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.

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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

Greenwood Plants receive ‘Plant Healthy’ certification

Greenwood Plants is delighted to announce that it has been awarded ‘Plant Healthy’ certification as part of its ongoing commitment to biosecurity, following an audit of its six UK nursery sites. Read more - open to all

A garden centre café that’s half way to Paradise

Regional garden centre headlines feature thefts from Tates, a sustainability award, a surrender of unwanted knives and a garden centre café that’s half way to Paradise. Read more - members only

Nurseries call for a peat-free logo

British growers: Bransford, New Leaf and Frank P Matthews, guided garden centres around their production facilities and discussed the peat-free future. Read more - members only

Bransford Garden Plants

Will we see you at the start line this Garden Re-Leaf Day?

Each year Garden Re-Leaf Day sees people from across the garden retail sector come together to walk, cycle and make memories. The charity is issuing a rallying call to encourage even more people to sign-up to the annual Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge. Read more - open to all

Garden ReLeaf south walkers

JUB Holland, Keukenhof & Rijnbeek Perennials donate ‘garden’ to the Greenfingers Charity

JUB Holland, Keukenhof and Rijnbeek Perennials showcased many of its stunning early flowering varieties through a mini ‘perennial meadow’ display. Read more - open to all

JUB donate to Greenfingers

Chat from aisles of the Garden Press Event

300 members of the garden media visited around 100 exhibitors at a buzzing Garden Press Event. Best new product was a Dipping Tank. Blue Diamond won the Best Stand award. Read the chat. Read more - members only

The Dipping Tank

Award for Bransford Webbs!

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company were thrilled to be awarded the Best Hardy Plant Supplier of the Year at the Squires Annual Plant Show last week at Squires, West Horsley, for the second year in a row. Read more - open to all

Squires award winners 2024

GCA Charity Day & Gala Dinner auction help raise more than £44,000

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) have raised more than £44,000 for three different charities at the organisation’s annual conference this year (2024). Read more - open to all

Colin Stephens MD Evergreen Garden Care, Terry Head Stewarts, Will Blake and Guy Topping.

The Garden Re-Leaf Charity walks return

North or south, the Garden Re-Leaf Day Charity Walks represent one of the most popular events in the Greenfingers fundraising calendar. With two stunning locations, three distances to tackle, and fun guaranteed, it’s no surprise that this year’s event is set to be the biggest yet. Read more - open to all

Garden ReLeaf Day North walkers

Kevin is raising money for charity

Kevin Burgess is launching two Just Giving pages as he aims to take part in this years London Landmarks half marathon wearing his wellies. Read more - open to all

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

£100,000 & counting

Evergreen reaches fundraising milestone for the Greenfingers Charity. Read more - open to all

Linda & Colin £100k raised

Mr Fothergill’s launches social media competition

Mr Fothergill’s are encouraging gardeners to grow the NEW Pudsey Wildlife Attracting Flower Mix and upload pictures of their progress and final results (tagged with #growforpudsey) to Facebook and Instagram, for a chance to win gardening goodies worth £100. Read more - open to all

Westland becomes Premier Sponsor of Chester Rugby Club

Westland Horticulture, home to brands such as New Horizon, Resolva, Boost, Unwins, Peckish, and Kent & Stowe, is thrilled to announce it has become a Premier Sponsor of Chester Rugby Club. Read more - open to all

Iain Brown, Westland’s Head of Logistics, with Chester Rugby Club’s President, William Evans

Klondyke showcases 2024 outdoor living ranges

A sprinkling of Sherbert at Klondyke Group's Outdoor Living Showcase Event hosted this week at our Polmont centre. Read more - open to all

British Garden Centres celebrates £60,000 of fundraising for Greenfingers

British Garden Centres has raised £60,000 in support of Greenfingers Charity. This amazing fundraising feat shows no sign of abating as British Garden Centres is delighted to launch Sweet Pea ‘Butterfly Blue’ by Unwins, an exclusive variety to support Greenfingers even further. Read more - open to all

Unwins Sweet Pea Butterfly Blue

Mountfield donate to the British Heart Foundation

The Mountfield team like to help charities whenever they can and were pleased this Heart Month to make a donation of one of their mowers to be auctioned off for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) at the Cape Cornwall Golf Club. Read more - open to all

Garden Re-Leaf day 2024: will you join the 250 challenge?

As 15th March fast approaches, garden centres from across the country are busy making preparations for one of their biggest fundraising days of the year – Garden Re-Leaf Day. This year, Greenfingers has set the “250 challenge” which they hope could help retailers to become the biggest combined contributors to this special event. Read more - open to all

2024 forecast: a big year for the Greenfingers garden builds

One organisation that has gardens on its mind year-round is the children’s hospice garden charity – Greenfingers.  Here Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising & Communications at Greenfingers, provides an update on those gardens that are currently underway across the country. Read more - open to all

Waterside Garden Centre flooding – Update

Following Storm Henk, Waterside Garden Centre near Baston, Cambridgeshire was flooded under 5ft of water. Reports on their Facebook page show the progress being made to re-open the business in time for the spring season. Read more - open to all

The Greenfingers Charity Dragon Boat Race – everything you need to know!

June 23rd 2024 will forever be known as the day when the great and good from the garden retail sector fought bravely to be crowned the newest Dragon Boat Race winners – or at least we hope so! Read more - open to all

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