Garden Centres have mixed views of Christmas prospects

It has been a difficult year so far for garden centres with sales flat, down in volume terms, and costs up.  What do garden centres expect from the rest of the year? Read more - members only

Christmas at Castle Garden Centre, Sherborne

Garden centres act to protect their bottom line

Managing a business is more difficult now.  Garden centre bosses explain how they are protecting profits when sales are level and costs have risen?

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GIMA Golf Day swings into action for Greenfingers

Golfing prowess met with generous hearts at the 2024 GIMA Charity Golf Day, which was held at Belton Woods Hotel & Golf Course in Grantham on June 6th, to raise significant funds for Greenfingers Charity.

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GIMA Golf 2024 Winners Hex Living

The 16th International People Plant Symposium takes place this summer.

With the theme of ‘Cultivation of Human Health Through Horticulture’, the 16th International People Plant Symposium takes place this summer.
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Grower of the Year Awards 2024 now open for entries

Entries are invited for the 2024 Grower of the Year Awards to recognise and celebrate best practices in sustainable production in UK horticulture.

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The Greenfingers Charity Dragon Boat Race – great for teams and individuals

On Sunday 23rd June, the great and good from the garden retail sector will descend upon Grendon Lakes in Northamptonshire to find out who has the skills to be crowned the 2024 Greenfingers Dragon Boat Race winners. Read more - open to all

Squire’s achieves peat-free milestone in bagged compost

Squire’s Garden Centres has confirmed that it no longer sells any bagged compost containing peat. Although the ban is not yet in force, this announcement by Squire’s sees the business meet this commitment well ahead of the proposed deadline.

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Squire’s has been working with its supplier partners to eliminate peat content from bagged compost

Greenfingers charity bags a donation from Squire’s

Once again, Squire’s Garden Centres has made a donation to Greenfingers Charity from the sale of carrier bags in its 16 centres over the last year, with a total amount raised of £6,707.

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GARDENA helps NHS staff and patients with community gardens scheme

GARDENA, the leading supplier in high-quality gardening products, has supported a community wellbeing initiative by the RHS by providing a selection of high-quality tools to support its NHS Sustainable Gardens across the UK. Read more - open to all

Haskins Snowhill announces 2024 charity of the year

Haskins Snowhill Garden Centre in Felbridge is set to support Queen Victoria Hospital as its charity partner for 2024, with fundraising activities well underway for the year ahead. Read more - open to all

Haskins Snowhill and Alzheimer's Society cheque handover

Maggies Cancer support and Doff Portland

Doff Portland have teamed up with Maggie’s Cancer Support to support the gardeners in the Maggie’s gardens across the country. Read more - open to all

Kathryn, Head Gardener at Maggies Manchester with Ben Shapiro & Robin Muir, Centre Head at Maggies M

Millbrook Garden Company celebrates milestones and fundraising success

Millbrook Garden Centre, Gravesend, proudly announces its 30th anniversary, marking three decades of serving the local community with gardening expertise, quality plants and much more!

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Three generations of Millbrook cutting the 30th birthday celebration cake.

David Domoney transforms a Front Garden LIVE on ITV’s This Morning

On Tuesday to raise the importance of a front garden, David Domoney and his team transformed a front garden in a real-time live Television broadcast in under 2 hours.


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Garden centres making news locally

Latest garden centre news includes the latest from flood damaged Waterside, rebuild at fire damaged Grosvenor, the closure of Ravensworth and the opening of Findon Vale. Read more - members only

STIGA - 'We Care, That You Care', helping communities to bloom!

As we approach STIGA's 90th anniversary, the gardening mower and tool company stands at a unique intersection of rich heritage and exciting possibilities. The 'We Care, That You Care' campaign embodies the STIGA passion for nature and the pledge towards a more sustainable future Read more - open to all

Dutch plant lorry drivers to boycott the UK?

Inadequate training and poor facilities at border posts cause damage to products and frustration for drivers. Read more - members only

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Alitex employees gear up to take on Le Loop fundraising cycle challenge

Team members from the leading bespoke greenhouse brand, Alitex, are set to take on a mammoth 225km cycle challenge this June to help raise funds for the William Wates Memorial Trust. Read more - open to all

Greenfingers Charity Fundraising Dinner


The annual Greenfingers Charity Fundraising Dinner is set to return later this year on Thursday 28th November, with even more opportunities for supporters of the children’s hospice garden charity to dig deep and boost the annual fundraising total before the year wraps up.

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All the latest news from Greenfingers Charity

Towards the end of May, we were delighted to officially open the new Greenfingers Garden at Demelza in Sittingbourne, Kent. Read more - open to all

The Greenfingers Wing Walk is back – will you join the hall of fame?

To date, 15 brave souls have strapped themselves atop a biplane to swoop across the Cotswold countryside in aid of the Greenfingers Charity. Now,  the charity is issuing a rallying call to the industry not to miss out on the chance to wing walk into the Greenfingers Hall of Fame! Read more - open to all

Industry supporters gather for Party for Perennial

Last week, the horticulture community came together for a night of camaraderie and generosity at Party for Perennial, hosted at Core Bar in London and proudly sponsored by Core Landscape Products. The event saw industry supporters unite in support of Perennial.

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Manni Keates Managing Director of Core Landscape Products

Community groups win in Dobbies national campaign

Dobbies Garden Centres has revealed the community and charity groups across the UK that will receive support to help transform, restore or start their indoor or outdoor green spaces this year.  Read more - open to all

Bransford Webbs supports Schools Garden Challenge at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

For the third year running, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are proud to be supporting the Schools Garden Challenge at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2024 through the donation of impulse and flowering plants. Read more - open to all

April 30th is border day

April 30th is the day when plant import inspections move from their inland destination to the point where they enter the UK, causing potential delays and increased costs. Read more - members only

Cardwell sponsors Morton FC

Morton Football Club’s green-fingered assistant manager, Andy Millen reckons doing the garden is a great way of escaping the pressures of professional football. Read more - open to all

Andy Millen, right, with the football plant pot and Cardwell GC director, Kieran Gallagher.

Provender Nurseries makes leap year donation to Perennial

To celebrate the leap, Provender Nurseries decided to donate 10% of takings at the nursery taken on 29th February to Perennial with ‘make a day make a difference’.

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BGC raises £15,000 for Garden Re-Leaf Day

British Garden Centres raised over £15,000 for Garden Re-Leaf Day, the March 15th event in support of Greenfingers Charity. Read more - open to all

Brigg at Snowdon summit

Book tickets for horticulture’s party of the year!

Party for Perennial this spring at your charity party of the year! Let’s come together to make a difference for all those working with plants, trees, flowers or grass.

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GCA Trust Dick Allen Scholarship deadline is Monday

Garden Centre Association (GCA) members and their teams are being urged to put forward staff for this year’s GCA Trust Dick Allen Scholarship Award Scheme by Monday.

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Louise Kemp, Coolings & Ash Bains, Barton Grange last years scholarship winners IGCA Congress.

On your marks, get set…Garden Re-Leaf!

Garden Re-Leaf Day 2024 is within touching distance (15th March 2024) and teams, businesses and individuals from across the country are getting ready to put the FUN into fundraising, aiming to raise as much money as possible for the children’s hospice garden charity, Greenfingers. Read more - open to all

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