Help your Little Gardeners grow

New to Little Gardeners (Johnsons’ range for children) this season, are two flower and two vegetable starter kits – Cheery Nasturtiums, Gigantic Sunflowers, Halloween Pumpkins and Sweet Strawberries. Read more

Four New Little Gardeners Starter Kits

Growing gifts for every season

G Plants have launched their latest brochure of year-round giftware. Read more

Diary

Treadstone Products launches new website

As part of its ongoing business development and expansion plans, Wrexham-based Treadstone Products has launched a new website showcasing its two main divisions: Treadstone Garden and Treadstone Safety. Read more

Act swiftly to secure your gorgeous trend driven Christmas collection from Ivyline

Christmas 2018 saw an unprecedented demand for festive home accessories and novelty gifts, with Garden Centres reporting a staggering increase in sales of up to 37%. Read more

Ivyline trading update & Brexit promise

2018 was a great year for Ivyline with Ivyline posting a huge 18% YOY growth. Ivyline have invested heavily in record stock levels to ensure there is no disruption in supply should a no deal scenario happen on the 26th of March. Read more

Westland announces continuation of Gardman Marie Curie range

Following Westland’s acquisition of Gardman, it has been announced that the company will continue to support the partnership with Marie Curie. Read more

Smart to unveil an extended Three Kings collection

Smart are delighted to be unveiling their extended Three Kings collection at the Harrogate Christmas and Gift Fair. Read more

Neonesque Star of Bethlehem

Bents and Cowells take the top GCA plant awards

Bents and Cowells top the first day’s awards at the 2018 GCA conference. Also prominent were Fairways of Ashbourne, Stratford and Barton Grange Garden Centres. Read more

Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Bents Garden & Home

GC Christmas sales have ‘stalled a bit’ after a 7 – 10 year trend of huge increases

The majority of garden centres say Christmas sales were up but competition is increasing and December sales were disappointing for some. Read more

Vivid Arts settles dispute with Tom Chambers

The legal battle between Vivid Arts and Tom Chambers regarding allegations of design right infringement, copyright infringement and passing off has been resolved. Read more

Vivid's range

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more

December was the biggest month of the year for GCA members

The latest figures from the GCA show 2014 was the best year for 4 years with December beating May as the biggest sales month of the year. Read more

Notcutts opens phase 2 of Wheatcroft

Notcutts is to open phase 2 of Wheatcroft garden centre. The centrepiece is “The Street Kitchen” themed restaurant where each van cooks a different type of cuisine. See more… Read more

Burgon & Ball wins five stars at Chelsea

Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, has won five stars from the Royal Horticultural Society for its stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. Read more

Burgon & Ball showcases new products at Chelsea

Burgon & Ball showcases Corona Tools and new RHS-endorsed Container Gardening Range at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read more

Burgon and Ball RHS-endorsed container tools group

Treadstone customers to benefit from office, staffing and operational improvements

As part of its ongoing development and expansion plans, Treadstone Products has made a number of changes to its business operations. Read more

Treadstone supports stockists with full range of merchandising materials

As part of its ongoing commitment to its stockist customers, Treadstone Products has put together a comprehensive range of merchandiser options to support all of the products in its three main product ranges. Read more

PR display stand

Jobs

Smart Garden buys Briers

Smart Garden Products has announced the purchase of Briers, the leading glove supplier, from administrators. Read more

Smart team are delighted to retain top GCA award

Last night’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) 53rd annual conference and Gala dinner saw the Smart Garden team scoop the prestigious Associate of the Year award, proudly retaining the Haskings Stewart cup as top supplier to the industry. Read more

Associate Member of the Year - Smart Garden Products

Millennials drive Plantpak Terrariums growth

Millennials interest in the tranquil nature of indoor plants is having a very positive effect within this sector. So, its no wonder that Plantpak terrariums are so desirable to the 20-30 age group who benefit from a happy and relaxed atmosphere. Read more

Plantpak glass globe terrarium

Elho completes purchase of Ebertsankey

Elho’s Good(s)Factory has completed the purchase of Ebertsankey as Fiskars focuses on its core consumer business. Read more

Christmas and gift sales took off in October

Latest figures from the GCA Barometer of trade show how revenue from gifts and Christmas lines doubled in October. Outdoor plant sales were also good. Read more

Brinsmore Gardens, Yeovil

Plants now take second place to catering

If August is wet plant sales prosper. If it is dry garden furniture sales do well. Last month was different. It was wet and dry in different areas and both categories flourished according to the latest GCA figures. But long term trend shows the proportional fall of traditional gardening. Read more

Paradise Park

GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. Read more

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Where to see the best Garden Centre Christmas displays

The GCA has named 13 regional winners in their annual Christmas display competition.  To see where to go to see the best displays. Read more

Castle Gardens Christmas displays

Looking ahead - It's not all doom and gloom

2013 turned out to be another disappointing year in all three key sectors of the garden retail market – garden plants, garden care and garden leisure – with all three sectors showing a steady decline in the five years to 2013 covered by the Analysis. Read more

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