Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur elected GIMA President

GIMA has announced the election of Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur as GIMA President, supported by Kate Ebbens of Capi Europe as Vice President. Read more

Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur is GIMA President

HTA announces the appointment of a new Vice-President

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Alan Down as vice-president. Read more

Alan Down, HTA Vice-President

Marcus Bawdon Masterclass at SOLEX 22

Marcus Bawdon, the barbecue whisperer will be joining the Loving Outdoor Living Zone at SOLEX 22. Read more

Marcus Bawdon, the barbecue whisperer

Arit Anderson has been announced as co-chair of the SGD Symposium

Garden writer and TV presenter Arit Anderson has been announced as co-chair of the SGD Symposium to be held at the new Hilltop Building at RHS Garden, Wisley on 9th & 10th June.  Read more

Garden writer and TV presenter Arit Anderson

Green-tech Specifier team grows with addition of Arboriculturist

Green-tech is pleased to announce that Emily Murray has joined their specification team looking at urban tree planting projects and ensuring that our product range remains at the leading edge of the tree planting arena. Read more

Emily Murray, Mark Wood and Georgia Gilbert.

Dougal Philip to chair Scotland’s Garden Scheme

Scotland’s Garden Scheme, the charity which opens gardens around Scotland to raise funds for other charities, has announced changes to its key personnel. Read more

Dougal Philip

BALI appoints four Equity Ambassadors

BALI has appointed four Equity Ambassadors to support its vision to bring about positive change and improve accessibility for all into the landscape industry. Read more

Flo Headlam

‘The Black Gardener’ joins the National Garden Scheme

The National Garden Scheme welcomes Danny Clarke, garden designer, landscaper, TV presenter and self-confessed ‘friend of the earth’ aka The Black Gardener, as a new Ambassador.  Read more

Danny Clarke, also known as 'The Black Gardener'

Stephen Gough becomes Sales Director at Wildlife World

Wildlife World, Europe’s leading designer and manufacturer of wildlife products have appointed Stephen Gough as Sales Director as of 1st April 2022. Read more

Stephen Gough, Sales Director Wildlife World

£11000 raised for Greenfingers in London Half Marathon

Earlier this month 11 runners tackled the London Landmarks Half Marathon all in the name of Greenfingers, together raising over £11,000 for the children’s hospice garden charity. Read more

Running team post event

David Colegrave Foundation announces first winners of the Blue Diamond Scholarships

In the first David Colegrave scholarship awards, sponsored by Blue Diamond, eleven students share £25,000 to support their studies. Read more

Anna Ciborowska - Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens

John Clarke - 'He made a difference!'

John Clarke, the founder of Johnstown Garden Centre, in Co. Kildare, Ireland, passed away peacefully on 24th March 2022, aged 91 with his family at his side. Read more

John Clarke

John Herbert to receive Global DIY-Lifetime Award 2022

John W. Herbert is to be presented with a Glogal DIY Lifetime Award by three leading European and global trade associations - EDRA, HIMA and GHIN. Read more

Double award win for A. Perry Ltd in Midlands Business Awards

A Perry Ltd, the UK Family run wholesaling business, supplying garden centres and gift shops within their Primus brand, is celebrating having scooped a double award win at the coveted Midlands Business Awards. Read more

HTA awards Pearson Memorial Medal to Mark Gregory

The 2021 Pearson Memorial Medal for outstanding service to the garden industry has been awarded to Mark Gregory, a multi award-winning garden designer from West Cowick, Yorkshire. Read more

Judges panel revealed for the GIMA Awards

Selected from a cross section of the Garden Retail Industry, the panel of 9 judges will be making their decision on the GIMA Awards winners for 2022. Read more

The Agricultural Engineers Association announce scholarship winners!

David and Thomas, Harper Adams University BEng/MEng Agricultural Engineering students, are the latest recipients of the AEA Scholarship. Read more

Gareth Ford, David Goodchild, Tom Edwards and Ruth Bailey

Ann Jennen takes on Secretary General role at Fleuroselect

Fleuroselect is pleased to announce a shift in responsibilities within the organisation. Read more

Further David Colegrave Foundation Scholarships Awards announced

Four further students have been named as recipients of scholarships through the David Colegrave Foundation. These are in addition to the winners of The Blue Diamond Scholarships announced in April, and bring the total of scholarship awards made so far this year to 11 to a value in excess of £25,000. Read more

Jack Hone

Deco-Pak expands team

Deco-Pak – the leading outdoor landscaping supplier – has expanded its team with the introduction of Alice Cockburn. Read more

 Alice Cockburn

Peter Long

It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Long, the founder of Longacres Garden Centre, announce his passing on Friday the 15th of April 2022. Read more

Peter Long - 2019

The AEA appoints new president

The Agricultural Engineers Association are delighted to announce the appointment of David Withers, Managing Director of ISEKI UK & Ireland to serve as President of the AEA. Read more

David Withers

Pit Boss® Grills announces partnership with MotoGP Riders

Pit Boss® Grills is proud to announce a partnership agreement with Moto2 riders Sam Lowes and Marcel Schrötter, as well as retired rider Alex Hofman. Read more

Sam Lowes

STIHL GB remembers Eva Mayr-Stihl

Eva Mayr-Stihl, a businesswoman, philanthropist and dedicated entrepreneur passed away on the 9th April 2022. Mayr-Stihl was instrumental in the success of STIHL. Read more

Eva Mayr-Stihl

YPHA member names garden shop after grandparents

Former AV & Trials Coordinator for Allensmore Nurseries and member of the YPHA, Stacey Gibson, opens Dor’s Garden in memory of her grandparents. Read more

Cian grows into senior role at Wyevale Nurseries

Cian Lynch has this month been appointed as Senior Business Support Administrator for the Transplant team at Wyevale Nurseries in Herefordshire. Read more

Cian Lynch

Ian Riggs joins Naturagrow

Ian Riggs has joined Naturagrow as National Sales Manager.  Natura Grow products are entirely peat free & vegan friendly, derived purely from plant residue material at the end of the anaerobic digestion process.  Read more

Ian Riggs

LAVA-LITE shortlisted for StartUp Awards National Series

Nottingham-based Lava-Lite™ has been named one of the most exciting new businesses in the region after being shortlisted as part of a brand new awards programme. Read more

Lava-Lite™ has been named one of the most exciting new businesses in the region.

A message from Sue Allen, Chairman of Greenfingers Charity

As Chairman of Greenfingers, I would like to give huge thanks to all those who did so much to support our recent Garden Re-Leaf Day.  Read more

Sue Allen

Awards highlight success at Notcutts in 125th anniversary year

Notcutts has been celebrating success across its 18 garden centres nationwide with a special conference and awards event as part of its 125th anniversary. Read more

Environmental Award presented to Garden Pride by Caroline and Andrew Notcutt

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