Nick Knowles Named as RHS Ambassador

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

More buyers to leave TGCG

Gardenforum understands that 3 more buyers are set to leave The Garden Centre Group. See more… Read more

Top garden centre staff celebrate awards

Staff at Webbs, the award-winning family-owned garden centre business, celebrated another year of triumph with their own awards ceremony in Worcestershire. Read more

Staff confirmed as Notcutts COO as Tunbridge Wells reopens

Notcutts is to hold the official reopening of the garden centre at Tunbridge Wells next week. At the same time it has emerged that former FD Andrew Staff has been confirmed as the new COO. See more... Read more

It’s Gold all round for The Apple Tree

The recently refurbished Apple Tree Restaurant and the Apple Tree Farm Shop at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil have won Gold awards in the Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Awards 2014. Read more

Phil Welsh leads new manufacturing team at William Sinclair

With its new £15m world class growing media production facility at Ellesmere Port due to open later this year, William Sinclair Horticulture has appointed Phil Welsh as Manufacturing Director. Read more

William Sinclairs new Manufacturing Director, Phil Welsh

New area chairmen announced for the GCA

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has this month (March, 2014) announced its new area chairmen who will represent member garden centres in each region. Read more

Westland Rising Stars soar at first Masterclass

The Rising Stars 2014 Programme has got off to a great start with the first Masterclass held at Westland Horticulture’s Merchandising Lab in Peterborough. Read more

HTA announce Vice President-elect

Garden retailer Adam Wigglesworth from Aylett Nurseries in Hertfordshire has been appointed Vice President-elect of the HTA. Read more

Hillier appoint new garden centre director

Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres have appointed Chris Francis as garden centre director, heading up the Hillier Garden Centre division of the company. Chris Francis joined the company on 12 March 2014. Read more

Forest appoints new marketing manager

Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of decorative and core garden timber ranges, has recently welcomed Andrew Bendall as the company’s new marketing manager. Read more

Pupils learn about managing land sensitively with Durstons

Pupils from Westonzoyland Village Primary School in the heart of Somerset paid a visit last week to Durston Garden Products to learn all about the importance of managing land sensitively. Read more

Gardeners meet TV gardening expert at fundraiser

Gardeners young and old from Kent turned out on March 16, 2014 to get horticultural tips from television’s greenfingered gardening expert David Domoney at a garden centre in the county. Read more

George Hillier Launches new canopy at Monkton Elm

George Hillier from Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres declared Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre’s new canopy area officially open with a ribbon cutting. Read more

GIMA announces new council

The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association’s AGM took place on 13th March and was attending by over 60 members. During the proceedings new appointments were announced. Read more

Latest TGCG recruits bring the best of the retail industry to the gardening world

TGCG has drawn from Dixons, Homebase, Waitrose and Britvic to expand its trading division and bring the best of the retail industry to the gardening world. See more… Read more

Latest Gardenex ‘Meet the Buyers’ event results in more export business for UK garden product firms

During a break from their one-to-one business creating meetings with British suppliers, a group of garden product buyers from Finland, Slovenia, Spain and The Netherlands are pictured with some of the suppliers and members of the Gardenex export federation team. Read more

John Athwal sleeps out

Last Thursday, 27th March Premier Decorations’ Managing Director, John Athwal raised over £11,500 by taking part in the Action for Children CEO Sleep-Out in Paternoster Square in the City of London. Read more

Hillier at 150: The remarkable history of a horticultural legend

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres, Jean Hillier (wife of Hillier Chairman, Robert Hillier OBE) has written the remarkable story of Hillier, from its foundation in Winchester in 1864 to the present day. Read more

Tushingham takes top sales job at Smart Solar

Phil Tushingham has joined Smart Solar as Sales Director with overall responsibility for the company’s revenues in the UK and Europe. Read more

Investing in people

Rolawn – Europe’s largest turf grower - have recruited new key personnel to meet the next stage of the company’s development. Read more

Mr Fothergill's customers salute Chelsea Pensioners' Victoria Cross

Mr Fothergill's campaign to raise funds for the work of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War (2014) has undoubtedly struck a chord both with its retail stockists and their customers, the Suffolk seedsman reports. Read more

Writtle College student wins regional final of Young Horticulturist of the Year competition

A Writtle College student has won the regional final of the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition. Read more

First Minister opens Stagecraft’s new factory

The Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, will signal the end of a turbulent year for Mid-Wales business Stagecraft when he opens their new factory in Newtown on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12 months to the day that Stagecraft’s former factory burnt to the ground. Read more

Jean Clark

Robin Clark has written to say, 'It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that my mother, Mrs Jean Clark, died suddenly last Wednesday 12th March. She was co-founder with my late father David of  Findlay Clark Limited in Milngavie.' Read more

Garden Re-Leaf Day opens the season at 230 garden centres nationwide

More than 230 garden centres nationwide attracted thousands of customers to a plethora of special events and fund-raisers on Friday 14th March and across the weekend, as part of Garden Re-Leaf Day. Read more

James Wong Named RHS Ambassador

TV scientist to help raise the profile of horticultural science and botany Read more

British horticulture needs to encourage the young

A West Sussex nursery that has recently won two prestigious awards including being declared Ornamental Grower of The Year says it owes its success in part to nurturing industry talent. Read more

Tates of Sussex raise £350 on National Garden Re-Leaf Day

Tates of Sussex helped raise moeny for Greenfingers on National Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 14th March. Read more

RHS appoints travel holiday veteran to develop its holiday brand

The RHS has brought in Manuel Mascarenhas to develop the RHS Garden Holidays brand and to lead the corporate partnerships team. See more... Read more

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