The GIMA Awards are to return in November

Having been cancelled in 2020 the GIMA Awards, the main industry social event of the year, is to celebrate its 40th anniversary on November 11th. Read more

LOFA signs up to Planet Mark

Sustainability is no longer a “nice to have”, it’s a business imperative and a critical global issue says LOFA.  So it has teamed up with Planet Mark to help members achieve environmental goals. Read more

NT plans Blossom Circles for urban centres

The National Trust has announced plans to plant blossoming tree circles in towns and cities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland over next five years. Read more

New concept for garden centre concessions

Industry-leading doggy day care provider, Bruce’s, has opened its newest centre at the Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey, owned by Dobbies.  Read more

New appointments to AMES UK senior leadership team

James Hoad has recently been appointed as Supply Chain Director and Jon Wilson has been promoted to the position of Manufacturing Director, responsible for the development of the Pollington manufacturing facility.  Read more

James Hoad has recently been appointed as Supply Chain Director

GCA virtual area meetings hailed a success

The first regional meetings of 2021 for Garden Centre Association (GCA) members were held online and were hailed a great success by attendees recently (February 2021). Read more

Iain Wylie, Chief Executive of the GCA

Provender Nurseries is certified Plant Healthy

Provender Nurseries are now certified ‘Plant Healthy’, one of the first group of ornamental suppliers to the horticultural industry to gain certification so far. Read more

Hillier withdraws from Chelsea

Hillier has withdrawn from Chelsea for 2021 and switched focus to online sales and the garden centre opening of Syon Park as spring sales take off. Read more

Dame Judy Dench greets Adam Dunnett watched by Robert and John Hillier at Chelsea 2019

Working together for better plant health

The AIPH is holding an online Plant Health Conference on 24 March 2021, ‘Working Together for Better Plant Health’. It will be free to attend for registered participants.

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Poundbury Gardens to mark 15th birthday

Poundbury Gardens will celebrate its 15th anniversary, with founders Mike and Louise Burks announcing plans to undertake 15 community planting projects to mark the occasion. Read more

Poundbury garden centre

Exporting to the EU since the trade deal

Gardenex, PetQuip and the CHA will be hosting a special webinar, ‘Exporting to the EU since the trade deal – impacts and key issues’,  on Friday 5 March. Read more

PetQuip Awards set to reward outstanding achievements during pandemic

The prestigious PetQuip Awards will take on even greater importance in 2021 when it recognises outstanding achievements within the pet industry during the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more

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