Books to inspire children to learn new languages

Catnap Stories® are Beautifully Illustrated Books, Written and Published by British Author Heidi Bryant. For Children aged 4-11. Discover a New Language, City or Country Today! Read more

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ClipGlove comes out top in Good Housekeeping test!

ClipGlove has proved to be a hit with the team at Good Housekeeping magazine. In their recent test, ClipGlove came top in 4 out of the 6 categories tested. Read more

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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

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

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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

Primeur continues to support retailers as the industry emerges from lockdown

Primeur has always prided itself on delivering the highest quality customer service levels, and it certainly wasn’t going to let a global pandemic stand in the way of this! Since lockdown the leading supplier of garden products has been working tirelessly to ensure that its retailer customers are fully stocked to meet consumer demand. Read more

Treadstone introduces Peter Rabbit Garden Clogs

Treadstone Products has boosted its ever-popular Peter Rabbit themed outdoor adventure range for children with a new collection of garden clogs in both boys’ and girls’ styles. This range is based on the fun TV series, which appears daily on Cbeebies, and the new clogs feature both Peter Rabbit and Lily Bobtail designs. Read more

Vivid Arts’ Easter Bunny to raise more funds for Greenfingers

Leading garden décor manufacturer, Vivid Arts, is pleased to confirm that its popular Gardening Rabbit figurine will be raising even more funds for Greenfingers this Easter season. Read more

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

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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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