Chat from the HTA National Plant Show

Chat from the aisles of the HTA National Plant Show after ‘an alright’ season include importing from Kenya, under insurance and rising Xmas tree prices. Read more - open to all

David Austin Roses raises £10,000

World-renowned rose breeder David Austin® Roses has raised £10,000 for the National Garden Scheme with a special event in the garden of founder David C. H. Austin OBE. Read more - open to all

Four new additions to Trans-Continental Group’s sales team

In readiness for the launch of their Spring Summer 2025 Outdoor Living Collections, Trans-Continental Group have announced that they have increased their Sales Team with four new additional team members. Read more - open to all

Alecl Routledge

Calling all cheerleaders, sponsors & raffle prizes

This Sunday (23rd June) six teams from across the garden retail sector will be battling it out to be named the 2024 Greenfingers Dragon Boat champions. But they need your help – calling all cheerleaders, sponsors and raffle prize givers!

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Duo rewarded for total of 80 years of service

Two members of the team from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford have been rewarded this month after notching up 80 years of service between them at the UK’s leading commercial grower (June 2024).

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Several team members from Wyevale Nurseries who also received awards for long service.

Free sustainability webinar with experts

Garden Centre Association (GCA) members will hear from a trio of sustainability experts during a free webinar this month.


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Digitalis purpurea Apple Blossom wins Best in Show

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company’s Digitalis purpurea Apple Blossom has been recognised as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), at this year’s HTA National Plant Show. Read more - open to all

New Plant Award winners

Burgon & Ball supports half term events at RHS Gardens

Burgon & Ball, creator of beautiful premium gardening tools and accessories since 1730, recently worked in collaboration with the RHS to deliver the RHS Family Gardening Festival.

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Burgon & Ball Rhs Growing Gardeners seedling paper pot maker

HTA & GCA collaborate over new retail committee

HTA forms a new retail Committee with permanent GCA representation to increase collaboration between the two horti-retail groups. Read more - members only

Six new health & safety courses

Six new online courses covering health and safety have been unveiled this month on the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) e-Learning platform.

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GCA Chief Executive, Peter Burks.

Hydrangea macrophylla First Editions® Eclipse® wins Peter Seabrook Award

Hydrangea macrophylla First Editions® Eclipse® has been crowned Best New Plant at BBC Gardeners’ World Live and wins grower Allensmore Nurseries the coveted Peter Seabrook Award.


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Apple Peter’s Gold by FP Matthews

Planning permission sought for new Blue Diamond Centre

Plans to build the ‘premier garden centre in the Northeast’ on the outskirts of Alnwick have been submitted by Northumberland Estates, following extensive local consultation. Read more - members only

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