Bents reveals fundraising total and new charity

Before Bents Garden & Home can fully welcome Solving Kids Cancer as its 2021 charity of the year, it must say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped raise £16,477 for Once Upon a Smile. Read more

The team from Once Upon a Smile

Colour Your Story, autumn/winter 2021-2022

Desch Plantpak presents the latest edition of Colour Your Story. The number one colourful inspiration magazine where you can find, among other things, the latest trends, innovations, developments in the field of sustainability. Read more

Profit drop for Squire’s is a very good result

Squire’s Garden Centres reports a drop in profits for the year covering the first Coronavirus lockdown but believe this is a very good result, given the events of 2020. Read more

Autumn Fair will return in-person on 5th – 8th September

After over a year away from in-person events, Hyve Group are delighted to announce that Autumn Fair will return to the NEC Birmingham from 5th – 8th September 2021. Read more

Wildlife Trusts make 'End Now' call for peat sales

The Wildlife Trusts say the time for voluntary agreements is over – the sale of peat must end now.  They have released their survey of 20 garden retailers.  We include an industry reesponse. Read more

British Association of Landscape Industries rebrands

The British Association of Landscape Industries has unveiled its new look ahead of its 50th year in business in 2022,  dropping the BALI acronym and the term Registered Members. Read more

Operations Manager Kirsty Wood and Chief Executive Wayne Grills at Landscape House

Nicholas Marshall looks set to return

Nicholas Marshall, now chief executive of the Country House Group, looks set to return to garden retailing if, as expected, a lease is signed to take over the plant centre at Lavershot Barns. Read more

Nicholas Marshall

The surge in garden centre sales continues

The HTA Market Update report shows that garden centre sales were up +97% in March compared with March 2020 when there were 9 days fewer trading due to Covid-19 and +56% up on March 2019.   Read more

Cultivation Street’s Community Garden Week returns in 2021 to bring people together

The UK’s leading community and school gardening campaign Cultivation Street sponsored by Miracle-Gro is once again celebrating the amazing efforts of people across the UK who create green spaces. Read more

Tinsley Allotment community garden winner 2020

Jumping for joy as Cardwell Garden Centre re-opens

Louise Harris jumps for joy after visiting Cardwell Garden Centre when it re-opened after lockdown yesterday. Read more

Flower Trials cancelled

Despite optimism in March, the unstable situation with COVID-19 has led FlowerTrials to cancel the physical event for 2021 and work on a digital alternative. Read more

Blue Diamond signs exclusive Partnership with The Soil Association

Blue Diamond and The Soil Association aim to break down any perceived barriers to gardening in an organic and more nature friendly way  Read more

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