Get ready for the GIMA Golf Day

Calling all golfers - the annual GIMA Golf Day is confirmed to return to Belton Woods Hotel & Golf Course in Grantham on Thursday June 9th 2022. Read more

Winners Zest 4 Leisure

RHS Britain in Bloom competition returns for 2022

The Finals of the UK’s largest community gardening competition – RHS Britain in Bloom – is back for 2022 and today unveils the groups in the running to be crowned champion. Read more

One place left for Greenfingers

Just one place left to show your support for Greenfingers at the 2022 London Landmarks Half Marathon. 11 people have already signed up to fundraising for the Greenfingers charity at this most unusual road race. Read more

Get ready for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2022!

The Greenfingers charity, organiser of Garden Re-Leaf Day, is calling on every garden centre and industry supplier in the UK to take part in the annual FUNdraising event, to help raise vital funds for the charity whilst also kickstarting the garden retailing season. Read more

Jack Wallington

Tong trebles food preparation space for its restaurants

The West Yorkshire Garden Centre has invested significantly to treble The food preparation area for its restaurants. Read more

Colin Porter, Vanessa Wright, Parbjota Rhoud, John Igo and Cath Westmoreland

Zest celebrates two year grand total fundraising for Macmillan

Garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest is celebrating two years of successful charity challenges for Macmillan Cancer Support, raising over £16,000 during 2021, resulting in a grand total of £25,819.99. Read more

Dobbies announces winners of the ‘Not Your Average Community’ campaign

This Christmas, three local communities will enjoy a very special festive season as Dobbies, the UK’s leading garden centre retailer, reveals the worthy winners of its Not Your Average Community campaign. Read more

Ciarans House

Webbs Garden Centres donates 16,000 toys to ‘Mission Christmas’

Webbs Garden Centres have donated 16,000 toys to ‘Mission Christmas’ – a festive appeal run by the charity ‘Cash for Kids.’ The mission is to make sure every child has a present to open on Christmas morning. Read more

Dobbies fundraises £100k for National Charity Partner Teenage Cancer Trust

Seven young people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and thanks to the wonderful work Teenage Cancer Trust does, the quality of life and chances of survival are increased through specialised nursing care and support for young people during diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Read more

Dobbies to install EV chargers at 30 stores

Dobbies has signed up with Gridserve to install EV chargers at 30 stores.  Each will contain up to 12 high power EV charge points. Read more

Garden centres making the news

Garden centre stories making local news headlines include a brazen theft at St Peter’s, new plans for Carr Farm and how a NI garden centre responds to Brexit supply issues. Read more

Darran Oakley recharging at Squires

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

Perennial event at The Laskett

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

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

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

The Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

GCA announces its 2021 winners, remotely

Barton Grange and Old Railway Line win the best garden centre categories and Allensmore is named Supplier of the Year in the 2021 GCA Awards. Read more

GCA Chairman, Tammy Woodhouse announcing the awards

Garden centres making the local headlines

Local news headlines include tributes to the owners of Brookfields Garden Centre, an otter raiding Otter Nurseries, approval for a new Sunderland garden centre, an acquisition by Kybotech and developments at Newbridge Nurseries. Read more

Highfield Garden world's Greenway family with some of their planet-friendly products

Hillier raises more than £24,000 for Maggie’s

Hillier has announced that a staggering total of £24,041 has been donated to Maggie’s, the company’s charity partner of the last three years. Read more

Calls to support Peter Seabrook’s legacy at Floral Fantasia

An industry group is fundraising to secure the future of Floral Fantasia at RHS Hyde Hall, developed, funded and cared for by the late Peter Seabrook. Read more

Mental health charity benefit from eco-friendly decking donation

The UK’s largest sustainable decking brand, Composite Prime has donated 92m² of sustainable composite decking to the offices of a national mental health charity to provide service users with an area for relaxation.  Read more

Haskins Garden Centres recognised nationally by Costa Corporate Partnerships

Haskins Garden Centres has been announced as Costa’s National Partner of the Year out of more than 80 partners across the UK. Read more

Costa Partner of the Year - Haskins 2021

Expansion and improvements at Bransford Webbs

Since the lockdown in 2020, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company has continued its nursery development plans to help meet the increased demand for UK grown nursery stock. Read more

It’s the most jumperful time of year

Show your support for Boyd Douglas-Davies during his Christmas jumper challenge PLUS join the ‘Jumperful’ Challenge on Dec 20th! Read more

Happy Christmas from all at James Worby Agencies

It’s been a very challenging time for all in the Industry and i thank all of our customers for supporting us over the years. Read more

Webbs Garden Centres donates 16,000 toys to ‘Mission Christmas’

Webbs Garden Centres have donated 16,000 toys to ‘Mission Christmas’.  The mission is to make sure every child has a present to open on Christmas morning. Read more

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

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

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

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

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

To see earlier stories - Look in the News Archive