'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

Greenhouse business wins a prestigious Queen's Award

Heritage Glasshouse and Greenhouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been recognised in this year’s prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for its work growing sales of its English, handmade structures abroad. Read more

Horticulture students get a financial boost for their post-pandemic future

The David Colegrave Foundation has selected its scholarship winners for the 2020-21 season.   Read more

Eve Halliday

RHS Gardens welcome two new National Collections from Fibrex Nurseries

The five Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens are to become custodians of one of the UK’s biggest National Collections of plants thanks to a generous donation from current collection holder Fibrex Nurseries. Read more

Squire’s Garden Centre Reigate receives GCA GROW training award

Squire's Garden Centre Reigate has been presented this month (April 2021) with the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) award for completing the most GROW training modules last year (2020). Read more

Antony Snow, Instructional Designer for GROW & Sarah Squire receiving the GCA GROW Training Award.

Garden centres cautious about reopening restaurants

The latest relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions allows garden centres to open catering out of doors.  However, while some opened yesterday, others adopted a cautious approach. Read more

St Peter's mural by Artist Phil Blake, (not a relation)

Cultivation Street’s Community Garden Week returns in 2021 to bring people together

The UK’s leading community and school gardening campaign Cultivation Street sponsored by Miracle-Gro is once again celebrating the amazing efforts of people across the UK who create green spaces. Read more

Tinsley Allotment community garden winner 2020

Record breaking sales month in Garden Centres for GARDENA

Despite Garden Centres still being closed in some areas in the UK, March 2021 has been a record breaking sales month for GARDENA. Sales are up 100% vs last season, with no sign of slowing down! Read more

Gardena Watering - ready for Summer

Wilko to launch UK first in-store face mask recycling scheme

Wilko launches instore mask recycling scheme - so Brits' worn single use face masks can be recycled into everything from sustainable building materials to new furniture for communities in need. Read more

Wilko Face Mask recycling scheme

Are you using the oldest working ATCO lawnmower in the UK?

As part of its centenary celebrations lawnmower manufacturers ATCO is on the search for the oldest working machine still in use in the UK. Read more

Charles H Pugh with a 1921 ATCO Standard, the world's first successfully mass produced lawnmower

The garden retail sector is digging deep for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2021

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Garden Re-Leaf Day and is set to be a day full of fabulous FUNdraising activities, with the garden retail sector pulling out all the stops to ensure that this significant milestone doesn’t pass unnoticed! Read more

Garden centres in Scotland to reopen on 5th April

Scotland’s timetable for easing lockdown will permit garden centres to re-open on Monday 5th April, with cafes, pubs and restaurants following on 26th April.  English restaurants must wait till 17th May. Read more

Simpsons in Inverness

Gardening goes digital to maintain health during lockdown

People with disabilities are being helped to use gardening and nature to stay healthy during lockdown through a digital initiative by therapeutic horticulture charity Thrive. 

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Provender Nurseries is certified Plant Healthy

Provender Nurseries are now certified ‘Plant Healthy’, one of the first group of ornamental suppliers to the horticultural industry to gain certification so far. Read more

New concept for garden centre concessions

Industry-leading doggy day care provider, Bruce’s, has opened its newest centre at the Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey, owned by Dobbies.  Read more

Haskins Roundstone wins ‘Garden Centre of the Year’

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has won The Brighton Argus ‘Garden Centre of the Year 2021’ Award after being nominated by readers in the Sussex region. Read more

Join the Garden Day celebrations

Over 110 garden centres are joining a bunch of celebrities encouraging, plant-lovers to down tools, make a flower crown and share their gardens with friends and family on Garden Day, Sunday 9 May. Read more

Lexi the sausage dog

Woodlodge wins GCA Supplier of the Year Award

The team at Woodlodge Products is celebrating this week after being presented with the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 2020 Associate of the Year Award Read more

Will Blake, GCA with Woodlodge Products Andrew Mellowes, Michael and Geoff Wooldridge.

GARDENA honoured with Red Dot Design Awards

Our latest products impress the international jury. The GARDENA ClickUp! range, the RollUp range of wall-mounted and garden hose boxes as well as the new robotic lawnmower SILENO minimo have been awarded the highly coveted Red Dot Design Award 2021.  Read more

The new GARDENA SILENO minimo

Allensmore receive Klondyke’s Plant Supplier of the Year Award

Congratulations to Allensmore Nurseries who were recently voted as the Klondyke Group’s Plant Supplier of the Year for 2020. Read more

Plant Supplier of the Year 2020

Get your dose of Vitamin G this National Gardening Week

The RHS is encouraging the nation to celebrate the feel-good power of gardens for National Gardening Week, 26 April – 2 May 2021. The RHS is encouraging everyone to ‘Get Your Dose of Vitamin G’ by taking a few minutes each day to connect with nature. Read more

Bents reveals fundraising total and new charity

Before Bents Garden & Home can fully welcome Solving Kids Cancer as its 2021 charity of the year, it must say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped raise £16,477 for Once Upon a Smile. Read more

The team from Once Upon a Smile

Jumping for joy as Cardwell Garden Centre re-opens

Louise Harris jumps for joy after visiting Cardwell Garden Centre when it re-opened after lockdown yesterday. Read more

Wyevale Nurseries sees record sales in all sectors

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has revealed that it has seen record breaking plant sales since June last year and has just completed its best March ever (2021). Read more

Andy Johnson Managing Director at Wyevale Nurseries

HighGround partnership continues to blossom

Vitax’s partnership with HighGround continues to blossom following its support of the charity’s Indoor Bulb Planner. Read more

Dobbies Swansea reopens

Dobbies Garden Centres, will reopen its Swansea store today (Monday 22 March) following updated guidance from the Welsh Government that garden centres may open. Read more

Ricky Williams - Horticulture Manager

Join the virtual Garden Re-Leaf Quiz

Still not sure what to do for Garden Re-Leaf Day? Worry not, as Greenfingers is pleased to confirm that it will be launching its first ever virtual Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz, hosted by Anne-Marie Powell, and sponsored by Evergreen Garden Care. Read more

Greenfingers patron, Anne-Marie Powell

Pershore School calls for industry help after tool theft

Students at Pershore school returned to school after lockdown only to find the gardening tools in their horticulture unit had been stolen.  Teacher, Anne Watson, is calling for industry help in replacing the items. Read more

More events confirmed for Garden Re-Leaf day 2021

With Garden Re-Leaf Day approaching ever quicker, teams and businesses from across the garden retail sector and beyond are busy making plans for the forthcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day. With the event turning 10 this year teams are going BIG with their FUNdraising activities. Read more

All on starting line

Poundbury Gardens to mark 15th birthday

Poundbury Gardens will celebrate its 15th anniversary, with founders Mike and Louise Burks announcing plans to undertake 15 community planting projects to mark the occasion. Read more

Poundbury garden centre

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