A deal has been reached to save London’s Garden Bridge project

“We are delighted the Garden Bridge can now progress,” says the chairman as a deal is agreed that will limit what London taxpayers will pay. Read more - members only

Wyevale buys Wych Cross garden centre

Wyevale has completed the purchase of Wych Cross Garden Centre at Forest Row in E Sussex, recognised nationally for its rose collection. Read more - members only

Sunny September did little for garden centre sales

Gardening sales fell in a sunny but cool September, while restaurants and food halls prospered. There is now clear evidence that the North has outperformed the rest in 2015 so far. Read more - members only

Restaurant at Blue Diamond's Le Friquet garden centre

Two independent garden centres change hands

Garden centre agent, Alexander Mackie has sold two independent garden centres.  The first in Lincolnshire has been bought by the British Garden Centre Group; the second in Essex goes to an industry newcomer. Read more - members only

Chapel Garden Centre

3 more garden centres join the GCA

Three garden centres have joined the Garden Centre Association, swelling the association membership to 180. Read more - members only

Summer at Orchard Park

QVC suppliers make record donation to Garden Re-Leaf Day

Suppliers, such as Plants2Gardens who backed QVC’s Garden Re-Leaf Day 2015 activities, have helped raise in excess of £50,000 for this year's Greenfingers campaign. Read more - members only

William Sinclair chief exec departs with immediate effect

William Sinclair has announced the departure of Peter Rush as chief executive with immediate effect.  He is replaced by a turnaround specialist after a poor start to the spring.

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Peter Rush

Review of 2014 in the Garden Industry

2014 has been dominated by the repositioning of the major gardening goods distributors following the demise of Solus.  The weather for once provided a good news story and towards the end of the year there was a flurry of activity from Wyevale as it picked up eight long established independent garden centres.  See the full review – which is open to all… Read more - open to all

New month brings a change to wetter weather

A new month brings with it a pattern change with much more unsettled weather likely for most parts as a reinvigorated jet stream runs close to the UK, something we haven’t seen for a while. Read more - members only

The HTA Needs You!

The HTA is looking for three new Council members to be the regional voice of the membership. “It is a great opportunity to see what is going on and influence it,” says President, Adam Wigglesworth. Read more - members only

St Mellons reopens as Cardiff, a Wyevale Garden centre

2 years ago In November, Blooms at St Mellons in Cardiff was destroyed by fire. It has been rebuilt and reopened under its former manager. Read more - members only

Mental health enterprise buys Grimsby Garden Centre

Grimsby garden centre, has been bought by a not for profit social enterprise, NAViGO, which runs all local mental health and associated services in North East Lincolnshire. Read more - members only

Two Welsh garden centres join The Great Western Partnership

Two Welsh garden centres join The Great Western Partnership as the buying and marketing group seeks to expand its membership. Read more - members only

Steve Searle, Store Manager at Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre

95% claim they ‘loved’ working at Bents

Matthew Bent, MD at Bents Garden & Home is blown away by the results from this year’s annual colleague survey. Read more - members only

Matthew Bent

Morpeth traders oppose Wyevale’s clothing expansion UPDATED

Wyevale faces massive opposition from local traders as the group seeks to amend its planning permission at Heighley Gate garden centre. UPDATE - Permission has been granted Read more - members only

Two thefts and a fire

It has been an eventful Christmas for a few garden centres around the country, who have had to contend with thefts and a fire.  For Goulds however there was good news. Read more - members only

Where to see the best Garden Centre Christmas displays

The GCA has named 13 regional winners in their annual Christmas display competition.  To see where to go to see the best displays. Read more - members only

Castle Gardens Christmas displays

Garden Centres in the News

Three garden centres have made headlines this week around the country. Grimsby garden centre is planning a rebuild, a garden centre in Stretton is reopening and Hayes Garden World was the victim of a ram raid. See more… Read more - members only

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