Seeding the Future

The Design Museum announces the winner of its national design and enterprise schools’ competition ‘Design Ventura’ Read more

Seed launcher called ‘Sow Beautiful

Fron Goch unveils plans for £1.7m extension

Fron Goch Garden Centre near Caenarfon is set to enhance its retail experience with a £1.7 million extension to showcase its strong plant offering. Read more

Quinton Edwards announce the sale of Oaktree Nursery

Quinton Edwards are delighted to announce the sale of Oaktree Nursery in Lincolnshire to Paramount Plants and Gardens. Read more

Dobbies celebrates National Children’s Gardening Week with refreshed Little Seedlings

Dobbies has announced the online relaunch of its Little Seedlings Club, to support and celebrate National Children’s Gardening Week (29 May – 6 June). Read more

St Peters Garden Centre creates ‘an adventure into nature and wildlife’

Tony Blake first dreamt about creating a wildlife area on St Peter's Garden Centre back in 2012... Last year, his son Will, now the MD, began to make this a reality. Read more

Will with Poppy and Olie at Poppy’s Farm

Southern Trident announces charity partnership with Child Rights and You (CRY UK)

Southern Trident has joined hands with Child Rights and You (CRY), India’s most trusted NGO which works directly with and for underprivileged children in India at grassroots level to bring about lasting change. Read more

Haskins Roundstone wins ‘Garden Centre of the Year’

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone has won The Brighton Argus ‘Garden Centre of the Year 2021’ Award after being nominated by readers in the Sussex region. Read more

Join the Garden Day celebrations

Over 110 garden centres are joining a bunch of celebrities encouraging, plant-lovers to down tools, make a flower crown and share their gardens with friends and family on Garden Day, Sunday 9 May. Read more

Lexi the sausage dog

Horticulture students get a financial boost for their post-pandemic future

The David Colegrave Foundation has selected its scholarship winners for the 2020-21 season.   Read more

Eve Halliday

Squire’s Garden Centre Reigate receives GCA GROW training award

Squire's Garden Centre Reigate has been presented this month (April 2021) with the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Garden Retail Online Workshops (GROW) award for completing the most GROW training modules last year (2020). Read more

Antony Snow, Instructional Designer for GROW & Sarah Squire receiving the GCA GROW Training Award.

Garden centres cautious about reopening restaurants

The latest relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions allows garden centres to open catering out of doors.  However, while some opened yesterday, others adopted a cautious approach. Read more

St Peter's mural by Artist Phil Blake, (not a relation)

Cultivation Street’s Community Garden Week returns in 2021 to bring people together

The UK’s leading community and school gardening campaign Cultivation Street sponsored by Miracle-Gro is once again celebrating the amazing efforts of people across the UK who create green spaces. Read more

Tinsley Allotment community garden winner 2020

Record breaking sales month in Garden Centres for GARDENA

Despite Garden Centres still being closed in some areas in the UK, March 2021 has been a record breaking sales month for GARDENA. Sales are up 100% vs last season, with no sign of slowing down! Read more

Gardena Watering - ready for Summer

HighGround partnership continues to blossom

Vitax’s partnership with HighGround continues to blossom following its support of the charity’s Indoor Bulb Planner. Read more

Dobbies Swansea reopens

Dobbies Garden Centres, will reopen its Swansea store today (Monday 22 March) following updated guidance from the Welsh Government that garden centres may open. Read more

Ricky Williams - Horticulture Manager

GIMA Charity Golf Day welcomes the industry back

Marking the return of in-person events, the 11th annual GIMA Charity Golf Day (June 9th, 2021) was a fun-filled day of friendly competition, reunions, networking, fundraising, and glorious summer sunshine. Read more

Golf in the sunshine

An 85-year love affair with gardening

Squire’s Garden Centres celebrates its 85th Anniversary this year. The company was incorporated on the 8th July 1936 and the original certificate of incorporation, though faded over time, still hangs on the boardroom wall alongside the first handwritten bank statement. Read more

Sunflowers bring cheer and cash to local charities

Squire’s Garden Centres has raised £2,562.21 for numerous local charities thanks to their recent sunflower seed campaign. Read more

Zest 4 Leisure shortlisted in GYO Awards

Zest 4 Leisure has been shortlisted in the Best Container Growing Product category in The Great British Growing Awards 2021 for its Raised Herb Planter and Marford Hexagonal Planter Set. Read more

Raised Herb Planter

Wyevale Nurseries receives Plant Healthy Certification for high biosecurity standards

The team at Wyevale Nurseries in Herefordshire are celebrating this week after being awarded a Plant Healthy Certificate during Defra’s 2021 Plant Health Week (May 2021). Read more

Wyevale Nurseries Production Manager Kyle Ross with Wyevale Nurseries Plant Healthy Certification

'We are all screaming for stock'

‘April hugely up… but it felt like we could have done more’.  ‘Rationing has started to become the norm and we are forward booking stock for the Autumn already.’ Read more

Depleted displays at Dobbies, Andover

Greenhouse business wins a prestigious Queen's Award

Heritage Glasshouse and Greenhouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has been recognised in this year’s prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for its work growing sales of its English, handmade structures abroad. Read more

Woodlodge wins GCA Supplier of the Year Award

The team at Woodlodge Products is celebrating this week after being presented with the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 2020 Associate of the Year Award Read more

Will Blake, GCA with Woodlodge Products Andrew Mellowes, Michael and Geoff Wooldridge.

Allensmore receive Klondyke’s Plant Supplier of the Year Award

Congratulations to Allensmore Nurseries who were recently voted as the Klondyke Group’s Plant Supplier of the Year for 2020. Read more

Plant Supplier of the Year 2020

Get your dose of Vitamin G this National Gardening Week

The RHS is encouraging the nation to celebrate the feel-good power of gardens for National Gardening Week, 26 April – 2 May 2021. The RHS is encouraging everyone to ‘Get Your Dose of Vitamin G’ by taking a few minutes each day to connect with nature. Read more

Bents reveals fundraising total and new charity

Before Bents Garden & Home can fully welcome Solving Kids Cancer as its 2021 charity of the year, it must say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped raise £16,477 for Once Upon a Smile. Read more

The team from Once Upon a Smile

Jumping for joy as Cardwell Garden Centre re-opens

Louise Harris jumps for joy after visiting Cardwell Garden Centre when it re-opened after lockdown yesterday. Read more

Wilko to launch UK first in-store face mask recycling scheme

Wilko launches instore mask recycling scheme - so Brits' worn single use face masks can be recycled into everything from sustainable building materials to new furniture for communities in need. Read more

Wilko Face Mask recycling scheme

Are you using the oldest working ATCO lawnmower in the UK?

As part of its centenary celebrations lawnmower manufacturers ATCO is on the search for the oldest working machine still in use in the UK. Read more

Charles H Pugh with a 1921 ATCO Standard, the world's first successfully mass produced lawnmower

The garden retail sector is digging deep for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2021

Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of Garden Re-Leaf Day and is set to be a day full of fabulous FUNdraising activities, with the garden retail sector pulling out all the stops to ensure that this significant milestone doesn’t pass unnoticed! Read more

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