Christmas humiliation for Boyd

Boyd Douglas-Davies has accepted the challenge from Natalie Porter to face 25 days of Christmas jumper humiliation all in the cause of Greenfingers. Read more

HTA report celebrates a year of achievement

Inaugural HTA report celebrates a year of achievements across carbon reduction, water resilience, sustainable growing media and plastics in horticulture. Read more

AIPH welcomes new board members

The General Meeting of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) concluded the online edition of the 73rd Annual Congress on 21 October. Read more

Azpects adds to sales team

Azpects Ltd, creators of EASYJoint, are pleased to welcome Emma Dallas to our Sales Department, as Regional Account Manager for Retail. Azpects specialise in developing and manufacturing products for creating and maintaining outdoor hard landscaping. Read more

Emma Dallas and Scott Westwood

Product development and innovation will drive business growth

After many months of focus on managing stock availability and coping with unprecedented demand for their core lines, AMES UK is now looking to the future with an exciting programme of new product innovation with the appointment of a product director. Read more

Caroline Elliot, Product Director

Provender Nurseries sees staff move to new roles

Eight members of staff have been promoted internally at wholesale plants and sundries supplier Provender Nurseries in response to a review of the company workforce. Read more

Carl Vinton. Rosina Green. Tom Whitefield. Alex Buckley. Lewis Ward. Clare King

Alan Titchmarsh MBE inaugurated as the new President of the Garden Museum

The Garden Museum is delighted to announce that Alan Titchmarsh MBE VMH DL – gardener, broadcaster and writer – has been inaugurated as the new President of the Museum. Read more

Sproutl strengthens executive team with Coo Hire

Sproutl, the curated online gardening marketplace, today announces that Devin Sinclair will be joining the company in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer.  Read more

Devin Sinclair

Former LOFA secretary Phil Gibbs receives prison sentence for fraud

Phil Gibbs, former LOFA Secretary was given a 27-month custodial sentence for Fraud by abuse of position. Read more

Phil Gibbs

RHS director general Sue Biggs to retire next June

Sue Biggs CBE will retire as Director General of The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in June 2022 after 11 years. Read more

Sue Biggs, RHS director general

Founder of Wildlife World hands over to Mark Pitman

Norman Sellers who started Wildlife World in the 1990’s is stepping back to become non-exec chairman.  The new managing director is Mark Pitman. Read more

Norman Sellers

Key appointment in AMES UK business integration plans

The challenges in bringing full integration to four separate and thriving businesses is what excited Kiran Patel about the role of IT Director at AMES UK. Read more

Kiran Patel - IT Director

New Commercial Director for Hozelock UK

Hozelock, Britain’s leading watering expert, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Bird as Commercial Director. Read more

 Alan Bird, Commercial Director

Eddie Topping UPDATED

Eddie Topping, founder of Barton Grange, passed away on Monday evening at the age of 89, with his family at his side. Eddie devoted his life to the horticultural industry and charitable causes in the local area. Read more

Eddie Topping

James Worby Agencies scoop award as Garland sales agent

In only its second year as a Garland Products sales agent, James Worby Agencies has scooped the Garland Products coveted ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award.  Read more

James Worby (R) & ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award with Mark Dedman.

Tamsin Westhorpe appointed editor of Inside Horticulture magazine

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of horticultural journalist Tamsin Westhorpe as editor of its flagship member magazine, Inside Horticulture.  Read more

Tamsin Westhorpe

Hillier welcomes new sales manager to amenity team

Hillier Nurseries is pleased to announce the expansion of its Amenity team, following two record-breaking years of sales, with the appointment of Gareth Ashenhurst. Read more

Tracy Wathen Jones, Gareth Ashenhurst & Gemma Seikus

3 senior appointments at Dobbies

Dobbies seeks to boost its leadership team with the appointment of 2 new directors from outside the garden sector and a head of buying from the RHS. Read more

Tim Hollis

Southern Trident appoints new Digital and E-Commerce Manager

Southern Trident is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Digital and E-Commerce Manager. Alistair Williams has joined the company to help develop, lead and manage all the commercial and marketing activities of the company’s online networks. Read more

New Digital and E-Commerce Manager. Alistair Williams.

Green-tech appoints new Managing Director

Landscape supplier Green-tech has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director. Read more

Richard and Rachel Kay Kris Nellist and Chris Clark

The Greenfingers Charity team is expanding

Exciting opportunity for new Garden Project Manager. This new role will see a dedicated, passionate and experienced individual help the Greenfingers Charity to realise its ambitious plans to create even more much-needed garden spaces at hospices throughout the country. Read more

Wyevale Nurseries’ welcomes new management trainee

Julia Giermaniuk from Tarrington has recently joined one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford on its Management Trainee scheme. Read more

Julia Giermaniuk

David Stevens FSGD receives SGD Lifetime Achievement Award

SGD Fellow and renowned garden designer, author, broadcaster and educator David Stevens FSGD has been named as this years recipient of the Society of Garden Designers Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

David Stevens FSGD

Haskins promotes long-standing staff member to Operations Director

Ben Harrison has been promoted to Operations Director of Haskins Garden Centres after 12 years with the family business. Read more

Brett Avery can no longer be HTA President

HTA vice president, Brett Avery, will no longer be eligible to become President on Oct 7th as he is to leave Farplants and the sector at the end of the year. Read more

Brett Avery

GCA welcomes 10 new members in 2021

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has seen a number of new members join in 2021 – with 10 signing up so far this year (2021). Read more

New GCA member Squire's Garden Centre Frensham

A celebration of Eddie Topping's Life

There will be a celebration of his Life. St Lawrence’s Church, Barton at 3.30pm.  All are very welcome. Read more

Founder and Managing Director retires

Borge Leth, founder of Alexander Rose, retires after 27 years at Alexander Rose.  Read more

Jan Vejsholt has been appointed as the new Managing Director at Alexander Rose

Derek Jarman to become BPOA chairman designate

Following a BPOA meeting this week, Derek Jarman has been co-opted as a member and will become chairman designate, his position being confirmed at the AGM in January. Read more

Derek Jarman

Four Oaks announces death of Pat Coutts

Four Oaks Trade Show has announced the death of Pat Coutts, who led the event across 5 decades, at the age of 76. Read more

Pat Coutts

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