Go ahead for new Dunbar Garden Centre

Berwick-upon-Tweed garden centre has won an appeal to build a new garden centre, 30 minutes away in Dunbar. This will be their second site. See more... Read more

Sussex Garden Centres opens eco-friendly Mayberry

Tates, owners of Sussex Garden Centres, held the official opening of its new, eco-friendly garden centre, Mayberry, at Portslade last weekend. This is the third in the group. See more... Read more

The Garden Centre Group closes Church Lawford

The Garden Centre Group is to close its garden centre at Church Lawford, between Coventry and Rugby. It also moves head office at the end of the month. See more... Read more

Dobbies wins Peterborough approval

Dobbies' plans to open 6 new garden centres during 2011 take another step forward as permission is granted for a new development at Peterborough. See more… Read more

Vermeulens Garden Centre is for sale

The planned sale of Vermeulens Garden Centre between Woking and Guildford has fallen through. The owners are seeking a new operator to buy or lease the site. See more... Read more

Hurrans' Langstone centre goes for housing

The former Hurrans garden centre at Langstone, which closed in January 2009 when the group went into administration, is to be developed for housing. See more... Read more

Hawkesmill Nurseries to extend production and improve despatch

Malcolm Scott Consultants have been successful in winning 2 planning permissions for Hawkesmill Nurseries in the West Midlands. This will lead to increased growing capacity and improved despatch. See more... Read more

Massive new warehouse for Gardman

Gardman has signed up for a massive new warehouse near to its main warehouse operations in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. It will help ensure that they hold enough stock during what they claim to be a growth phase. See more... Read more

Local opposition to Notcutts proposed Central Distribution Depot

Residents have formed an action group to fight Notcutts’ plan to build a 100,000 sq ft central distribution warehouse in Woodbridge to service its garden centres. See more... Read more

Dobbies opens first Northern Irish centre

On Friday 25th September 2010, Dobbies will welcome its first Northern Irish customers to a new 48,000sq ft Dobbies Garden World in Lisburn, Belfast – the company’s first centre in the Province. See more... Read more

Dobbies wins public support for Peterborough

A plan to create a new Dobbies Garden Centre at Hampton, Peterborough, has been given overwhelming support by the public. Read more

Lloyds Bank to sell Faversham

The garden centre site at Faversham, where a Bicester style development is planned, is to be sold by Lloyds Bank. See more... Read more

Squire's closes Shepperton for winter rebuild

The bulldozers have moved on to the Squire’s garden centre at Shepperton, flattening the old centre in preparation for a major redevelopment. See more... Read more

Caddington Garden Centre to rise from the ashes?

New owner lodges planning application to rebuild Caddington Garden Centre, destroyed by fire two years ago. See more... Read more

Tesco revives plans to convert former Hurrans garden centre

Tesco has revived plans to convert the former Hurrans garden centre at Churchdown to be a community store. See more... Read more

Large new Garden Centre opens in Blackburn

A new garden centre has opened its doors in the Ribble Valley. Carr Hall Home and Garden Centre occupies 12 acres of a 137 acre site, North of Blackburn. See more... Read more

Squire’s opens Shepperton officially today

Today is the formal opening of the rebuilt Squire’s garden centre at Shepperton, which has been closed since last summer. It has been replaced with a £4.2m new development. See more... Read more

460 seat restaurant for new Roundstone Garden Centre

Haskins has unveiled plans for the new £12 million garden centre at Roundstone, which is planned to open in March 2012. See more... Read more

Toad Hall Garden Centre plans to re-locate

Toad Hall Garden Centre has submitted a planning application for a new garden centre on the former Wyevale site at Shiplake, South of Henley. If successful, Toad Hall will relocate to the site in 2012. See more... Read more

Hillier to open new Eastbourne garden centre in February

Hillier Garden Centres will open its first new-build garden centre next month. The 2000 sq m. development is on the former Glyndley Nurseries on the A27 near Eastbourne. See more... Read more

Haskins to invest £16.5 million this year

The recently announced £2.3m restaurant upgrade at Haskins’ West End garden centre is part of a £16.5 million investment programme by the group this year. See more… Read more

2010 – The highlights

Here are the highlights of stories that appeared on the Gardenforum Noticeboard in 2010. If there are any you missed, they are all still available. See more... (Open to All) Read more

Dobbies continues to expand

In the next few weeks Dobbies is to start building at Carlisle and expects to win permission for a new garden centre in Liverpool. It has also introduced a kitchen outlet in Aberdeen. See more... Read more

Former Hurrans flagship to become a supermarket

Persistence has paid off for Tesco and the once famous Hurrans Garden Centre at Churchdown is destined to become a supermarket. See more... Read more

Dunbar GC turned down

Controversial plans for a new garden centre in Dunbar have been refused permission against the advice of planning officers. See more... Read more

Woodthorpe Hall buys Towneley GC

The Woodthorpe Hall Group buys Towneley Garden Centre in Burnley from receivers, making it five garden centres in the group. See more... Read more

Councillors give go-ahead to Dobbies in Carlisle

Carlisle councillors have approved the scaled down plans for a new Dobbies Garden Centre in Carlisle. It will be one of four new centres to open next spring. See more... Read more

Planning permission for Belton Garden Centre

Belton Garden Centre, bought 3 years ago by the owners of Ruskington Garden Centre, has been granted plannng permission for a £2m development. See more... Read more

Dobbies plans six more garden centres for 2011

The Dobbies' pipeline for new garden centres is growing. Four new garden centres are scheduled to open next spring, with a further two later in 2011. See more... Read more

Logistics shake-up for B&Q

B&Q is to end its third-party logistics agreements and plans a huge new distribution centre at Swindon. See more… Read more

To see earlier stories - Look in the News Archive