New Look Café Bar at Squire’s in West Horsley

Squire’s Garden Centre in West Horsley has started 2019 with a stylish new look, décor and furniture following an extensive refurbishment of its popular Café Bar. Read more

Cafe Bar at Squire's West Horsley

Tenth anniversary for Westland’s Rising Stars

The programme for the annual campaign was announced and entries are now open to find up and coming employees at garden centres who show great potential and would benefit from the opportunity to further their skills and experiences as part of the Rising Stars Program. Read more

15,000 Calliope® Geranium plant giveaway to schools and communities

During April, these incredible Calliope® geranium plants will be donated by Cultivation Street free of charge to garden centre ambassadors for school and community gardening projects across the UK. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone partners with Ferring Primary School to donate houseplants

Haskins Garden Centre has partnered with Ferring Primary School to donate houseplants to the school in Worthing. Read more

Roundstone centre houseplant donation Ferring Primary School

BALI sponsors Specifi Landscape Roadshow Programme 2019

BALI has been confirmed as Programme Sponsor for the 2019 Specifi Landscape Roadshow Programme, in a move that sees the two organisations joining forces to provide a unique meet the buyer experience for landscape architects, contractors and garden designers. Read more

Focus on new product development will boost growth

Fish4Dogs has created a new team to focus on new product development (NPD) and review product lifecycles to support its ambitious growth plans. Read more

Travel scholarship for young commercial bedding plant growers

Ball Colegrave is offering young commercial bedding plant growers the opportunity for a travel scholarship, which is part of the David Colegrave Foundation Scholarship Season, awards up to £1,500 to fund travel to Europe in order to develop knowledge and experience in bedding plant production and marketing. Read more

Danny Booth, BallColegrave scholarship winner

The Pansies team lift the Greenfingers Challenge Cup

Teams competed for the Greenfingers Challenge Cup during an afternoon of ‘orse racin’ to mark the start of the GCA annual conference, which saw the The Pansies team, made up of garden centre staff, take the crown. Read more

Greenfingers Challenge Cup

GCA reveals its ‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ winners

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) revealed the winners of its most prestigious awards at its annual conference including its 10 Garden Centres of Excellence and the Garden Centres of the Year. Read more

Destination Garden Centre of the Year - Bents Garden and Home

Spirit of Christmas at Squire’s raises over £19,000 for local charities

Visitors to the Christmas grottos at Squire’s Garden Centres across Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex not only met the man from the North Pole, but also shared the true spirit of Christmas by helping to raise an amazing £19,480.55 in support of a range of local charities. Read more

Squire’s donate over £19,000 to local charities. L-r: George Bishop, Anne Dedman & Ricky Bowness.

Top awards for garden centres at GCA conference

Staff at garden centres across the country are celebrating after receiving awards at the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) annual conference in Luton yesterday (Monday, January 21, 2019). Read more

Barton Grange Trophy for Commercial Creativity and Innovation – Bents Garden & Home

Zest 4 Leisure smashes charity fundraising target

Employees of Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, have collectively smashed their charity fundraising target for 2018. Read more

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