Florna Plants donate Christmas meals to New Start

Florna Plants staff collectively agreed that with the Omicron variant spreading quickly, their annual Christmas gathering at a local hotel was a risk too far. Read more - open to all

Sarah (left) and Sue getting in the Christmas spirit

BCTGA growers light up Downing Street

Praise from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for growers from the British Christmas Tree Growers Association as they light up Downing Street Read more - members only

British Garden Centres bring a little cheer

British Christmas trees at British Garden Centres bring a little cheer (and chirp, chirp) to 52 children’s hospices. Read more - open to all

Annual Festival Dinner raises £27,000 for Perennial  

The charity event was hosted by Craig Revel Horwood from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and raised funds through ticket sales, event sponsorship and an auction and raffle. Read more - open to all

Craig Revel Horwood with other festival dinner attendees

RHS gardening classes return for 2022 with new focus on sustainability

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has today made more than 100 gardening courses and workshops available to book for 2022, with more than 300 to be available in total over the course of the next year. Read more - open to all

A festive Christmas at Hillier

Hillier have announced its line-up of festive events and launches taking place across the 18 garden centres throughout the Christmas 2021 period. Read more - open to all

AMES UK recognised for support of their workforce

AMES UK have invested in a generous employee rewards programme, upgraded tools and equipment and created a strong leadership team. They have transformed internal communications and delivered a measured culture transformation. Read more - open to all

AMES UK team celebrate at Tate Modern on Thursday 4 November

Dobbies spreads festive joy this Christmas

In the festive spirit of giving, Dobbies has launched a new campaign to share some joy in the run up to Christmas. Not Your Average Community will see three local groups from across the UK win £1,000 to spend on trees, lights and decorations to brighten up their local area for Christmas. Read more - open to all

Illumination Street 2021

British Garden Centres group takes exclusive sponsorship of the national Christmas campaign, Illumination Street for a second year. The campaign motivates the nation to brighten up their front gardens with the spirit of Christmas. Read more - open to all

Best Children's Display Joint 1st Place JC - Chewton Common Playgroup

New look Café Bar and Food Hall to open at Squire’s Wokingham

Squire’s Garden Centre on Heathlands Road in Wokingham is to open a stunning new look Café Bar and enhanced Food Hall containing a butcher and a bakery in November. Read more - open to all

Artists impression of the new Cafe Bar

Green-tech helps grandmother achieve goal of growing 5000 trees

Landscape supplier Green-tech frequently donates products for worthy causes, so when Grandmother Janet WIlloner contacted the team to ask for their help with her ambitious plan, they were happy to provide compost, grit, and fertiliser. Read more - open to all

A day of activities as Green-tech supports World Mental health Day

The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10th October every year. Green-tech has long since been committed to breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health and provides its staff with the tools and opportunity to talk confidentially to one of several trained mental health first aiders. Read more - open to all

Rosebourne secures permission for canopy at Weyhill

An Andover garden centre has secured planning permission to increase its undercover retail and catering facilities with the extension of an outdoor canopy. Read more - open to all

Leaf Creative Wins Business Award

Plant and garden design firm plus garden centre, Leaf Creative, has won a prestigious business award just weeks before celebrating its third birthday. Read more - open to all

Jamie Davies, assistant manager; Peter Dowle; Neil Evans, gen manager and Ian Bristow, Fin. adviser

Dobbies’ team members walk 100 miles for Teenage Cancer Trust

A number of team members from Dobbies Garden Centres walked 100 miles each in August to raise money for their National Charity Partner, Teenage Cancer Trust. Read more - open to all

Join the London Landmark Half Marathon

Whether you are looking for a new challenge in 2022, fancy tackling a unique half marathon experience or simply want a new way to support the Greenfingers Charity then the London Landmark Half Marathon (April 3rd 2022) could be the solution you are looking for! Read more - open to all

Perennial event at The Laskett

Perennial event brings together Corporate Partners, Horticulture Trade Associations and Industry Supporters at The Laskett. Read more - open to all

Abigail Stocker & Mollie Higginson - Young People in Horticulture Association

Food, Glorious Food!

Stunning new look for Food Hall at Squire’s in Wokingham.The Food Hall at Squire’s has expanded, and has been beautifully updated to offer customers a huge amount of choice.  Read more - open to all

Booking now open for GCA Conference

Booking has now opened (November 2021) for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference in January (January 23-26, 2022). Read more - open to all

The Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

Garden centres making the news around the UK

Local news from around the UK includes proposed new garden centres and others moving, expanding or to be sold at auction. Read more - members only

The Heart of the Shires Shopping Village

Green-tech becomes Platinum Perennial Partner for second year running

Green-tech has confirmed that it will continue its ongoing support to the charity and has agreed to become a Platinum level partner for a second year running. Read more - open to all

Fair Gardens Plant Centre in Lincolnshire has been sold

Alexander Mackie Associates Ltd (AMA) announce the sale of Fair Gardens Plant Centre in Lincolnshire. Read more - open to all

Fair Gardens Plant Centre

Spring Fair hosts a Halloween tea for Retail Trust residents

As part of its ongoing partnership with the Retail Trust, the Spring Fair team hosted a Halloween themed afternoon tea on Thursday 28th October for 60 residents at the Retail Trust’s supported living estate in North London. Read more - open to all

Marldon Christmas Tree Farm crowned Christmas Tree Grower of the year

Marldon Christmas Tree Farm in Devon has been crowned Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year. They will be providing the Christmas tree for Downing Street this Christmas. Read more - members only

Red Shepherdess to judge Britain’s best Christmas tree

Red Shepherdess Hannah Jackson will be the celebrity judge of this year’s competition to find the best Christmas tree in Britain, with the winner providing the tree for No10 Downing Street. Read more - open to all

The Red Shepherdess's Christmas tree last year

BALI asks members to pledge mental health support

The British Association of Landscape Industries is launching a mental health initiative, focusing on the often-overlooked importance of mental health support in the landscaping and horticulture sectors. Read more - open to all

Record £2m rebate for Choice members

Choice Marketing announced at its annual conference that it is looking for new members as it revealed a record supplier rebate and its 'Suppliers of the year'. Read more - members only

Kaemingk's Sander Tunissen and Julie Taylor with Michelle de Lavis-Trafford and Terry Maywood

RHS announces first Flourish Fund recipients

Community plots in Edinburgh, herbal tea gardens in London and a city farm in the heart of Bristol are some of the initiatives receiving a cash boost from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as it unveils the first beneficiaries of its new Flourish Fund. Read more - open to all

Dobbies launches 2021 festive events programme

With colder months on the way, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, launches its events for the festive season, with booking open now. Read more - open to all

Floral Thursday is back!

Time to dig out your boldest floral shirt, dainty flowery dress and everything in-between as Floral Thursday is back and ready to raise funds for the Greenfingers charity. Read more - open to all

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