What to look out for at Virtual Chelsea

Visitors will be able to shop at RHS ‘Virtual’ Chelsea Flower Show which runs from 17-21 May with new content daily such as virtual garden tours. Read more

Two London locations announced for little dobbies

Dobbies Garden Centres, announces the next two little dobbies stores that will open this year: Chiswick High Road and Westbourne Grove. Read more


Hillier unveils designs for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair 

Visitors to the new BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair at Beaulieu in Hampshire, which takes place on 28th to 30th May, will experience a stunning four-part garden display when they make a stop at the all-new Hillier Experience Read more

Fargro sold to MBO

MD, Richard Hopkins, has announced the successful completion of a management buy-out (MBO) of Fargro Ltd backed by  private equity partner Ashridge Capital. Read more

Will garden centres re-open restaurants in May?

There is caution among independent garden centres over the reopening of inside catering, which is likely to be permitted from 17th May, while there's social distancing. Read more

The Source trade show stimulates business in the South West

The Source trade show will be one of the first trade shows for a year – and help stimulate South West trade. Read more

Rapid growth continues at Blue Diamond despite Covid

Blue Diamond results for 2020, a year dominated by Covid, show sales up 11% to £210m and a 64% jump in profit before tax to £23.5m. Read more

MD, Alan Roper

99% increase in domestic sales boosts Marshalls

Marshalls, the stone and concrete specialist, reports strong sales in the last 4 months.  Trading continues to improve and order books are currently strong. Read more

RHS warns against buying problem plants online

The RHS is reminding gardeners to only buy online plants and seeds from reputable British garden centres or nurseries to minimise the risk from new pests and diseases. Read more

Get ready for RHS Virtual Chelsea, one week to go!

There's just over a week until RHS Virtual Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G, goes live. Read more

'We are all screaming for stock'

‘April hugely up… but it felt like we could have done more’.  ‘Rationing has started to become the norm and we are forward booking stock for the Autumn already.’ Read more

Depleted displays at Dobbies, Andover

100 not out! Harrogate Flower Show reopens gates

The North of England Horticultural Society (NEHS) is once again getting ready to sow the seeds of recovery with the 100th anniversary of its iconic flower show in Harrogate. Read more

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