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

The Pot Company offers plastic-free living with new homeware range

The Pot Company is contributing to the move away from plastics with a colourful and inspiring collection of eco-friendly homeware – made from ground down bamboo. Read more

Diary

Fallen Fruits launch British Bulldog Bench

Fallen Fruits have launched the latest addition to their collection of fun, garden benches. A quirky bulldog now joins their incredibly popular dachshund and pig benches. Read more

Spectacular Solar for the summer

Smart Garden Products are delighted to introduce the new Cool Flame Solar Garden Torch into their Smart Solar product range. Read more

Introducing our NEW SPECTACULAR SOLAR GARDEN TORCH!

The RHS Collection - Gloves with Feeling

The debut of the newly launched RHS Collection at the recent Chelsea Flower Show helped Gold Leaf to the most successful show in their 15 year history. 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

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

Fallen Fruits wins GIMA Award

Fallen Fruits won the award in the Outdoor Leisure and Entertaining category at the GIMA event at Celtic Manor, Newport on Thursday 12th July. Read more

Gima Award win for Burgon & Ball’s Garden Supplies

Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established manufacturer of garden tools and accessories, has taken top honours at the GIMA Awards 2018 with its Garden Supplies range of gifts, storage and sundries for gardeners. Read more

Burgon and Ball Garden Supplies garden caddy - gooseberry.

GIMA judges award category win to Deco-Pak for ‘whimsical and charming’ birdboxes

GIMA supplier Deco-Pak jumped to the top of the pecking order in the Pet Care, Aquatics and Wild Bird Care category, with a win at the 2018 GIMA Awards gala dinner in South Wales. Read more

Quintessential British Range

Year round sales to entice and protect garden wildlife

Boost sales over summer with wildlife friendly products while gardens are in full bloom. Read more

Jobs

How the home, gift and clothing category is changing garden retailing

Diversification has never been more important in today’s garden retail environment.  With the UK weather remaining unpredictable garden centres have had to find a way to generate revenue outside of peak season.  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

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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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