Tribute to rose grower and breeder Robert Harkness

Robert Harkness the rose grower and breeder died earlier this month at the age of 61 after a fight with cancer.  See more for a tribute. Read more

£2.3 million garden centre restaurant celebrates 1st year success

The new £2.3 million restaurant opened 12 months ago at the Haskins Garden Centre at West End, Southampton, has seen a 75% rise in turnover compared to original restaurant. Read more

Chilli culinary skills put to test to create new product!

The entrants ranged from biscuits to chutneys in a chilli competition testing the culinary skills of students at Writtle College. Read more

Lifetime Achievement award for Bents' chairman

Bents Garden & Home is celebrating an impressive double having won two of this year’s prestigious Garden Retail awards. Read more

Smart Solar expands in-house design team

Following its acquisition of the distribution rights for Haxnicks ‘love to grow’ products, Smart Solar has appointed Nick Satchell to join their product design and development team. Read more

The Garden Centre Group gets new CEO and finance director

The Garden Centre Group has announced the appointment of Kevin Bradshaw as chief executive officer and Nils Steinmeyer as chief financial officer. See more... Read more

Simon appointed new Manager for Haskins' Ferndown Garden Centre

Simon Morris from Bournemourth is appointed General Manager of Haskins' Ferndown Garden Centre. Read more

New Sales Executive for Scotland & NW England area

Suttons Seeds are pleased to announce the appointment of their new Sales Executive for the Scotland and NW England area. Read more

Alan Titchmarsh receives Pearson Memorial Medal at HTA Garden Futures Dinner

Alan Titchmarsh MBE,VMH, DL has been awarded the Pearson Memorial Medal at the HTA Garden Futures Conference dinner, in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the horticultural industry. Read more

New Gardman Team for B&Q

Gardman has announced the appointments of a new Senior National Acounts Manager and of a new role, a Category Project Manager, for B&Q. Read more

Nicholas Marshall leaves The Garden Centre Group

It has been announced that Nicholas Marshall stepped down as CEO of The Garden Centre Group earlier today. The company will be run by its new chairman, while a new CEO is recruited. See more... Read more

Rainer Schubert is new Sales Director for Scotts Miracle-Gro

Rainer Schubert has been promoted to Sales Director, Scotts Miracle-Gro Consumer UK Business Group. The appointment is effective from 1st October. Read more

Consumer specialist appointed Head of Bayer Garden

Darren Brown has been appointed Head of Bayer Garden.  His appointment builds on the company’s recent investment in the development of the Bayer Garden brand. 
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Solus wins Supplier of the Year at the 2012 Greatest Awards

Solus Garden & Leisure are pleased to announce that they were awarded the Supplier of the Year Award at the recent Greatest Awards. Read more

Gardman appoint New General Manager, China

Gardman has appointed Lars Hard as its new General Manager, China Read more

Monkton Elm scoops top Somerset Business Award

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre is celebrating this week (November 19, 2012) after being named as Somerset’s best family-run business at the annual Somerset Business Awards. Read more

Television presenter James Wong returns to Writtle College to talk for Edible Essex

Television presenter James Wong returned to Writtle College last night to give an engaging talk about edible plant species in Essex that we can all grow in our back gardens. Read more

Steve Hancke joins the Allett team

The newest name in domestic cylinder lawnmowers, Allett Mowers from Hixon in Staffordshire, has recruited another new member of the management team. Read more

New East Anglia Area Sales Manager for Glencrest

Glencrest Seatex Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Lucas as Area Sales Manager for East Anglia. Read more

Sandstone Design Solutions opens at Millbrook

A garden centre in East Sussex is this month (November, 2012) welcoming an award-winning landscape and garden design business to its premises. Read more

Nils Steinmeyer becomes Group CFO of The Garden Centre Group

Nils was a Finance Director at Terra Firma with responsibility for The Garden Centre Group and has been a member of The Garden Centre Group’s board since the date of acquisition.  He now becomes Group Chief Finance Officer. Read more

John Woods Nurseries announces appointment of non-executive Chairman

John Woods Nurseries has announced the appointment of Tim Cooper Jones as non-executive chairman. Read more

Titchmarsh continues as B&Q ambassador

Alan Titchmarsh, recent recipient of the HTA’s Pearson Memorial Medal, is to spread the green word on Facebook as the ambassador for B&Q. See more... Read more

Suttons Seeds raises £8,500 for Greenfingers

Staff at Suttons Seeds recently presented a cheque for £8,500 to a charity dedicated to creating gardens at children’s hospices nationwide. Read more

Haxnicks sales director moves to Smart Solar

Following last month’s announcement that Smart Solar is distributing the Haxnicks range of products across the UK, France and Germany, Smart Solar has announced the appointment of the former Haxnicks’ sales director Malcolm Andrews. Read more

Denis Chamberlain joins MorePeople as an Associate Director

MorePeople are delighted to announce that Denis Chamberlain has joined the MorePeople team as an Associate Director. Read more

Jekka McVicar to be President of the Herb Society 2013-2015

Currently a Patron of the Herb Society, Jekka McVicar takes up her new role as President from 1 January 2013. Read more

GCA names Wylie as Interim CEO

The GCA has parted company with Phil Slinger only months after his appointment as CEO. Iain Wylie takes on the role on an interim basis. See more… Read more

Smart Solar agrees exclusive licencing rights to distribute Haxnicks product range

Smart Solar is delighted to announce that with immediate effect it is distributing the Haxnicks range of products across the UK, France and Germany under an exclusive licensing deal. Read more

Talking points from Glee

Here are some of the talking points from Glee including the prospect of a peat shortage, the absence of the new chief executive of the GCA and unrest among sales agents. See more... Read more

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