Chris Self, chairman of Whitehall, has died after a short illness

The death has been announced of Chris Self, chairman of Whitehall Garden Centres and one of the pioneers of the industry.  His funeral will be held on Thursday 5th June. Read more

Former HTA President is changing jobs

Tim Woodland is to leave DeRee and Simple Pleasures and move to Kapiteyn in September. Read more

From Huddersfield to Paris: Deco-Pak are getting set...

This June, Deco-Pak’s marketing manager Craig Hall will be taking on the inaugural Forget Me Not 500 ‘banger rally’ challenge, which will see him drive from Huddersfield to Paris (and back!) in a £500 ‘old banger’, all in aid of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice charity. Read more

Retired servicemen sow poppies in memory of WW1

Retired servicemen and representatives from The Royal British Legion planted poppy seeds at a garden centre in Devon yesterday (May 20, 2014) to commemorate the First World War. Read more

Hillier win 69th consecutive RHS Chelsea Gold in their 150th anniversary year!

Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres has secured its legacy as the most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a 69th consecutive Chelsea Gold Medal. Read more

Top Knott

Smart Solar has reorganised its sales team to manage the sharp increase in sales of its products with garden centres this season and in anticipation of new product launches planned for 2015. Read more

New assistant manager for the UK’s National Sprayer Testing Scheme

Ian Forman has taken up the role of assistant manager for the NSTS.  Before joining the NSTS team Ian managed a 2,300 acre arable farm in Norfolk, having previously studied at Writtle College in Essex. Read more

Monkton Elm donates 2,014 saplings

Worthy causes from across the South West have this spring (2014) received a total of 2,014 saplings to help with projects they are running thanks to a garden centre in Somerset. Read more

William Sinclair names Richard Carr as Commercial Director

Richard Carr is set to join leading growing media, fertilisers and chemicals producer, William Sinclair
Horticulture, as Commercial Director. Read more

Chris Evans, Dundry Nurseries, receives his BEM

Chris Evans, manager of Dundry Nurseries, set up Butterfly Garden 11 years ago to hold educational sessions for people with learning difficulties. Last week he received the British Empire Medal at his garden centre in Cheltenham. He describes his passion, see more… Read more

Staff sow 40,000 poppies in remembrance of WW1

Staff at a garden centre in Cornwall have sown 40,000 Flanders poppy seeds around the entrance to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War 1 (WW1). Read more

Doors open on new garden buildings department

A partnership between Trelawney Garden Leisure @ Wadebridge and Elite Spas & Leisure has led to the creation of a new garden buildings department at the garden centre this month (May, 2014). Read more

New marketing man for New Era

David Stafford is the new marketing manager at New Era Aquaculture, the Thorne-based ground-breaking fish diets manufacturer. Read more

Mr Fothergill's Ben raises £1000 in Multiple Sclerosis Challenge

Ben Roden of Mr Fothergill's has raised more than £1000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society by walking over burning coals at an Ipswich, Suffolk, hotel. Read more

Nick Knowles Named as RHS Ambassador

TV presenter will help raise the profile of community gardening. Read more

Wyevale Nurseries unveils plans for the future at HTA show

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries will be unveiling its plans for the future including a new logo and branding at the HTA National Plant Show next month (June, 2014). Read more

Adam Frost named as RHS ambassador

RHS Chelsea Flower Show designer will help get more secondary schools gardening. Read more

Plantsman and author Rice now writes for Mr Fothergill's

Respected plantsman and horticultural author Graham Rice is now writing a regular blog for Mr Fothergill's. Read more

Ex Sinclair MD joins Kärcher

Danny Adamson has teamed up with Kärcher as the company seeks to become a significant supplier of garden watering products to UK garden centres. See more... Read more

Hillier at 150

John Hillier joined Jean Hillier, the wife of Robert Hillier and the author of Hillier: The Plants, The People, The Passion, on the Hillier Exhibit for a group photograph, surrounded by their children and grandchildren  to cut the specially created Hillier 150th anniversary cake. Read more

Staff put on their walking boots in aid of charity

Fifteen members of staff at a plant nursery in Hereford have this month (May, 2014) signed up to take part in a 30 mile sponsored walk to raise money for a children’s charity. Read more

It's hats off to Larry - 21 years  at Mr Fothergill's

Mr Fothergill's territory manager Larry White reached a landmark 21 years with the company in 2014, making him one of the Suffolk seedsman's longest serving staff members. Read more

Chivenor’s new memorial will be forever green

RMB CHIVENOR in North Devon and the surrounding community will benefit from a donation of evergreens for a new memorial garden for years to come thanks to a garden centre in the area. Read more

The Richardson family are proud to be celebrating 50 years!

The Richardson family are proud to be celebrating 50 years of John Richardson, owning the Johnsons of Whixley businesses. Read more

High-flying Writtle College alumnus named Garden Designer of the Year 2014 at Grand Designs Live!

Writtle College alumnus Liam Sapsford has been named Garden Designer of the Year 2014 at the Grand Designs Live show! Read more

Three Writtle College Horticulture students given jobs with celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh!

Three Writtle College Horticulture students have been given the opportunity of a lifetime working with celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsh on his top TV shows! Read more

New president for AEA

David Sturges, Managing Director for Oxfordshire based Countax, manufacturer of ride-on mowers was appointed President of the Agricultural Engineers Association at their Annual General Meeting on 29 April 2014. Read more

This May sees the exciting launch of Alexander Tredwell

This May sees the exciting launch of Alexander Tredwell – a specialist recruitment consultancy operating in the Horticultural Industry and specialising in the Garden Retail, Landscape and Amenity, Commercial Horticulture and Garden Industry Supply Chain sectors. Read more

Neil Gow joins Glee

Well-known industry figure and former GIMA director, Neil Gow, has joined the Glee team, helping to drive a number of new initiatives that have been introduced for the 2014 show. Read more

Nick Knowles and Adam Frost launch 50th Britain in Bloom

TV host and top garden designer celebrate 50th anniversary of campaign now organised by Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) at the start of National Gardening Week 2014 (14-20 April)
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