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

Diary

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Jobs

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

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

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

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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