LifestyleGarden® confirms exclusive new partnership with the Eden Project

In a true industry first, LifestyleGarden® has confirmed that the leading outdoor furniture brand will be working exclusively in partnership with the Eden Project, helping to further drive their common goal of promoting environmental responsibility and sustainability. Read more

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LifestyleGarden®’s parent company, ScanCom (Vietnam), shortlisted for 2019 Sedex Award

ScanCom (Vietnam), the parent company of the market-leading LifestyleGarden® outdoor furniture brand, is celebrating this week as it has been confirmed as one of the shortlisted companies at this year’s Sedex Awards. Read more

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White Stores announces new showroom opening in Shropshire

Due to great demand from customers in the North, White Stores has announced that they will be opening a new garden furniture showroom in Mere Park, Shropshire. Read more

Mere Park

Nova Outdoor Living announce a new showroom in Shropshire and a week of showroom openings

Nova Outdoor Living announce that they will be hosting an open showroom week at their showrooms in Essex and Shropshire for a week in June. Read more

Nova's new Shropshire showroom

Unique new granite top barbecues from Mont Alpi

Garden Furniture Global has launched a new range of beautifully crafted outdoor kitchens and high quality gas fired barbeques from US designers, Mont Alpi for season 2019. 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

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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

Nova Outdoor Living is happy to announce new customer Court Farm Garden Centre

Nova Outdoor Living is pleased to announce that they have acquired a new customer in the form of Court Farm Garden Centre. Read more

Nova Outdoor Living announces new parasol base pallet deal

Following on from the release of their parasol and stand pallet deal, Nova Outdoor Living has released a new parasol base pallet deal. Read more

New colours for ESSE's elegant electric heater

Contemporary tones offer a smart and stylish way to warm conservatories, summer houses and garden offices this spring. Read more

Nova Outdoor Living announces new parasol and stand pallet deal

With the firm receiving lots of interest since its relaunch and release of the 2019 price list, Nova Outdoor Living has revealed one of their most exciting new offers for their range of parasols. Read more

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White Stores announces new showroom in Windlesham

White Stores is set to open a new garden furniture showroom in Windlesham. This brand-new showroom is set to be a great addition to the retailer’s already existing showrooms. 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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