LifestyleGarden® vow to support retailers during lockdown

LifestyleGarden® has taken steps to ensure that extensive stock of its leading product portfolio is readily available to its customers including those set-up with transactional webstores, in a bid to meet consumer demand during the nationwide lockdown. Read more

Updated furniture for 2020 proves a real winner for Quest Leisure

An already popular range from Quest Leisure has been updated for 2020 providing an extra boost in the first quarter of the year. Read more

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LifestyleGarden® educate next generation of eco-conscious youngsters on ocean plastic waste

Leading garden furniture company, LifestyleGarden® is hoping to launch a company initiative to educate the next generation of eco-warriors about the impacts of marine plastic pollution. Read more

LifestyleGarden®’s furniture holds the key to transform outdoor living showroom sales

LifestyleGarden®’s ethical and sustainable furniture holds the key to transforming outdoor living showroom sales. Shoppers no longer make decisions based on price alone: ethics and sustainability have risen to the top of the agenda. Read more

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Out with the old and in with the new

LOFA are starting this new decade as they mean to go on, with a new look and new branding, making their resolution to be bolder and brighter for 2020. Read more

LifestyleGarden® partner with Eden Project for catering area revamp

LifestyleGarden®’s partnership with the Eden Project continues to go from strength to strength after the environmentally responsible outdoor furniture company helped complete the refit of the attraction’s catering areas. Read more

Furniture outlet stores launch website

furnitureoutletstores.co.uk is one of the first UK websites to offer the furniture outlet experience to online shoppers. Their offer includes garden furniture with a guarantee of the UK’s lowest prices. 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

Kettler GB unaffected by restructure announcement

Heinz Kettler Gmbh & Co KG has entered a period of self-administration in order to restructure its German business but leaves the UK operation unaffected. Read more

White Stores opens garden furniture showroom in Oxford garden centre

Online garden furniture retailer White Stores has opened its first concession at Yarnton Nurseries Garden Centre in Oxfordshire as a pilot. Read more

Online retailers raise their profile

The growing presence of online retailers was clear at the Garden Press Event with two established sites and two newcomers, one launched at the show and one being mysterious about its launch plans. Read more

Monthly plan from Garden Wants

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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Review of 2014 in the Garden Industry

2014 has been dominated by the repositioning of the major gardening goods distributors following the demise of Solus.  The weather for once provided a good news story and towards the end of the year there was a flurry of activity from Wyevale as it picked up eight long established independent garden centres.  See the full review – which is open to all… 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

Introducing Kindwood - The UK’s most sustainable wood fuel brand

Launched in January, Taylor Gathercole, founder, is building a purpose-led, consumer branded solid fuel company that cuts waste, captures carbon and provides authentic comfort to people. Kindwood’s mission is to accelerate the #ComfortRevolution, by providing people and planet kind warmth. Read more

Introducing Kangular - contemporary screening

Introducing Kangular - the ultimate in contemporary screening that will boost category growth in UK garden retailers helping to drive sales of the garden structure category throughout 2020. Read more

Kangular's architectural screens

Wildlife World launch Wireless Wildlife Observation Camera

Wildlife World have launched a Fully HD, Wireless Wildlife Observation Camera, that connects to wi-fi, is motion activated, sending notifications to a Smartphone, wherever you are. Read more

Katie Blake continues to grow

Katie Blake continues to grow with four new ranges being introduced for 2020 including Mayberry, Henley, Oxford and Milan. Pre-season sales have been very good so don’t miss out and order now. Read more

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LifestyleGarden® reinforce commitment to tackle marine plastic waste

Since Blue Planet II aired two years ago, sustainability, and in particular ocean plastic, has been brought to the forefront of consumers’ minds after the TV documentary highlighted the issues and struck a chord with all watching. 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

Lots for the Garden Press to write about

There was plenty to see and hear at the Garden Press Event including a snail fence, outdoor fragrances, a new urban compost from Scotts and news of some enhanced summer events. Read more

Woodlodge's Dorset rocking chair.

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

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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

More chat from the aisles of the Garden Press Event

A new website for Westland, Showa’s bio-degradable gardening gloves, Eden Project seeds, a 10,000 strong Facebook community of Garden Goddesses and Hozelock’s electric weed killer were some of the innovations on show at the Garden Press event. Read more

Hozelock Thermal Weeder

Valentine’s Day is for the birds

Valentines Day sees the start of National Nest Box Week as we are not the only creatures to get romantic as spring approaches.   The BTO offers an information pack and ideas. 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

Is this the future of garden furniture retailing?

Garden centres regularly complain they are the showroom for online garden furniture retailers. A recent collaboration between Primrose.co.uk and Toad Hall Garden Centre may be a signpost to the future. 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

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