Oldest garden centre manager Phyllis Self dies aged 105

The industries oldest boss, director of Whitehall Garden Centres who worked daily until well past her 102nd birthday, has died at the age of 105. Read more

Royal Horticultural Society appoints first ever Principal Scientist - plant health

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has appointed Gerard Clover as its first Principal Scientist with responsibility for plant health. Role recognises increased threat from pests and diseases. Read more

NEHS appoints new Director of Horticulture

The North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) today announced the appointment of Martin Fish as Director of Horticulture for the leading gardening charity. Read more

Winning Designer and Garden Scholar announced in the Raymond Blanc Heritage Garden Competition

The winning garden designer in the inaugural Raymond Blanc Heritage Garden
 competition has been named as Anne Keenan MSGD. Read more

Mr Fothergill's gets children growing again after primary school garden is vandalised

Staff at Suffolk seedsman Mr Fothergill's were saddened to learn that when children at a local primary school returned after the summer holiday they found the garden they had been tending the term before had been vandalised. Read more

New sales director for Solus Garden and Leisure

Midlands-based Solus Garden & Leisure, one of the UK's biggest suppliers and distributors of own and third-party gardening and lifestyle brands to garden centres and retailers, has appointed a sales director in support of its strategic business growth plans. Read more

Leading nursery and retail grower gains fresh perspective with new director

Mahood Brothers Limited of Lathom, Lancashire are delighted to announce the appointment of Marcel Willems as their new managing director. Read more

Hayloft Plants appoints new chairman

Worcestershire based Hayloft Plants Limited, the specialist direct marketing young plants business has appointed Martin Harvey as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman. Read more

Landscape industry heroes triumph and complete 3 Peaks Extreme Challenge for Perennial

After six gruelling days of climbing mountains and cycling 450 miles, the fantastic Three Peaks Extreme Challenge team finally completed their fundraising challenge for Perennial yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon in mist and driving rain. Read more

Craft Advisor and garden centre shortlisted to win awards

A craft advisor and the Somerset garden centre where she is employed have both recently (September 10, 2013) been shortlisted for the Somerset Business Awards. Read more

Neil Gow to Step Down as GIMA Director

Neil Gow has today announced that he will be stepping down as Director of GIMA, the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association, in the New Year. Read more

Richard Burt has been promoted to sales director at Provender Nurseries

Richard Burt, sales manager promoted to sales director at Provender Nurseries. Read more

Eric Gallagher, director of Cardwell Garden Centre has died

Eric Gallagher, founder of Cardwell garden centre in the west of Scotland, has died. He was honored by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society for significant contribution to horticulture and was well respected for his charity work. For more details click on the website link below. Read more

Garden centre owner John Toomer has died

The death has been reported of John Toomer.  He ran Toomers Garden Centre in Swindon and Cirencester.  He was also a popular local politician and a keen sportsman.  The full tribute and photo can be read by clicking on the website link below. Read more

In memoriam: Fokke Gnodde

Mr Gnodde passed away on July 22nd. His body gave up against a debilitating disease; his spirit was strong to the end. Read more

Garden buyer, Andrew West, leaves TGCG

Andrew West, left The Garden Centre Group last week. As Head of Garden Care reporting to Steve Pitcher he was the senior buyer of garden products. He was one of the team bought in by former CEO Nicholas Marshall having worked together at Country Gardens. Read more

Bransford Webbs Propagation Manager wins top industry award at IPPS conference

On Thursday night last week Karl O’neill, Bransford Webb’s propagation manager won the much coveted Rose Bowl at the IPPS conference held at Best westerns Premier Yew Lodge Hotel in Derbyshire. Read more

New sales team appointments at Solus

Following the recent appointment of new sales director May Philpott, Solus Garden & Leisure has made further significant new additions to its sales team. Read more

Darlac appoints new sales manager SE

Damian McEvoy has been appointed sales manager South East, for Darlac Ltd, the garden tools company who specialise in unusual garden tools and accessories. Read more

Josh McBain to speak on the evolving retail environment at HTA Garden Futures

Josh McBain, the Future Foundation, will be exploring this concept in his talk ‘Retail 2020+’ at the HTA Garden Futures Conference that takes place on 17 October 2013 at One Great George Street, London. Read more

New boss at award winning garden centre

The Haskins Garden Centre, at Roundstone near Littlehampton has a new boss. Nick Joad has been appointed as General Manager of the award winning centre which opened in March 2012 after a £13m investment by the privately owned Haskins group. Read more

Pret a Manger MD joins HTA Garden Futures line-up

Mark Palmer, Managing Director of High Street catering chain, Pret a Manger, is the latest high profile speaker to join the line-up for the HTA Garden Futures Conference which takes place on 16 and 17 October 2013 at One Great George Street, London. Read more

Directors to leave as RHS restructures

Changes announced by RHS Director General, Sue Biggs, mean promotion for Jim Gardiner and Hayley Monkton and redundancy for directors James Rudoni and Stephen Bennett with Bob Sweet retiring. See more... Read more

Carol Paris appointed on full time basis

Carol Paris has been appointed as full time permanent HTA Chief Executive with immediate effect. See more... Read more

Vegtrug appoints Crowley as sales manager

VegTrug Limited, the original, self contained, raised vegetable garden company has appointed Mark Crowley as UK sales manager from September 2013. Read more

Webbs team triumphs in ‘oarsome’ display

A team of workers from Webbs Garden Centres in Wychbold and West Hagley triumphed on the water in a charity dragon boat race. Read more

Kim ready to run for cancer charity in memory of 5 year old

A Stourport-on-Severn mum will be pushing herself to the limit in the Great North Run on 15th September to honour a family member who died of cancer at just five years old. Read more

Mike Lind welcomes restaurant expansion plans

Managing Director of the award-winning, independent, family-run business, Mike Lind said: “We’re very proud to have received planning permission to redevelop our restaurant, which will ensure we can continue to meet the high standards our customers expect from Monkton Elm." Read more

Ryedale Group to appoint Philip Mabon as Group Creative Director

Ryedale Group, owners of Hortipak, have announced that Philip Mabon will join them in October as Group Creative Director. Read more

Gardman’s new CEO starts on Monday

Stewart Hainsworth starts work with Gardman on Monday as its new Chief Executive Officer. He completes the new team at Gardman under chairman, Jonathan Halford. See more... Read more

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