Gardman team grows to drive growth

Strong spring and early summer results at Gardman have driven further investment with the appointment of three talented new recruits in sales and category management. Read more

Senior National Sales Manager in the independent sector Lolly Lee

Honorary degrees for two inspirational founders of disabled charities

Two people who have worked tirelessly for disabled people through the charities they have co-founded will be given Honorary Degrees at the Writtle College graduation ceremonies. Read more

Charlie Dimmock to appear at Woodcote Garden Centre next month!

GARDENING guru, Charlie Dimmock will be making a special guest appearance at Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey this September. Read more

Charlie Dimmock

David Colegrave Foundation appoints new Trustees

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is pleased to announce two new appointments to its Board of Trustees. Read more

Mr Fothergill's behind the scenes visit for Homebase Garden Academy students

Mr Fothergill's recently played host to a group of students from the Homebase Garden Academy, which aims to provide a grounding for young people interested in a career in horticulture. Read more

Wyevale Garden Centres appoints Martin Bitmead and Patrick O’Connor

Wyevale Garden Centres, the UK's largest chain of garden centres, has further strengthened its trading division with the addition of Martin Bitmead as Head of Store Format and Design and Patrick O’Connor as Head of Visual Merchandising. Read more

Sky is the limit at RHS Flower Show for Young Designer of the Year

Sam Ovens, the designer of the garden The Sky's the Limit is named RHS National Young Designer of the Year at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Read more

BBC Great Allotment Challenge Judge is back for 50th Anniversary of
RHS Britain in Bloom

For the 50th anniversary of Britain in Bloom, run since 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Jim Buttress is returning as a judge for the 2014 national finals of the campaign. Read more

Paul Wright has joined Notcutts

Paul Wright has joined Notcutts as Regional Operations Manager looking after 9 Garden Centres in the Midlands and the North of England. Read more

New team at Black Country Metal Works

Due to high demand and a renewed focus in the trade market, BCMW have carefully brought together a team to launch new product lines for 2015. Read more

GCA signs up five more members in June

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced that it signed up some new garden centre members last month (June, 2014).  See more... Read more

Thetford Garden Centre

Sir Roy Strong a hit at Wyevale Nurseries’ open day

A LANDSCAPE designer, writer and ex-Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum was the guest speaker yesterday (July 2, 2014) during an open day at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries.

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Peter Chmiel from Grant Associates, winner of the archery competition

New CEO for Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Magrath as Chief Executive in planned succession from John May who, after 17 years in post will remain on the Board as Deputy Chairman. Read more

Sheila joins ‘the 25 year club’ at Wyevale Nurseries

Sheila Jackson has this month (June, 2014) joined an exclusive group of individuals in ‘the 25 year service club’ at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries. Read more

Glencrest Seatex appoint new Agents for the North West

Glencrest Seatex are very pleased to announce that George Cubrilo at Summit Sales has been appointed as sales agents for the North West of England. Read more

Millbrook Charity Walk

A team of staff members from Millbrook Garden Company are all set to walk between two of their Garden Centres, from Millbrook, Crowborough in East Sussex to Millbrook, Gravesend in Kent this September. Read more

HTA Benevolent Fund restructures Trustees

HTA Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce a restructure of its Board of Trustees following an Annual General Meeting in July 2014. Read more

Rising Stars prepare presentations for Final Masterclass

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) and Westland Horticulture Rising Stars 2014 Programme is holding its third and final Masterclass at Van Hage Garden Centre in Peterborough next month. Read more

Rising Stars hopefuls looking around Westland products at the previous masterclass, held at Baytree

James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London. Read more

RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair

Garland/Worth Gardening forecasts 55 per cent sales growth going into its 50th anniversary year

‘Sales Agent of the Year’ awarded to Joe Lydon of Scotland Read more

US Student wins Markham-Colegrave Scholarship to Belgium

Victoria Turbyfill, a student of University of Florida, US, has been awarded the Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship to enable her to study horticulture in Belgium. Read more

Top Awards for Millbrook's Garden Display at the Kent County Show

Millbrook Garden Company are proud to have won a Top Gold Award for their Show Garden in the Flower Marquee at the Kent County Show; and delighted to have also scooped The KCAS Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best Landscape or Garden Display Exhibit. Read more

Boyd on board for Greenfingers

Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating garden’s in children’s hospices across the UK, has today announced that Boyd Douglas-Davies has become a trustee for the charity. Read more

Rabbit Attack to provide PR for Lubera

Rabbit Attack is very happy and feels extremely privileged to have been asked to spearhead the PR for Lubera® in the UK. Read more

Johnsons flower seed sales give big boost to bumblebees

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT), has once again benefited from sales of a dedicated seed mixture produced by Johnsons.  For every packet of its Mixed Bumblebee Friendly Flowers seed purchased in the last year, 25p was pledged to the BBCT. Read more

FOE puts the boot into Paterson

FOE says Owen Paterson has been the worst Environment Secretary for decades and says the PM is right to remove him. See more… Read more

Maryanne Stokes Limited expands the team with a new recruit

Following a period of rapid growth, Somerset-based PR and marketing agency Maryanne Stokes Limited (MSL) is expanding with the appointment of Gemma Davies to the role of Account/Admin Manager. Read more

New Appointments at Town & Country

Town & Country announces two new appointments to its sales division as it continues to develop the business with an increased product portfolio and growing brand presence. Read more

£500 of gardening products to create sensory environment

Lansbury Bridge School is creating a very special sensory environment throughout its school grounds with help from Gardman, which has donated £500 worth of garden and wild bird care products. Read more

Cheers to a trio of new roles at Monkton Elm

The three senior managers at a family-run, independent garden centre in Somerset have been given new roles in the award-winning business this month (June, 2014). Read more

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