Riffelmacher strengthen their sales team

Riffelmacher have the pleasure to announce that The Denholm Agency formerly the agents of O. Widmann and Co are taking the helm and their representatives will be at the forthcoming Harrogate Christmas and Gift Fair. The Denholm team will be joining existing sales executive Kevin Sheehan. Read more

Thrive gardeners in the Christmas spirit

Gardeners from Thrive were delighted to be able to choose their own real Christmas tree from Notcutts Garden Centre, near Oxford. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone gives chocolate to Wadars Animal Rescue volunteers for Christmas

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has partnered with Wadars Animal Rescue to spread festive cheer to volunteers that give up their time to support animals in distress or danger over Christmas. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone gives chocolate to Wadars Animal Rescue volunteers for Christmas

Entrepreneur & Sewing Bee judge backs creativity at GCA conference

The dapper-suited entrepreneur made famous for his role as a judge on BBC’s ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ is speaking at the Garden Centre Association’s 2018 conference. Read more

Patrick Grant

Tree-mendous effort by local schools

Squire’s Garden Centres has announced that Long Ditton St Mary’s Junior School has won first prize in their “Decorate A Christmas Tree” competition. Read more

Children from Long Ditton St Mary’s School next to their winning tree at Squire’s

Amazon patents a new garden service

According to Modern Farmer, Amazon has patented an image recognition service that will provide gardeners with planting advice and a view of what their garden could look like in say 5 years. Read more

Haskins Garden Centre and Alzheimer’s Society encourage local school to design Christmas cards for those with dementia

Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill has teamed up with Alzheimer’s Society to encourage children at Fairway Infant School to create Christmas cards for people with dementia. Read more

Husband and wife Bill and Margaret Wilkins with Tim Wilkins Alzheimer's Society Service

Bunnings adds a small format store to the UK trial

Bunnings UK continues to experiment with different formats with the imminent opening of a small format store in Bicester. Read more

Layout of Bunnings on Launton Road, Bicester

Applications invited for inaugural Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival 2018

Applications are now being invited for the first flower show to be held in the grounds of Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. The Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival will take place on 14 and 15 July 2018 and will offer all those with a love of gardens and gardening in the East Midlands and East Anglia a floral destination for garden inspiration and shopping. Read more

Mr Fothergill’s appoints Ken Ross as new territory manager

Mr Fothergill’s Seeds is delighted to welcome Ken Ross to the company. He has joined Mr Fothergill’s as territory manager responsible for looking after garden retailers in an area running from Cambridgeshire to the west midlands. Read more

Ken Ross

Frank P Matthews install 2,500 sqm Keder tunnel

As part of ongoing expansion, Frank P Matthews have added more covered area to their container tree unit capable of holding over 8000 trees. The new tunnel, supplied and built by Keder Greenhouse, will be used as an additional growing area during the summer months and also for an extra dispatch area through the winter. Read more

Ansell gets green light to rebuild

A year after its devastating fire Ansell receives planning permission to rebuild. Work starts in January, bigger than before. Read more

Ansell Garden Centre's new building

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