Hygge trend driving customer trends in the garden

Kelkay have developed a wide range of beautiful natural stone paving products to respond to the trend for Hygge inspired simple, natural designs. Read more

Natural Slate in Rustic Bronze

SGD Awards 2016 - Winners announced

Tommaso del Buono MSGD and Dan Lobb MSGD have taken the two most prestigious awards at the Society of Garden Designers’ fifth annual awards ceremony, receiving the Grand Award and Judges’ Award respectively in front of an audience of 400 guests. Read more

Tommaso del Buono - Grand Award

Diary

Rockin' Colour spices up garden design trends for 2017

Kelkay are banking on 2017 indoor decor trends to spread out into the garden with their new and exciting range of aggregates in bright new shades. Read more

Ken White takes over chair of the APL

Ken White from Frosts Landscapes was elected as the Chairman at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Annual Review meeting which took place at Futurescape at Sandown Racecourse on Tuesday 15 November. Read more

Ken White on the left presents engraved slab to Mark Gregory.

Growth through ideas and inspiration

Meadow View Stone unveiled their NEW “Growth through ideas and inspiration range of 3D POS” at this year’s Glee. Designed to further support the extensive collection of redesigned product POS, this collection continues the concept of increasing spend and cross selling opportunities over a wider product sector.  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

Book your seat for the APL Awards 2017 - before it sells out!

Record bookings have been received for the APL Awards 2017 which will exceed 300 attendees when it takes place next month on Friday 17 March 2017 at The Brewery, London. Read more

Three great reasons to stock Kelkay Artificial Grass

The new range of artificial grass from Kelkay has many advantages over ordinary grass and represents a great opportunity for garden centre sales growth. Read more

Artificial Grass Classic per role £39.99 / Luxury / Play Grass per role £59.99

APL Stone Seminar – Paving the Way

Paving the way – a one day APL Seminar on Tuesday 17 January 2017, chaired by Mark Gregory and sponsored by headline partner London Stone, has been formulated to deliver landscape contractors and designers an invaluable technical insight into a range of materials and techniques in hard landscaping. Read more

Jacob Botting takes home Gold at APL WorldSkills UK Final

Jacob Botting of Myerscough College has been announced as ‘Best in the UK’ in landscaping after winning gold at the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) WorldSkills UK final. Read more

Worldskills winner (centre) Jacob Botting

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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