30+ Wyevale garden centres likely to be sold

The sale of 30+ Wyevale garden centres is likely to be announced within weeks with Dobbies a likely purchaser and other groups in negotiations. Read more

Andover, one of the Wyevale garden centres yet to be sold

US Jury finds glyphosate contributed to man’s cancer

US Jury finds glyphosate contributed to man’s cancer. Next it will decide whether Bayer (Monsanto) is liable. Also, the EU has named the four countries that will assess the future of the weedkiller within the EU. Read more

Glee invests in new app facility

In 2019, Glee joins the digital revolution with the launch of its new exhibition smartphone app, designed to provide an unrivalled matchmaking solution to help suppliers and retailers to get the most out of their time at the show. Read more

Thrive announced as Charity Partner for SGD Awards 2020

The Society of Garden Designers has announced Thrive as its charity partner for the SGD Awards 2020, following partnerships with both Greenfingers and Perennial in the last seven years. Read more

Robin retires after 39 years at Wyevale Nurseries

Robin Trumper from Hereford celebrated his retirement yesterday (Wednesday, March 20, 2019) after 39 years of service at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries.  Read more

Robin Trumper - Wyevale Nurseries

Commercial horticulture benefits through award of BPOA Peter Seabrook Bursary

Student, James Pike, has won a £1,000 British Protected Ornamentals Association – Peter Seabrook Bursary. Read more

James Pike win BPOA Peter Seabrook Bursary

HTA Catering Conference. A Slice of the Pie – inspiration, top tips and practical advice

This year’s HTA Catering Conference tis packed full of top tips and practical advice, this one-day event is aimed at those looking to take the next steps to grow their catering outlet, develop a pop up or embark on introducing catering for the first time. Read more

Veronique Laury to leave Kingfisher

Veronique Laury the Group CEO of Kingfisher is to leave along with 2 other executives. The announcement coincided with news of a fall in profits at group that owns B&Q and Castorama in France. Read more

Véronique Laury

A thank you to the 2019 Garden Re-Leaf Day sponsors

As the garden retail industry makes final preparations for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day (Friday 22nd March), the event organisers – the Greenfingers Charity – would like to take a moment to thank this year’s amazingly generous sponsors. Read more

Walkers are all smiles as they complete the Garden Re-Leaf Walk

Boningale recognised at The National APL Awards

At the annual Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Awards this month, Shropshire’s Boningale Nurseries won the title of 2019 Supplier of Year for the Midlands and North in the coveted Grower of the Year category. Read more

Swan appoints Rob Gentles as Chief Commercial Officer

Swan have appointed seasoned professional, Rob Gentles, as Chief Commercial Officer to further strengthen Swan’s position in the Retail Solutions market. Rob has extensive retail experience working with small and large retailers in all sectors. Read more

Rob Gentles, Chief Commercial Officer of Swan Retail.

Three more garden centres for Blue Diamond

Blue Diamond announced the locations of a further 3 garden centres, including its biggest, at last night’s awards evening as Alan Roper received a standing ovation to recognise his 20 years contribution. Read more

David Danning hides behind the Blue Diamond fashion team

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