Unification reduces Kingfisher SKUs by 80%

B&Q sales fall 5.3% due to store closure programme and disruption from Kingfisher’s unification programme, which after 2 years has made good progress. Read more

Popular garden centre raises more than £4,500 for Dorset Mind

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has raised £4,548.03 for its charity partner, Dorset Mind. Employees at the centre raised funds and awareness for the charity by hosting events throughout the year as well as participating in individual charitable challenges. Read more

Popular garden centre raises more than 4500 for Dorset Mind

The APL WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition is open for registrations!

The WorldSkills UK Landscaping competition, run by the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is a great opportunity for trainee landscapers to showcase their skills across a number of technical skill areas alongside planning and material management competing to be the best in the UK. Read more

Pets at Glee 2018 - find out more

With almost 50% of the UK now owning a pet the additional revenue potential that pet products can offer garden retailers is unrivalled by any other product category. Recognising this the organisers of Glee have confirmed a dedicated pet sector – ‘Pets at Glee’. Read more

Kyle creates customer Plant Health Information Pack

THe Plant Heath Coordinator at one of the UK’s leading nurseries has created an information pack on biosecurity to help address the recent concerns related to the topic within the industry. Read more

Kyle Ross

Statement from The Garden Centre Association regarding Gardman

“The GCA extends its heart-felt thoughts and sympathies to all the company’s (Gardman) directors and staff and further offers its support and best wishes to the company in restoring its full business activity as soon as is practically possible.” Read more

Mike Lind, Chairman of the GCA

HTA Chairman leaves after 2 months

The HTA Board has announced that Chris Pateman has left his post as Chairman of the HTA citing family reasons and the long commute. Read more

Chris Pateman

Horticultural Action Plan launched in Scotland

A Scottish Horticultural Action Plan, highlighting the contribution of parks and gardens to the wider Scottish economy, has been launched. Read more

A tribute to John Brookes FSGD MBE

An icon of garden design, it is not an exaggeration to say that John Brookes FSGD MBE has influenced us all as designers. Brookes enjoyed a breathtakingly diverse and broad career from the late 1950’s working until his death last week leading the way forward from traditional to modern garden design.   Read more

John Brookes FSGD MBE

Deco-Pak gets creative with sales support

Leading decorative aggregates, landscaping and birdbox supplier Deco-Pak has announced three new additions to its creative team to aid both sales support and new product development. Read more

(L-r): Sami Jackson, Craig Hall, Adele Wynn and Stephanie Swann.

Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build is the Supreme Winner at the APL Awards 2018

Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build, based in Berkshire, took the Supreme Winner award for their project: Dean Grange. This entry was also the winner of the Project Value Over £200,000 category. Read more

Ryan Alexander Landscape Design & Build - Award

Garden centre group brings back popular competition to ‘Name the Rose’

To celebrate one of the UK’s favourite flowers, Haskins Garden Centre has re-launched an exclusive ‘Name the Rose’ competition across all four of its centres. Read more

Garden centre group brings back popular competition to ‘Name the Rose’ and see it sold across ce

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