The ‘Most Jumperful Time of the Year’ raises over £7,000 in 2023

Glitter, jingly bells, a giant Santa, and more scratchy sleeves than you can shake a candy cane at, The Most Jumperful Time of Year – and this year’s wearers are pleased to report that more than £7,000 has been raised for the Greenfingers Charity. Read more - open to all

The Most Jumperful with Linda Petrons

All work and no play for police dog

Cambridge Police caught a burglar who broke into a garden centre thanks to a specially-trained dog. Police dog Vinnie tracked down Ricky Homer in a Dobbies garden centre in Wyton in Cambridgeshire in October, weaving through shelves and the cafe area as he gave chase. Read more - members only

Garden centres cautious about 2024

Most garden centres were satisfied with relatively strong Christmas trading. But there’s concern about 2024 with rising costs and thefts. We gather the views of garden centre leaders. Read more - members only

Restaurants - the success story of 2023

New Year, New Garden Centre?

Gardenforum planning round-up - Perrywood Sudbury and Pugh’s Garden Village in Wenvoe submit new plans. Read more - members only

Will you join the Greenfingers Dragon Boat Race 2024?

Flashback to over 10 years ago and you’ll find the first ever Greenfingers Dragon Boat Race. Now in 2024, it has been confirmed that the Dragon Boat Race is set to return, bigger and better than ever. Read more - open to all

Perrywood Garden Centre spreads Christmas cheer

During December, Perrywood Garden Centres in Tiptree and Sudbury gifted seasonal planted containers to Abberton Rural Training, The Red Rose Community Farm and The Tiptree Community Hub. Read more - open to all

The ‘Most Jumperful Time of the Year’

The ‘Most Jumperful Time of the Year’ is back and the fundraising total has tipped over £20,000. Read more - open to all

Greenfingers Fundraising Committee gets into the Most Jumperful spirit.

Over £30,000 raised at the Greenfingers Charity Fundraising Dinner

138 guests enjoyed a superb evening putting the fun back into FUNdraising all in the name of Greenfingers. The fundraising element was so strong that throughout the evening, more than £30,000 was raised for the children’s hospice garden charity. Read more - open to all

Greenfingers Fundraising dinner 2023

Notcutts surpass 1.5 million charity donations through Pennies

1.5 million micro-donations at Notcutts, in partnership with the UK charity Pennies, have raised over £500,000 for various charity partners. Read more - members only

Notcutts wins Best Employer award

Notcutts Garden Centres win the Hospitality and Retail category in the Eastern Region Awards for Best Employer. Read more - members only

Stacey East, Woodbridge GC; Sarah Dempsey, HR Director; Sarah Brittain, Norwich GC.

Wyevale Nurseries’ salvias raise £1,600 for Perennial charity

Garden Centres have helped support horticultural industry charity Perennial this year by ordering two special fundraising salvias from Wyevale Nurseries and they have helped raise £1,600 for the charity. Read more - open to all

Salvia gregii Cuello White.

GIMA confirms its 2023 Greenfingers fundraising total

After another year as GIMA’s chosen charity, Greenfingers – the charity behind almost 70 therapeutic garden spaces at children’s hospices across the country - has recently received over £20,000 from the garden manufacturers trade association following another year of fundraising. Read more - open to all

Perennial’s Fiery Fundraiser ignites over £4,000 in donations

A Blazing Success: Perennial’s Fiery Fundraiser at York Gate ignites over £4,000 in donations. Read more - open to all

Perennial Firewalk

Work begins on Greenfingers’ latest garden

Summer may have ended but for the Greenfingers Charity, a busy time lies ahead as building work started on the garden at The Nook in Norfolk and Demelza Hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent earlier last month. Read more - open to all

The Nook

Devon Christmas tree farm crowned Champion Growers 2023

Dartmoor Christmas Tree Farm in Devon have won the accolade of providing the Christmas tree for Downing Street after being crowned Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year 2023. Read more - open to all

Peter Wright with Champion Grower of the Year Stuart Kirkup from Dartmoor Christmas Tree

Otter Garden Centres celebrates 60 years

Otter Garden Centres is kicking off celebrations for its sixtieth anniversary celebrations with a special pledge to benefit the communities local to each of its seven branches. Read more - members only

Cathy White, Marilyn and Malcolm White, Jacqui Taylor

David Austin Roses donates £10,000 to Grow to Know

David Austin Roses cultivates community growth with £10,000 donation to Grow to Know following the launch of the new English rose Dannahue, named after the garden designer and BBC presenter Danny Clarke.   Read more - open to all

Dannahue®, a captivating apricot, fruity-scented English rose

Flooded Garden Centre won’t reopen until March

The owner of a garden centre ‘wiped out’ by Storm Henk says flooding has caused six figures worth of damage. Waterside Garden Centre in Baston was among the businesses badly hit by the flooding last week. Read more - members only

Winter Storms cause disruption to Garden Centres 

UPDATED: Winter Storms and floods cause disruption to Garden Centres around the UK at one of the peak times of year. Read more - members only

Waterside Garden Centre

2023 news roundup

We highlight the main events of 2023 including the collapse of Wilko, juggling of the trade shows calendar and the deaths of some notable pioneers in the industry. Read more - open to all

YPHA hold meeting at Coolings as tribute for their mentor Paul Cooling

Vote for Associate Member of the Year 2023

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) are being asked to vote for their Associate Member of the Year for 2023 – with the winner announced at the GCA’s annual conference in the Cotswolds this January. Read more - open to all

Colin Stanley, Lisa Ashford & Ian Wright.

GCA members to compete for Worrall Cup

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) are being invited to put their marketing and community campaigns to the test as part of the organisation’s annual Worrall Cup competition (December 2023). Read more - open to all

The 2023 Worrall Cup winners, Pugh’s Garden Villages

Dig deep for Perennial’s Christmas donation appeal 

With Christmas just around the corner, Perennial is appealing to the industry to grow wellbeing and support people working in horticulture this season by making a goodwill donation. Read more - open to all

British Garden Centres unveil its Christmas themes for 2023

It’s that time of year once again and British Garden Centres, the largest UK family-run garden centre group has revealed its festive decorating inspiration to help customers deck the halls for the season. Read more - open to all

Winter theme

New home fragrance range to support the Greenfingers Charity

Home fragrance specialists, Elements of Fragrance, has confirmed a new range of home scents will launch later this year and will exclusively raise funds for the children’s hospice garden charity, Greenfingers. Read more - open to all

Elements of Fragrance new partnership with Greenfingers

Over 10,000 meals saved from going to waste

British Garden Centres and the leading surplus food app, Too Good To Go, are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in their partnership. Together, they have prevented more than 10,000 meals from going to waste since the initiative was rolled out across some sites earlier this year. Read more - open to all

Man dies in accident at Titchfield Garden Centre

UPDATED A former Olympian in his 70’s has died after being hit by a lorry at Stewarts Abbey Garden Centre in Titchfield, Hampshire. Read more - members only

The ‘Most Jumperful Time of the Year’returns

Millbrook’s Tammy Woodhouse & Greenfingers’ very own Linda Petrons poised to give us the ‘Most Jumperful Time of the Year’ Read more - open to all

Heroes of our villages, towns and cities

12 Category winners announced for the 2023 RHS Britain in Bloom competition.  Newcastle-under-Lyme has been awarded RHS gold and the accolade of Overall Winner Read more - members only

Newcastle-under-Lyme is the overall winner of the 2023 UK Finals of Britain in Bloom

Hillier opens new retail building at Newbury

A new retail building, the first part of the redevelopment at Hillier’s Newbury Garden Centre, has been unveiled.  Read more - members only

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