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

Nova Outdoor Living Launch Christmas Range Under Sister Company – The Winter Workshop

Nova Outdoor Living is proud to announce the launch of its new Christmas collection under sister company The Winter Workshop. Read more

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Napoleon Grills debuts new and improved BBQs at Glee 2019

Napoleon; the internationally renowned barbecue and outdoor kitchen specialist, unveiled a host of new grills set to launch in 2020 at Glee. Read more

New furniture covers score top marks

Trade response to the new furniture covers from Tom Chambers has been outstanding. Launched at Solex in July, the new range has already been listed in a number of major independent garden centres and groups. Read more

Tom Chambers - Covers Display Stand

Introducing Inbal Kahaner, the award-winning designer from LifestyleGarden® who shaped DuraOcean®

DuraOcean®, the first mass market garden furniture made from recycled ocean plastic waste, is taking the UK market by storm. Read more

Raise the bar with EKJU

For Glee 2019, EKJU will be raising the bar, showcasing new products and fresh manufacturing capabilities inspired by European outdoor living trends. Read more

Material matters: LifestyleGarden® sets benchmark for artificial wicker material usage

Riding high from its successful exhibit at the SOLEX trade event LifestyleGarden® has shone a light on its other benchmark setting material usage, particularly its Petan® ‘artificial wicker’ collections. 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

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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

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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

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

LifestyleGarden® and ScanCom raise the bar for sustainability as first consignment of DuraOcean® arrives in the UK

The first container of DuraOcean® from LifestyleGarden®, the ground-breaking new outdoor furniture made from nets, ropes and plastic waste recovered from the world’s oceans, has arrived in the UK. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure's new products are a big success at Glee

Award-winning Zest 4 Leisure, which manufactures and sources FSC® Certified timber garden furniture, fencing, trellis, gazebos, arches and a wide range of planters, is celebrating its best Glee yet. Read more

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LifestyleGarden® reveals how exotic flora and the wonders of nature inspired the stand-out designs of its Eden Project range

Fresh for the 2020 season, LifestyleGarden® will see its ranges supported by Eden Project branding, providing retailers with a unique point of difference that’s set to inject a wave of excitement into the outdoor living category. Read more

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Tom Chambers launch stunning new hardwood furniture

Tom Chambers has announced the launch of a stunning new range of handcrafted hardwood furniture complete with woven contemporary water-resistant cushions. Read more

Tom Chambers - Clarence Furniture

Zest 4 Leisure opens in-house photography studio to offer enhanced marketing support services

Zest 4 Leisure is opening a new photographic studio at its Saltney site which will benefit Garden Centres nationwide, and enable the company to increase its focus on marketing support for Garden Trade customers. 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

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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

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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

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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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