Changing the landscape

Just twelve months after the launch of their new branding and merchandising system, Kelkay have continued their extraordinary work rate by launching more than 80 new products, two completely new brands, a volume-driving promotion for aggregates and a totally new concept for outdoor landscape merchandising and point of sale. Read more

Get Creative initiative will help retailers build cross-category displays and extend basket size.

Meadow View Stone unveil a new customer experience at Glee 2018

Visitors to Glee this year were able to explore a new and extended range of products being unveiled on the Meadow View Stone stand. With 12 new decorative aggregates and over 20 additions to their paving collection, Meadow View have placed consumer trends at the heart of their product development process.  Read more


Forest uses stealth technology to reduce unwanted noise in the garden

Forest has unveiled a noise reducing Decibel Panel that it believes is the most significant development in fence panels in years. 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

AMA identifies trends that will benefit sales of landscape materials

AMA Research suggests that sales of landscaping materials will grow more modestly after a volatile period but says trends like artificial grass will benefit the market. Read more

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

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


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

Adding value to aggregates

Building value and profit for their retailers, Kelkay saw huge success with their launch last year of the innovative Pot Toppers range. They have proven to be a great example of how it’s possible to leverage added value and margin from what is essentially a commodity material – decorative aggregates – modified and packaged to provide a unique and compelling consumer proposition. Read more

Ice-Topping Stones

Deco-Pak commit to garden centres as Penny drops on live TV

Decorative aggregates specialist Deco-Pak has announced it will be refocussing its business strategy, with garden centre customers at the heart of the move. Read more

Deco-Pak one penny stepping stone as seen on TV

BALI’s Young Landscape Contractors celebrate medal wins as Coastline snags a Gold at RHS Tatton 2017

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is delighted to announce that all three Young Landscape Contractors and their Young Planting Designer partners have achieved medal standard gardens at this year’s RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, including a Bronze, Silver and Gold. Read more

Ben Poulter, Young Planting Designer Winner and Elliott Hood Young Landscape Contractor Winner

The UK is on high alert for Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa has the potential to have huge implications for the UK horticultural trade. Landscapers, designers, retailers and anyone directly importing plants are now subject to the same stringent measures as growers and suppliers. Read more


Good first half for Marshalls

Landscaping products specialists Marshalls saw its first half revenue grow 11 per cent. Read more

Kelkay completes its new plant and head office

Kelkay completes its new plant and head office with an investment of £1 million in machinery to secure its market leading position, says its managing director. 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

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