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 - open to all

Duchess of Cornwall celebrates Flowers from the Farm anniversary

Double celebration for Flowers from the Farm as 1000th grower joins on the 10th anniversary of the British cut flower grower association Read more - open to all

The Duchess of Cornwall

More walkers welcome!

Join the Garden Re-Leaf Lands’ End to John O’Groats virtual walk. Read more - open to all

Kimberley and Matthew 120 milers

More land adds 25% to Kelkay capacity

Kelkay has signed a long-term lease for additional land in Pocklington which will expand inventory holding capacity by a further 25%. Read more - open to all

The yard at Pollington filling up fast

One million steps for Garden Re-Leaf 2021

As Garden Re-Leaf turns 10 in 2021, it seems only right that the team at the Greenfingers charity celebrate in style with their own FUNdraising challenge – ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the One Million Step Challenge! Read more - open to all

Thrive with Notcutts during lockdown 

Notcutts Garden Centres have partnered with Thrive to help cultivate the nation’s wellbeing making the ‘Cultivating Wellbeing in Gardens and Nature’ course freely available. Read more - open to all

Scotscape Groundscape to support Greenfingers Charity

We are thrilled therefore to announce that with immediate effect we pledge to donate 1% of the annual value of every new Annual Garden Maintenance Contract we win to the brilliant charity Greenfingers. Read more - open to all

A New Year update from Greenfingers

A look ahead to another year of FUNdraising. In a year which sees the charity’s biggest fundraising day, Garden Re-Leaf, turns 10 the next 12 months are set to be a busy year for the charity and its supporters. Read more - open to all

Garden centres in the news over the weekend

Local news reports this weekend include a £5,000 theft from Dobbies and police warnings about traffic queues outside garden centres. Read more - members only

From Facebook, Amanda Levett, Indoor Living Manager at Thetford garden centre

Treat your mask like underwear

Stewarts garden centres are using humour to help underline the message that everyone will be wearing masks.  Read more - open to all

Dobbies to open restaurants across the UK

Dobbies reveals measures in place to open its 68 restaurants across the UK from Friday 3rd, in Northern Ireland, and England to following day, overseen by a safety champion at each store. Read more - members only

Tragic accident at Westland’s Dungannon factory

The BBC has reported that a man has died in what has been described as a "tragic accident" at Westland's peat plant in Dungannon, County Tyrone.  Read more - open to all

Business as usual after fire at Cook’s Garden centre

Cook’s Garden Centre is open as normal after a fire on Friday afternoon destroyed a check out area and glasshouse, including a gold medal winning Chelsea flower show stand. Read more - open to all

Fire at Johnsons Garden Centre (Updated)

Fire broke out at Johnsons Garden Centre near Boston on Sunday, causing smoke to billow above the site. Read more - members only

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

Poundbury garden centre

Pit Boss® and Louisiana Grills® by Dansons join LOFA

Pit Boss® and Louisiana Grills® by Dansons are the newest member of The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA). Read more - open to all

Parasene introduces gas products

Following its acquisition of the Parasene brand name Fireside Products has announced the launch of range of Parasene branded gas products. Read more - open to all

Get set go – supporters confirm plans for Garden Re-Leaf 2021

It’s now only a matter of weeks before we reach Garden Re-Leaf Day. Here we find out more about some of the amazing events which will be taking place throughout March 2021 to help celebrate its 10th anniversary! Read more - open to all

Blue Diamond reopens Nailsworth garden centre

A mudslide following heavy rain forced Blue Diamond to close Nailsworth garden centre in Gloucestershire, on 3rd February.  The garden centre has re-opened this afternoon. Read more - open to all

Why can’t garden centres in NI buy plants & seeds from GB?

Why can’t Northern Ireland garden centres get deliveries of many plants and seeds from the rest of the United Kingdom following Brexit? Read more - open to all

Plants at Inver Garden Centre

HTA commits to 20% less CO2 with Planet Mark

The HTA has signed with Planet Mark to give members expert support in achieving the 20% carbon reductions goal in the HTA Sustainability Roadmap.  There's a free workshop in February. Read more - members only

New Garsons building increases footfall

A contemporary link building opened in September 2020 at Garsons Esher to connect its farm shop and garden centre has been hailed an immediate success. Read more - open to all

The Midland's biggest drive-in cinema comes to Webbs

Webbs of Wychbold will open what it claims is the Midlands' biggest drive-in, set in the garden centre car park. Read more - open to all

Oldrids store in Boston to close

Oldrids’ Boston store is to close, the garden centre in Grantham continues to trade. Read more - open to all

Garden centre and other news around the country

The Duchess of Cambridge at Fakenham Garden centre, in Hello feature. Another Norfolk garden centre is for sale, while the Sunday Telegraph warns against buying plants on Amazon. Read more - members only

Garden Centre in Bury St Edmunds to close

Marlows Home and Garden Centre in Bury St Edmunds is to close, blaming poor trading conditions caused by Coronavirus. Read more - members only

Gifting Plants to Frontline NHS Workers

Webbs, Bransford Webbs and Plant Love UK have joined forces to show their gratitude to the hardworking staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital by donating free plants to brighten their homes and gardens. Read more - open to all

Garden Centres of Excellence - winners announced at GCA conference

The winners of the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) most prestigious awards including its Garden Centres of Excellence were announced at its annual conference yesterday (Tuesday, January 28, 2020). Read more - members only

Barton Grange Garden Centre - Destination Garden Centre of the Year

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