New curator appointed at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has appointed Paul Cook as the new curator of RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Read more

From happy memories to a blossoming future

A new Memorial Garden is being designed as a living tribute to the sad loss of the founder Peter Beales, his wife Joan and daughter Amanda, all of whom died within a few months of each other during the last year. Read more

Mr Fothergill's - Co-sponsors of the International Garden Centre Congress

Mr Fothergill's joint-managing directors Dave Carey and John Fothergill accompanied 24 representatives from UK garden centres to the International Garden Centre Congress.  Read more

New President for HTA

Following the HTA AGM which took place on 16 October at One Great George Street in London, Stan Green from Growforth Ltd has been elected as HTA President. Stan takes up the Presidency and the role of chair of the HTA Board for a two year term taking over from Caroline Owen. Read more

Neville Prest, Managing Director, to leave Garden & Leisure Group

Following the recent acquisition of the Garden & Leisure Group, The Garden Centre Group announces that Neville Prest, Managing Director of the Garden & Leisure Group, has decided to leave the company. Read more

McArdle appointed Marketing Director at William Sinclair

William Sinclair Horticulture, one of the UK's leading producers of growing media, fertiliser and garden
sundries, announces the appointment of Simon McArdle as Marketing Director. Read more

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

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

Paul elected to IGCA board

Paul Cooling has recently (October, 2013) been elected to the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) board replacing Sue Allen who is retiring from the role. Read more

Student captures remarkable photograph of parasitoid wasp

This remarkable photograph of the parasitoid wasp Praon volucre emerging from its cocoon inside an aphid was taken by Nika Eftekhari, a student on the MSc Horticulture - Crop Production programme at Writtle College.  Read more

Tommy Gill appointed as Director of Commercial operations at Hockley International

Hockley International ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Tommy Gill as Director of Commercial Operations. In this capacity he is responsible for all activities in Sales & Marketing, Operations and Logistics. Read more

Geoff Caesar receives Pearson Memorial Medal at HTA Garden Futures Dinner

Geoff Caesar has been awarded the Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures Conference dinner held at One Great George Street in London (16 October), in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the horticultural industry. Read more

Raymond Blanc Calls on Communities to Grow Organic

Home-grown is better option to shop-bought fare, says world-famous chef as RHS Britain in Bloom 2013 results are announced. Read more

GIMA opens search for new Director

GIMA opens its search for a new Director with an announcement on Jobforum. This follows the news that Neil Gow will step down in February. See more... Read more

Stagecraft appoints new managing director

Seb Smith, 50, is the new managing director of leading shopfit and garden centre design business Stagecraft. He takes over from founder Tom Davis, who will move to the chairman’s role. 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

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

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