Maximise sales of poinsettia this Christmas season

As the 2020 Christmas season sneaks ever closer, Stars for Europe, is reaching out to UK garden retailers to remind them of just how expansive its 2020 poinsettia offering is and to help them drive sales of this festive bloom more than ever before. Read more

British Meadow: A new ‘RHS Gifts For Gardeners’ collection from Burgon & Ball

This autumn there are beautiful new choices in the top-selling ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’ range of gardening gifts from Burgon & Ball. The new ‘British Meadow’ design collection showcases delicate meadow flowers and butterflies rekindling  our love for native British wildflowers and wildlife. Read more

Burgon and Ball RHS Gifts for Gardeners British Meadow group


Ivyline launches new online portal for retail customers

Ivyline has made it even easier for its retail customers to access its bestselling ranges with the launch of a new online portal. Read more

Ivyline new online portal

The World's Finest Gardening Gloves

Gold Leaf are disappointed not to be meeting their valued longstanding and potential new customers in person at GLEE, but are delighted that sales of their world renowned gardening gloves have reached record levels. Read more

New Decorative Glass Watering Globes for potted plants

Increase your sales with a new decorative and functional product your customers will love. Plantpal watering globes are fast moving self watering globes with high consumer ratings. Read more

Greenman Garden Tools launch gift set range

Greenman Garden Tools have launched a beautiful range of garden gift and accessory sets combining tools that naturally compliment each other in artisanal gift boxes which are perfect gifts for garden and plant lovers. Read more

Little Gardeners adds NEW Caterpillar Growing Kit for 2021

It’s easy for children to start plants off in their very own fun caterpillar greenhouse. With an RRP of £11.00, the product is a new addition to the popular Little Gardeners range from Johnsons. Read more

My First Mini Greenhouse

New serious-but-stylish additions to the Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball range

This season the much-loved Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball collection sees many new key additions to strengthen the range in both the core garden and the gift categories. Read more

Sophie Conran for Burgon and Ball digging spade and fork lifestyle

Giving & Living trade show aims to help businesses bounce back in ‘21

The UK tourism sector has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the Coronavirus crisis. So the leading specialist gift trade show in the South West is aiming to give the region’s businesses a much-needed bounce back for 2021. 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

Primus launches latest garden must haves at GLEE

Primus has revealed the latest garden must have’s just in time for Glee with the launch of three brand new ranges that are sure to appeal to children and parent’s alike! Read more

Order discount available for a limited time only

Early order discount available for a limited time only. Contact your Sales Account Manager for further information about what is available to you, this coming season. Read more

New children’s gardening range made by Burgon & Ball

With family gardening in the spotlight as never before, garden tool manufacturer Burgon & Ball is launching a new licensed children’s gardening range in collaboration with Europe’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust. Introducing National Trust ‘Get Me Gardening’ made by Burgon & Ball. Read more

Burgon and Ball National Trust children's range group

Premium Christmas Trees’ trial pallets help retailers deliver incredible sales

Trying something new can often be a confusing time for many retailers. One company that is cutting through the noise and offering retailers the chance to ‘test’ new product introductions is Premium Christmas Trees with its innovative trial pallets. Read more


Teach your child French / Spanish / Italian

Vince Goes to Paris, Vince Discovers the Wonder of Seville and Vince Goes Motor Racing in Italy.  Three beautifully illustrated books, written and published by Heidi Bryant.  Read more

New slimline trees from Premium Christmas Trees

Premium Christmas Trees’ Nordmann Slimline trees are its fastest selling festive tree range ever! Secure your stock now ahead of Christmas 2020. Read more

 PCT Slimline Tree

Sales recovery support from G Plants

Get sales going again in time for Xmas!!  All deliveres - buy now - pay in 2021. Read more

“We’re on your side” - Premium Christmas Trees vows to make it easier for retailers to drive sales of Christmas Trees this festive season

Following a year of unprecedented turmoil, this year’s festive season feels more important than ever as much of the population looks to Christmas as the shining beacon of hope on the horizon. Read more

Clipglove is top of the tests...again!

Hot on the heels of Good Housekeeping’s fantastic reviews if its ClipGlove range, Treadstone Products have just triumphed in another set of tests. This month saw ClipGlove coming top in 4 categories in the Country Living garden glove feature. 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

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