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


A new collection of houseplant care tools from Burgon & Ball

Burgon & Ball has for the first time turned its hundreds of years of tool-making expertise to indoor gardening, with the launch of a new collection of beautifully-crafted precision tools created specifically for houseplant care. Read more

Burgon and Ball terrarium tools

Oprah selects Burgon & Ball's 'Flora and Fauna' RHS gifts for 'Favorite Things 2018' list

A Burgon & Ball ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’ gift set has been named as a top gift selection by top American media personality Oprah Winfrey, in her ‘Favorite Things 2018’ list. Read more

Flora and Fauna collection

Pretty and practical: New Burgon & Ball gardening gifts for Christmas

This Christmas, Burgon & Ball has lots of gorgeous new gardening gifts and some handy new tools too, so retailers can put together a tempting array of must-have gifts for the Christmas season ahead! Whether you like to offer something fabulously floral, or whether you prefer to offer the purely practical, Burgon & Ball has a little something that’s just perfect. Read more

Burgon and Ball Houseplant Care - Houseplant Pruner

Cast Iron Statuary from The Pot Company

Leading supplier of planters, The Pot Company, has recently added a stunning collection of cast iron animal statues. Read more

Christmas department opens at Haskins Garden Centres

The garden centre group, Haskins, is celebrating after a successful launch of its Christmas department across all four of its centres. Read more

Christmas department opens at Haskins Garden Centres

How to sell aggregates at Christmas

Kelkay have turned the sales and merchandising of aggregates into a retail art with their range of branding, packaging and point of sale developments that have driven the category value ever upwards in recent years. It remains a seasonal business, however, with the cold winter months relatively quiet in the aggregates category. Read more

Greenkey launch Fairies at GLEE

Greenkey Garden & Home Ltd, back at Glee after 10 years, are introducing a Fairies range of solar and non-solar garden ornaments and novelty garden stakes. Read more

Kaemingk announces new solar lighting distribution deal with Stax Trade Centres

The solar lighting supplier Kaemingk has announced details of a new strategic distribution deal with a leading independent wholesale and cash and carry operator. The Dutch company will now see its outdoor solar lighting products being distributed by Stax Trade Centres, in a move which will extend the solar lighting offering made to the 50,000 Stax customers in the UK. Read more

Smart has Christmas all wrapped up!

The Smart Warehouse team have been busy wrapping over 1,500 very large ‘Christmas Presents’ with tens of thousands of cartons of Three Kings stock arriving at customers’ premises in time for Christmas displays! Read more

Santa’s helpers delivering Christmas cheer

Delightful additions to Plantpak terrariums

Following the huge success of Plantpak terrariums at GLEE last year, the range has been increased with the addition of a beautiful large glass globe and an elegant teardrop terrarium. Read more

Plantpak glass teardrop terrarium

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

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

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

Garden Lovers Gift Guide: Quintessentially British Christmas gifts for garden-lovers from the National Garden Scheme

Treat your garden-loving friends or family members to horticulture-inspired gifts and Christmas cards from the National Garden Scheme - and all proceeds will help support nursing and health charities such as Marie Curie, Hospice UK and Carers Trust. Read more


Kent & Stowe – Autumn or Christmas?

The 2018 gardening season has certainly been one to remember. At the start of the year the question on everyone’s mind was ‘When is it going to stop raining’. Read more

British Bloom: A new 'RHS Gifts for Gardeners' collection from Burgon & Ball

This autumn there’s a stunning new design collection in the award-winning ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’. ‘British Bloom’ is a dramatic confection of some of the garden’s best-loved and most on-trend flowers, in sumptuous rich colours. Read more

Burgon and Ball British Bloom gardening gloves

Kent & Stowe ‘Dig for Victory’

The Kent & Stowe ‘Dig for Victory’ Gift and Christmas range really captured the imagination of visitors to GLEE 2018. The life-size wartime bunker and memorabilia plus the representative from Imperial War Museums dressed in authentic clothing was the centre piece of this evocative re-creation. Read more

K&S - Dig for Victory Bunker - GLEE 2018

Town & Country Launch a wealth of new products at GLEE

Since acquiring Town & Country just one year ago, E.P. Barrus has fully refreshed and updated its offering, with 2019 seeing 120 new products added, following on from extensive customer research and product development. Read more

Small hand made hooks

The rustic Merchant is selling a new range of small hand forged hooks. A great impulse buy. Read more

Ivyline and Blue Alligator – exciting times!

Ivyline’s 2018 so far has seen a growth curve the business hasn’t realised in all of its 42 year history. Along with exciting new products launched and their new corporate brand strategy, it’s generated unprecedented customer demand for 2018. Read more

Kent & Stowe Gifts and Christmas at GLEE

The Kent & Stowe Gift and Christmas range will be launched at GLEE with stock available for delivery in September. Come and see us on our stand where we will have lots of interesting activity in conjunction with Imperial War Museums including an old wartime bunker and imagery with experts on hand with knowledge on the background. Read more

Dig for Victory - Hand Trowel and Gardeners Pot

Smart Garden’s Flamboya brand sets the industry standard in garden décor

Launched at Glee 2017 to critical acclaim, Smart Garden’s Flamboya brand has already achieved resounding sales success this season with an unrivalled selection of garden décor products, garden gifts and collectibles. This Glee the brand is going to be expanded even more with over 90 new designs, helping to further cement Flamboya as the market leader in the garden décor category. Read more

Fab Fox

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

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