Squire’s celebrates 85th Anniversary with stunning plant displays

Squire’s Garden Centres is celebrating their 85th Anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, their garden centres across Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire and Middlesex each designed an eye-catching display to celebrate this special anniversary. Read more

Squire's 85th Anniversary winning display - Squire's Crawley

Enter Perennial’s HortAid2021 Gardening competition

The deadline for entry is 31st July, 2021 and the best in show will win £1,000 in garden gift vouchers and the chance to meet one of the competition judges. Read more

The GIMA Judging is complete – find out who wins on Nov 11th

With almost 250 products entered, the judges had their work cut out for themselves, with winners having to wait a little longer to find out who has scooped this year’s highly contested awards. Read more

Covid Closes Glendoick for a few days

Glendoick Garden Centre has been forced to close for a few days due to a small COVID outbreak amongst staff. Read more

Garden centre headlines around the country

Headlines around the country include a sale and lease back by Dobbies, controversy about breast feeding in a garden centre and thefts of catalytic converters at Bents. Read more

Gary Plevey, a true gentlemen, with his family

AMES UK move to streamline group operations

Continuing the process of streamlining their group operations, AMES UK have moved to strengthen their supply chain team with restructuring of dedicated teams to handle and support domestic and FOB business. Read more

Jane Dumbrell Domestic Supply Manager

GIMA Charity Golf Day welcomes the industry back

Marking the return of in-person events, the 11th annual GIMA Charity Golf Day (June 9th, 2021) was a fun-filled day of friendly competition, reunions, networking, fundraising, and glorious summer sunshine. Read more

Golf in the sunshine

An 85-year love affair with gardening

Squire’s Garden Centres celebrates its 85th Anniversary this year. The company was incorporated on the 8th July 1936 and the original certificate of incorporation, though faded over time, still hangs on the boardroom wall alongside the first handwritten bank statement. Read more

Sunflowers bring cheer and cash to local charities

Squire’s Garden Centres has raised £2,562.21 for numerous local charities thanks to their recent sunflower seed campaign. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure shortlisted in GYO Awards

Zest 4 Leisure has been shortlisted in the Best Container Growing Product category in The Great British Growing Awards 2021 for its Raised Herb Planter and Marford Hexagonal Planter Set. Read more

Raised Herb Planter

Wyevale Nurseries receives Plant Healthy Certification for high biosecurity standards

The team at Wyevale Nurseries in Herefordshire are celebrating this week after being awarded a Plant Healthy Certificate during Defra’s 2021 Plant Health Week (May 2021). Read more

Wyevale Nurseries Production Manager Kyle Ross with Wyevale Nurseries Plant Healthy Certification

'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

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

GIMA Award entrants raise over £2,000 for Greenfingers

The Greenfingers Charity is offering its endless gratitude to entrants of the 2021 GIMA Awards as over £2,000 has been raised following the auctioning of donated product post-judging day. Read more

WH Peacocks Auctioneer 2021

The Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World to close for good

The Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World, at Dobbies’ Lasswade HQ, is to close doors for good after nearly forty years, reports the Edinburgh Evening News.  Read more

Latest Garden Centre news from around the nation

News from around the country includes an invasion by travellers at The Arium,  closure of Sunnyside restaurant after Covid test, minigolf at Dobbies and expansion at Newbridge Nurseries. Read more

The Arium

Smart welcomes Early Birds to their 2022 Showrooms

Smart Garden Products have updated their showrooms at Peterborough and Abingdon showcasing their 2022 ranges.  They are launching a completely new category and brand. Read more

Best in Show at the New Plant Awards announced

Allium 'Lavender Bubbles' from Fairweather’s Nursery ' crowned Best in Show at the New Plant Awards, also winning Best in Category for Herbaceous Perennials. Read more

Allium Lavender Bubbles ( Fairweathers)

Wyevale Nurseries highlights importance of plant health and biosecurity

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries is contacting all its customers this month (June 2021) to highlight the importance of plant health and biosecurity. Read more

Managing Director, Andy Johnson

Seeding the Future

The Design Museum announces the winner of its national design and enterprise schools’ competition ‘Design Ventura’ Read more

Seed launcher called ‘Sow Beautiful

Fron Goch unveils plans for £1.7m extension

Fron Goch Garden Centre near Caenarfon is set to enhance its retail experience with a £1.7 million extension to showcase its strong plant offering. Read more

Quinton Edwards announce the sale of Oaktree Nursery

Quinton Edwards are delighted to announce the sale of Oaktree Nursery in Lincolnshire to Paramount Plants and Gardens. Read more

Dobbies celebrates National Children’s Gardening Week with refreshed Little Seedlings

Dobbies has announced the online relaunch of its Little Seedlings Club, to support and celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week (29 May – 6 June). Read more

St Peters Garden Centre creates ‘an adventure into nature and wildlife’

Tony Blake first dreamt about creating a wildlife area on St Peter's Garden Centre back in 2012... Last year, his son Will, now the MD, began to make this a reality. Read more

Will with Poppy and Olie at Poppy’s Farm

Southern Trident announces charity partnership with Child Rights and You (CRY UK)

Southern Trident has joined hands with Child Rights and You (CRY), India’s most trusted NGO which works directly with and for underprivileged children in India at grassroots level to bring about lasting change. 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

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

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