Another rebuff for Yarnton Nurseries

Yarnton Nurseries has had plans to build 14 houses on surplus land turned down due to Green Belt restrictions. See more... Read more

Planners to consider two new garden retail outlets

Planners in Pendle, Lancashire and in South Norfolk each have proposals that would allow the building of large new garden retail outlets. See more… Read more

Gloucestershire’s Highfield Garden World on track for spring launch

Highfield Garden World, Gloucestershire’s leading independent garden centre, has revealed the business is on track to complete its new restaurant and retail development by the end of February. See more... Read more

After the heat, the floods

Three garden centres in the Midlands suffered flooding in the storms that marked the breakdown of the heatwave. See more... Read more

Highgate garden centre to close

Highgate Garden Centre, one of five within the Capital Gardens group, is to close in the next couple of weeks following its sale last year. See more… Read more

Next wins permission for fourth Home & Garden store

Next has been granted permission to build its fourth Home & Garden store at High Wycombe. Another four are progressing through the planning process. See more... Read more

Supermarket plans for garden centre rejected

Plans to build a Sainsbury’s supermarket on Malmesbury Garden Centre have been rejected. See more... Read more

Demand for garden centres at record levels

Garden centre agent, Mike Gilbert of Gilbert Evans has sold four garden centres this year with two more deals likely in the next six weeks. Demand he says is as strong as it has ever been, despite the weather. See more... Read more

British Garden Centres group purchases Woodthorpe Leisure Park

British Garden Centres group has announced the purchase of a new branch to their tree - Woodthorpe Leisure Park. See more... Read more

Suttons Seeds heralds in 2013 with a new trial ground

A new trial ground will provide Suttons Seeds with more space for new variety and growing technique trialling as well as opportunities for putting on events for the public and the press. See more... Read more

Trebaron GC in Preston is sold

Trebaron Garden Centre in Preston has been sold to Duxbury Holdings. The site was owned separately from the other Trebaron garden centres. See more… Read more

Friday deadline for offers on Whiteleys Garden Centre

Bids for Whiteleys Garden Centre must be submitted by Friday. Sales at the £2m turnover garden centre near Huddersfield have held up well since it went into administration. See more... Read more

Alfords in Grimsby is for sale - Updated

Alfords Garden Centre in Grimsby has been put up for sale as the owners plan to retire. They wish to sell as a going concern but there is also the potential for development. See more… Read more

Dobbies given thumbs-up for King’s Lynn

Dobbies’ first joint store with Tesco has been approved by planners at Kings Lynn. Work should start next spring. See more... Read more

One Garden Centre expands, another is to close

Honiton Garden Centre has a new name following redevelopment. Further north, Greenhouse 2000, is to be shut down and sold by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. See more... Read more

Work to start on Probus garden centre in March

Work looks set to start on the first phase of a destination garden centre, restaurant and display gardens at Probus near Truro in Cornwall this spring. See more... Read more

Varying fortunes for Garden centres seeking to build houses

Fortunes differ at three garden centres in environmentally sensitive locations. Yarnton, Highgate and Barlaston are all looking for permission to build houses on all or part of their sites. See more... Read more

Retailers keep trading despite floods

There was a lot of clearing up after yesterday’s storm, which brought a range of hazards: wind, floods and lack of power. But damage seems relatively light. See more... Read more

October opening for Tesco/Dobbies Kings Lynn complex

Construction work on the new Tesco/Dobbies complex in Kings Lynn is progressing so well, trading will begin much earlier than planned. See more... Read more

Mixed planning fortunes for garden centres

Garden centres experience mixed fortunes when it comes to planning. There’s disappointment for Keydell Nurseries, hope for Garsons and concern over Highgate. See more… Read more

Summerseat Garden Centre acquires second centre

Summerseat Garden Centre Ltd has acquired Stephen H. Smith’s Garden & Leisure Bolton branch located at Radcliffe Moor Road, Bradley Fold. See more... Read more

Inexperienced valuers create problems

Quinton Edwards warns that valuers with little garden centre experience are causing problems for garden centres and horticultural businesses seeking bank funding. See more... Read more

Sheeplands fears closure if appeal fails

Rob Scott, owner of Hare Hatch Sheeplands fears that his dispute with Wokingham Borough Council could close the business. See more... Read more

Plans revealed for new Tewkesbury garden centre

Plans will be put on show on Thursday for a £30m retail development near Tewkesbury that will include a garden centre. See more... Read more

Notcutts to share Bagshot garden centre with Waitrose

Notcutts hopes to build a Waitrose store on its garden centre site at Bagshot on the A30 in Surrey and to build a new garden centre alongside it. See more... Read more

Gardenforum’s Review of 2012

Here’s a summary of the news that has filled the Gardenforum pages in 2012. It is dominated by the impact of the weather and perhaps the economy. The story is open to all our readers. See more... Read more

Large Norwich garden centre for sale

Highway Garden & Leisure, a large modern garden centre near Norwich, has been brought to the market by Quinton Edwards. See more... Read more

New garden centre for North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire is to get a new garden centre. Willows will open in February at Glentham, near Market Rasen. See more... Read more

Garden & Leisure win permission for Waitrose co-development

Garden & Leisure has finally won permission to redevelop Percy Thrower's Garden Centre. When completed the site will have a Waitrose supermarket alongside a new, larger garden centre. See more... Read more

Opportunity to lease large new garden centre

Gilbert Evans is offering the opportunity to lease a new 50,000 sq ft. garden centre in an existing factory outlet at Castleford. It will be ready for spring 2014. See more... Read more

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