Will Armitage joins HTA as non-executive director

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Will Armitage as a non-executive director. Read more

Will Armitage

2022 sales are up 7% but only thanks to catering

For the first 4 months GCA garden centre revenues are +7% ahead of last year.  This includes the re-opened catering.  If catering is excluded, sales are down around -12% ytd. Read more

Clothing sales are up 29% this year

Sales fall -18% in first quarter at resilient B&Q

B&Q sales fall -18% in Q1 compared to strong, lockdown affected, months last year.  It claims this was a good performance across all categories on a 3-year basis. Read more

Willowbrook Garden Centre gains planning permission in Green Belt 

Willowbrook garden centre in Bromsgrove has had a planning application for a proposed development for the erection of a canopy with a retractable roof and the retention of an ancillary cafe terrace seating area approved by the Bromsgrove District County Council. Read more

Product of the year win for Dobbies at Chelsea

Dobbies new peat free John Innes compost range has been named the sustainable product of the year at the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Read more

David Colegrave Foundation announce new trustee

Today, 23rd May 2022, on Press Day at Chelsea Flower Show the David Colegrave Foundation are pleased to announce a new Trustee joins the organisation to help it build its future and those of the many horticultural students it supports every year. Read more

Roger Seabrook

UK companies excited to launch new products at spoga+gafa 2022

The UK exhibitor group at this year’s Gardenex-organised British pavilion within spoga+gafa is offering buyers from across the world a multitude of new product launches at the show. Read more

Cherry Lane acquires Riverside Nursery & Garden Centre in Hockley

Cherry Lane, the value garden centre group owned by QD Stores, has acquired Riverside Nursery & Garden Centre in Hockley, Essex, bringing its stores number to 17. Read more

HTA and APL members win big at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

After experiencing disruption because of the pandemic, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has returned in full force, with members of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) scooping up several coveted awards.   Read more

Chelsea tribute to Peter Seabrook

Peter Seabrook’s family and closest friends honoured the industry champion at Chelsea, yesterday, with a display that included his boots, spade and a new sweet pea named after him. Read more

Rachel and Tom Moore, Alison Seabrook Moore and Roger Seabrook

RHS announces 10 new ambassadors

To celebrate the opening of the first May RHS Chelsea Flower Show since 2019 and the millions of people gardening in the UK today the RHS is announcing 10 new ambassadors. Read more

Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur elected GIMA President

GIMA has announced the election of Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur as GIMA President, supported by Kate Ebbens of Capi Europe as Vice President. Read more

Jenny Douthwaite of Primeur is GIMA President

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