Dig deep for Perennial’s Christmas donation appeal 

With Christmas just around the corner, Perennial is appealing to the industry to grow wellbeing and support people working in horticulture this season by making a goodwill donation. Read more - open to all

British Garden Centres unveil its Christmas themes for 2023

It’s that time of year once again and British Garden Centres, the largest UK family-run garden centre group has revealed its festive decorating inspiration to help customers deck the halls for the season. Read more - open to all

Winter theme

New home fragrance range to support the Greenfingers Charity

Home fragrance specialists, Elements of Fragrance, has confirmed a new range of home scents will launch later this year and will exclusively raise funds for the children’s hospice garden charity, Greenfingers. Read more - open to all

Elements of Fragrance new partnership with Greenfingers

Over 10,000 meals saved from going to waste

British Garden Centres and the leading surplus food app, Too Good To Go, are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in their partnership. Together, they have prevented more than 10,000 meals from going to waste since the initiative was rolled out across some sites earlier this year. Read more - open to all

Man dies in accident at Titchfield Garden Centre

UPDATED A former Olympian in his 70’s has died after being hit by a lorry at Stewarts Abbey Garden Centre in Titchfield, Hampshire. Read more - members only

The ‘Most Jumperful Time of the Year’returns

Millbrook’s Tammy Woodhouse & Greenfingers’ very own Linda Petrons poised to give us the ‘Most Jumperful Time of the Year’ Read more - open to all

Heroes of our villages, towns and cities

12 Category winners announced for the 2023 RHS Britain in Bloom competition.  Newcastle-under-Lyme has been awarded RHS gold and the accolade of Overall Winner Read more - members only

Newcastle-under-Lyme is the overall winner of the 2023 UK Finals of Britain in Bloom

Hillier opens new retail building at Newbury

A new retail building, the first part of the redevelopment at Hillier’s Newbury Garden Centre, has been unveiled.  Read more - members only

Problem solving plants event at Provender Nurseries

Over 130 customers were a part of an extremely successful, fully booked, Problem Solving Plants event at Provender Nurseries. Read more - open to all

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RHS lists peat-free growers

The Royal Horticultural Society has surveyed hundreds of UK nurseries and growers to find their peat-free status and movement towards transitioning away from using peat. Read more - members only

Bransford Webbs raises over £6,000 for Perennial

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company have raised over £6,000 this year for Perennial through sales of the stunning Nemesia ‘Peaches n Cream’. Read more - open to all

Nemesia ‘Peaches n Cream’

British Garden Centres raise over £6300 for Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

British Garden Centres is delighted to have raised an impressive £6370.79 for the Macmillan Coffee Morning last month. This charitable event, organised annually by Macmillan Cancer Support, aims to raise funds to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer. Read more - open to all


10,000 sign up for Garden Centre's loyalty programme

Perrywood Garden Centres has launched a new loyalty programme called ‘Perrywood Bloom’. In just one month 10,000 customers have already signed up. Read more - open to all

The Bloom Team

Greenfingers selected as a chosen charity

The Greenfingers Charity is delighted to have been selected by the President of the Sandringham Association of Royal Warrant Holders (SARWH) as his chosen charity. Read more - open to all

Linda, Johan & Rachael Huibers .Royal Warrants Sandringham

Wellingborough GC to be rebranded after sale

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has sold Wellingborough Garden Centre in Great Doddington, Northamptonshire to the Howard Family.

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Wellingborough Garden Centre

Notcutts surpass 1.5 million charity donations through Pennies

1.5 million micro-donations at Notcutts, in partnership with the UK charity Pennies, have raised over £500,000 for various charity partners. Read more - members only

Notcutts wins Best Employer award

Notcutts Garden Centres win the Hospitality and Retail category in the Eastern Region Awards for Best Employer. Read more - members only

Stacey East, Woodbridge GC; Sarah Dempsey, HR Director; Sarah Brittain, Norwich GC.

Wyevale Nurseries’ salvias raise £1,600 for Perennial charity

Garden Centres have helped support horticultural industry charity Perennial this year by ordering two special fundraising salvias from Wyevale Nurseries and they have helped raise £1,600 for the charity. Read more - open to all

Salvia gregii Cuello White.

GIMA confirms its 2023 Greenfingers fundraising total

After another year as GIMA’s chosen charity, Greenfingers – the charity behind almost 70 therapeutic garden spaces at children’s hospices across the country - has recently received over £20,000 from the garden manufacturers trade association following another year of fundraising. Read more - open to all

Perennial’s Fiery Fundraiser ignites over £4,000 in donations

A Blazing Success: Perennial’s Fiery Fundraiser at York Gate ignites over £4,000 in donations. Read more - open to all

Perennial Firewalk

Work begins on Greenfingers’ latest garden

Summer may have ended but for the Greenfingers Charity, a busy time lies ahead as building work started on the garden at The Nook in Norfolk and Demelza Hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent earlier last month. Read more - open to all

The Nook

Devon Christmas tree farm crowned Champion Growers 2023

Dartmoor Christmas Tree Farm in Devon have won the accolade of providing the Christmas tree for Downing Street after being crowned Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year 2023. Read more - open to all

Peter Wright with Champion Grower of the Year Stuart Kirkup from Dartmoor Christmas Tree

Garden centres expanding (and closing) around the UK

Our latest round up of local news includes a fight for British Garden Centres, the opening of RHS - The Plant Space in Bluewater, new owners for Findon Garden Centre and two sales by Christie & Co. Read more - members only

RHS Bluewater

Tillington hat trick for Henry Bell

Henry Bell & Co has secured a 12-month primary supplier contract for its wild bird food and accessories range with the Tillington Group for a third year running. Read more - open to all

A successful 'Nuts Challenge’ for Perennial 

It was mad and it was muddy, and it brought individuals and organisations together in a fantastic show of support for the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting everyone who works with plants, tress, flowers or grass – Perennial.  Read more - open to all

Choice Marketing brings RocketGro on board as Associate Supplier

The leading buying and marketing group has signed RocketGro as an Associate Supplier with immediate effect, connecting its garden centre members with the Somerset manufacturer’s game-changing growing media products. Read more - open to all

Imagine a world with no horticulture

A frank opening speech by Fran Barnes, The HTA’s new chief executive, challenged politicians attending the HTA Conference to imagine a world with no horticulture.  Read more - members only

Fran Barnes

Launch of National Education Nature Park

Schools, nurseries and colleges in England are invited to join the National Education Nature Park – developing young people’s green skills and enhancing biodiversity. Read more - members only

Old Railway line grows community spirit

300 households in Three Cocks are set to experience a burst of spring colour with a donation of daffodil bulbs. Read more - open to all

Just four weeks until the GIMA Awards 2023

The garden retail sector is abuzz as the GIMA Awards are set to return in just four weeks! Read more - open to all

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