on its new dates 30 May – 1 June 2021. Read more

HTA commits to 20% less CO2 with Planet Mark

The HTA has signed with Planet Mark to give members expert support in achieving the 20% carbon reductions goal in the HTA Sustainability Roadmap.  There's a free workshop in February. Read more

Theo Paphitis heads speaker line up at Spring Fair

Heading the speaker line up at the virtual Spring Fair in February are business mogul Theo Paphitis and Beth Horn, Head of Industry, Retail & Ecommerce at Facebook. Read more

CJ Wildlife have appointed a new head of sales

Leading garden wildlife product specialist, manufacturer and supplier CJ Wildlife have appointed Emma Johnson as the new Head of Sales for B2B in the UK.  Read more

Emma Johnson

Blue Diamond signs up Scotch Corner

Blue Diamond has agreed to lease its biggest garden centre yet.  It is to be built as the cornerstone of Scotch Corner Designer Village in north Yorkshire. Read more

Winner of 2020 Student Garden Design Competition

Now in its 9th year the collaboration Provender Nurseries and Capel Manor College announce the winner of the 2020 Student Garden Design Competition.
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Sarah Brown

Former editor of the Grower, Peter Rogers, has died

Peter Rogers, editor of the horticultural trade magazine the Grower for more than 35 years, died in January. He was 77. Read more

Peter Rogers

A New Year update from Greenfingers

A look ahead to another year of FUNdraising. In a year which sees the charity’s biggest fundraising day, Garden Re-Leaf, turns 10 the next 12 months are set to be a busy year for the charity and its supporters. Read more

New Garsons building increases footfall

A contemporary link building opened in September 2020 at Garsons Esher to connect its farm shop and garden centre has been hailed an immediate success. Read more

GC sales fail to recover spring losses

Garden centre sales failed to recover the 8 lost spring weeks with catering revenues and plant sales hit worst according to the latest GCA Barometer of Trade. Read more

Despite monthly increases, plant sales never recovered early losses

GCA announces virtual regional meetings

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) will still be able to get together for their regional meetings in a virtual capacity this year (2021). Read more

Iain Wylie

Char-Broil fires up UK business with new appointment

Due to the continued growth of the brand in the UK, Char-Broil has appointed Elliot May as its new Key Account Manager. Read more

Elliot May new Char-Broil National Accounts Manager

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