HTA announces winners of Ornamental Grower of the Year Awards

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the winners of its inaugural Ornamental Grower of the Year Awards. The Awards, in their first year, were announced at the HTA’s annual conference, Horticulture, The Conference. Read more - open to all

The HTA has announced the winners of its inaugural Ornamental Grower of the Year Awards.

Boningale Limited launches Sustainability Plan to make growing ‘greener’

Boningale Limited has signed up to the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) ‘Sustainability Roadmap Supports pledge,’ publishing its own Sustainability Plan in response to climate and biodiversity issues. Read more - open to all

Wyevale Nurseries starts work on new water reservoir

A leading British commercial nursery has this month started work on a new reservoir to help it capture, save and recycle more water (September 2022). Read more - open to all

Steve Reed's dog, Nora inspecting the works as the new reservoir takes shape

Cobra’s charity mower raises £20,000 for Breast Cancer Now

Garden machinery manufacturer, Cobra, has announced that it has raised over £20,000 for the Breast Cancer Now charity. Read more - open to all

STV announce partnership with Greenfingers

STV have recently announced a new charity partnership with Greenfingers that will see them commit to raising £10,000 over the next 3 years. Read more - open to all

News from Garden Centres around the UK

News from around the country includes flooding at Bybrook Barn, an artillery shell closing Dobbies Bury St Edmunds and a garden centre celebrating 80 years. Read more - members only

Join the London Landmark Half Marathon & support the Greenfingers Charity

2023 event now open for registration, the charity is pleased to confirm that it has once again secured 10 places. Read more - open to all

Cyclists smash fundraising target for Horatio's Garden 1100 mile ride

Five intrepid cyclists set off from Musgrove Hospital to undertake a mammoth 1100 mile journey, visiting 11 spinal injury centres in just 11 days to raise funds for Horatio’s Garden, a charity that installs beautiful gardens in spinal injury units across the United Kingdom. Read more - open to all

Dobbies search for Britain’s ‘Not Your Average Gardener’

Dobbies is on the lookout for Britain’s best gardeners with its Not Your Average Gardener Awards, launching today (Wednesday 3 August). Read more - open to all

Marcus Eyles and Jo Whiley

Three mountains in 24hrs – Deco-Pak completes its Greenfingers challenge!

Wind, rain, blisters and UK holiday traffic all attempted to thwart Deco-Pak’s Three Peaks Challenge this past weekend but the team were victorious in their efforts. Read more - open to all

First winners from the GCA Inspections revealed

The Garden Centre Association, representing 200 garden centres, has revealed the first regional Garden Centres of the Year from their annual inspections. Read more - members only

Ruxley Manor

Sunflower seeds grow charity funds

Squire’s Garden Centres raise over £1,000 for 16 local charities with Sunflower Seed Initiative. Read more - open to all

GIMA Charity Golf Day 2022 – the results

Earlier this month 88 golfers enjoyed a fun filled day of golf, networking and fundraising at the 12th annual GIMA Golf Day, with the Graf UK team walking away as course victors! Read more - open to all

British Garden Centre helps the Greenfingers Charity grow

British Garden Centre became a Platinum Partner of the Greenfingers Charity in January 2022, pledging to raise at least £25,000 before the charity's 25th anniversary in 2024. Read more - open to all

Abigail Stubbs, Amy Stubbs, Linda Petrons, David Domoney

Willowbrook Garden Centre gains planning permission in Green Belt 

Willowbrook garden centre in Bromsgrove has had a planning application for a proposed development for the erection of a canopy with a retractable roof and the retention of an ancillary cafe terrace seating area approved by the Bromsgrove District County Council. Read more - open to all

Altnagelvin garden centre goes up for sale

One of the Derry’s largest and best loved garden centres has been put up for sale for the first time, after over four decades of ownership by the same family. Altnagelvin Garden Centre is being marketed by commercial property estate agent Ernest Wilson with an asking price of £1.25m. Read more - open to all

South West food & drink champions announced

The overall winners of this year’s Taste of the West Awards were announced this week at a prestigious ceremony held in The Great Hall at Exeter University. Read more - open to all

Sika Venison Joint The Gamekeeper's Larder Reserve Supreme Champion Product 2022

Cardwell Garden Centre achievements recognised by Scottish Parliament

AN MSP has recognised Cardwell Garden Centre’s achievements by lodging a motion in the Scottish Parliament about its 60th anniversary. Read more - open to all

Paul O’Kane, centre, with Drew Gallagher, left and Kieran Gallagher.

Evergreen Garden Care to tackle the three-peak challenges for Greenfingers

15 members of the Evergreen Garden Care team will be donning their walking boots and backpacks as they attempt to tackle the infamous Three-Peaks Challenge, all with the aim of raising over £10,000 for the Greenfingers charity. Read more - open to all

Hillier announces Childhood Cancer Awareness Month initiative

Hillier has announced its September initiative for its charity partner, Abby’s Heroes. The charity supports children receiving cancer treatment and their families who come under the care of the Piam Brown and the Teenagers and Young Adults wards at the University Hospital Southampton. Read more - open to all

Vitax sponsors Botanic Garden’s 400th anniversary

Vitax is delighted to announce its support for one of the UK’s oldest botanic gardens by sponsoring a commemorative event as part of University of Oxford Botanic Garden’s 400th anniversary celebrations. Read more - open to all

The stunning ‘Oxford Physic Rose’ created by Peter Beales Roses for the anniversary celebrations

Partnership to save the small things that run the planet

Lincolnshire’s Boston Seeds has donated a further almost £1,500 to Peterborough based charity Buglife, to aid their work in the conservation and development of habitats for endangered invertebrates. Read more - open to all

HEX Living Secures Major New Retailer

HEX Living has today announced that it has now become a supplier to national greenhouse and outdoor storage retailer The Greenhouse People. Read more - open to all

GIMA Awards judging complete

Following another incredible year of inspirational new product development, the 200 plus entries to the 2022 GIMA Awards provided this year’s judging panel with plenty of food for thought. Now, with the judging day complete, we must wait until October 20th to find out who will be crowned winners this year. Read more - open to all

GIMA Judging 2022

Poundbury Gardens donates gardening supplies

Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester has donated 30 plant pots, peat-free soil, fertiliser, bamboo sticks and two watering cans to Dorset County Hospital’s Kingfisher Ward, which is growing its own sunflowers to tie in with this year’s Dorset Sunflower Trail at Maiden Castle Farm. Read more - open to all

BBC’s Adam Frosts join Garden Connect 20th anniversary dinner

After the first day of GLEE in Birmingham, Garden Connect celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Genting Hotel. Adam Frost, BBC Gardeners World presenter and 7-time winner of the gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, joined the dinner to talk about his life in gardening. Read more - open to all

Squire’s turns plastic bag charge into children’s charity cash

Squire’s Garden Centre has donated £3,700 to Greenfingers, a charity which aims to give children in hospices across the country magical gardens, in the most difficult of circumstances.  Read more - open to all

Colin Squire presenting the cheque to Linda Petrons of Greenfingers Charity.

RHS scientists record first rockrose prickly leaf beetle in the UK

The discovery of the rockrose prickly leaf beetle (Dicladispa testacea) is the first time the species has been recorded in Britain. It was identified from adult beetles on its name-sake plant - the rockrose (Cistus) - in a garden in Surrey. Read more - open to all

Rockrose prickly leaf beetles (Dicladispa testacea)

The Gardens Group raises more than £3,500 for charity

Castle Gardens in Sherborne, Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil and Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester have collectively raised £3,676 for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal since April. Read more - open to all

Fiskars creates bee-friendly garden to mark World Bee Day 2022

Fiskars, one of the UK’s leading gardening tool suppliers, has teamed up with several green fingered influencers to support the vital bee population as part of its Urban Gardening project. Read more - open to all

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