Paving that’s a little braver in the style department

The growing trend for natural paving continues to feature in Borderstone’s product development strategy and the latest exciting introduction is their new GEOMETRICS range. Read more


La Hacienda introduce new retail merchandising solutions to help drive sales

La Hacienda’s attractive new POS and Merchandising Displays took centre stage on their new Stand at Glee, under the AMES UK banner this year. Developed to make a statement and capture the customer’s attention, the new merchandising components are modern and eye-catching, while also designed to enhance the customer’s retail experience. Read more


Certainly Wood launches Grill N’ Chill Bags for cooking on wood

Certainly Wood – - has created a fantastic new product to introduce people to the delights of cooking on wood. The new Grill N’ Chill bag contains approximately 15 finer-split logs and is perfect for use in a fire pit, BBQ or pizza oven. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure new product line-up for summer 2019 a resounding success

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber products including furniture, gazebos and arbours, has hailed the launch of its new product line-up for summer 2019 a resounding success. Read more

Grange’s new garden furniture and special offers

Grange Fencing, the UK’s leading supplier of fencing and decorative garden structures, has introduced a host of new products, boosting what is already the largest range of pressure-treated garden products on the market. Read more

Introducing the Zest 4 Leisure new product line-up for Summer 2019

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber products including furniture, gazebos and arbours, introduced a stunning range of new products for summer 2019 at this year’s SOLEX. Read more

Maisy Set

Quality is key for Glencrest Seatex

Their range of garden cushions, parasols and parasol bases is where they started and today most garden centres and retailers of outdoor products sell their cushions and Parasols. 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

Paradise Park

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 and Toad Hall Garden Centre may be a signpost to the future. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure celebrates another successful Glee

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, is celebrating another successful year at Glee 2018. Read more

Maisy Set

Posh Shed Company introduces new self-install option

The Posh Shed Company has launched a new pricing structure which sees its sheds available as self-install for the first time.   Read more

Smart Garden’s Flamboya brand sets the industry standard in garden décor

Launched at Glee 2017 to critical acclaim, Smart Garden’s Flamboya brand has already achieved resounding sales success this season with an unrivalled selection of garden décor products, garden gifts and collectibles. This Glee the brand is going to be expanded even more with over 90 new designs, helping to further cement Flamboya as the market leader in the garden décor category. Read more

Fab Fox

Alzheimer's Society partners with The Posh Shed Company to launch "Forget Me Not" sheds

The health benefits of gardening are widely reported. However, one area that is often overlooked is the positive impact that gardening can have on the lives of those with dementia. Read more


Fallen Fruits wins GIMA Award

Fallen Fruits won the award in the Outdoor Leisure and Entertaining category at the GIMA event at Celtic Manor, Newport on Thursday 12th July. Read more

Fallen Fruits launch British Bulldog Bench

Fallen Fruits have launched the latest addition to their collection of fun, garden benches. A quirky bulldog now joins their incredibly popular dachshund and pig benches. Read more

New guide answers outdoor furniture flammability questions

Produced by FIRA to give a greater understanding of fire safety issues that may concern those buying or selling outdoor furniture, the new LOFA Outdoor Furniture Flammability Guide provides a basic introduction to the LOFAssured Scheme with essential information for retailers and consumers. Read more

Photograph courtesy of Bramblecrest

Furniture outlet stores launch website 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


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

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