Water Features with a new style statement

Easy Fountain continues to drive the water feature category with a product development programme that saw more than 50 new products launched at GLEE 2018.   Read more

Start experiencing the magic of Willow Wands with newly launched trade display units

The team behind the popular Willow Wand has unveiled its new self-contained trolley display units, perfect for helping retailers drive sales instore. Read more

Willow Wand's new self-contained display trolley.

Diary

Garden centres have been a vital link in Forest Garden’s 2018 success

Garden centres remain at the very heart of sales planning for Forest Garden, the UK’s leading producer of decorative timber structures, wooden fence panels, trellis, outdoor storage and sheds. Read more

John Gomersall

A stunning private garden in the Chilterns wins Grand Award for Bowles & Wyer

At the 42nd BALI National Landscape Awards, BALI Registered Contractor Bowles & Wyer received the coveted Grand Award for a Private Residence in the Chilterns, the stunning implementation of a garden design by BALI Registered Designer Gavin McWilliam and Andrew Wilson. Read more

Private garden in the Chilterns - Bowles and Wyer

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

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

SGD announces live-streaming of Spring Conference

The SGD Spring Conference will be available via live-streaming and on-demand for the first time on 27th April 2019, allowing the Society of Garden Designers to open its bi-annual conference out to a national and international audience. Read more

Olivier Filippi

Kingston Landscape Group Ltd takes home the Supreme Winner title at the APL Awards 2019

Kingston Landscape Group Ltd, based in London, took the Supreme Winner Award for their project: Streatham Hill. This entry was also the winner of the Commercial Garden and Soft Landscaping categories. Read more

Kingston Landscape Group - Streatham Hill.

Hard surface maintenance made easy with ECOPROTEC® treatments

Two new products are joining the British-made ECOPROTEC® range this year, to help restore hard landscaped areas. Read more

British-made ECOPROTEC® range

Market leader Azpects launches new consumer range

The professional market leader for outdoor surface and patio care products, Azpects, have expanded their EASYCare range to satisfy retailers and consumers. Read more

Jobs

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

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

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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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