Fallen Fruits announce their best ever Glee

Fallen Fruits are delighted to announce our best ever Glee.  The new stand concepts and products were well received and attracted customers new and old to the stand.  Read more

Michael Hall & Jackie Eades

Glee 2019 was a huge success for Ivyline

Glee 2019 was a huge success; it was our best show to date! We received an overwhelmingly positive response to the 350+ new lines in our SS20 collection, featuring trend leading indoor and outdoor planters, fire bowls and accessories. Read more


New report warns of pest threat from inported Christmas trees

A new report published by Grown in Britain is warning that Christmas trees imported from mainland Europe could be providing a pathway for new pests and diseases to enter the UK. Read more

Alton Towers Resort welcomes Treadstone’s Peter Rabbit merchandise

The Peter RabbitTM merchandise range created by Treadstone Products has proved to be a hit with visitors at Alton Towers’ popular CBeebies Land shop. Read more

Peter hat gloves and scarf set

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

Smart Garden buys Briers

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

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


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

Fun wellies, gloves for beautiful hands and the ultimate relief for gardeners' knees

From snug winter gloves to light-up children’s wellies, Town & Country has got the British winter covered. Read more

Town & Country Kids Light Up Wellies

Constant Garden Collection launches - permanent greenery for your home

Part of the Henry Bell family, Constant Garden Collection is a new premium brand of faux plants for home and garden launching at trade show Glee this September.   Read more

Constant Garden Collection

Take a weekend off watering the plants

Holidays and long weekends away can often cause problems for anyone leaving houseplants behind. Luckily, LECHUZA’s self-watering planters are here to save the day and remove all of the guesswork and worries, allowing plants to take care of themselves for weeks at time. Read more

Houseplant Revolution Keeps Growing!

The Orangery Collection is proud to announce that this week, Barton Grange have launched PTMD collection in their stunning entrance space. ' 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

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

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