Get set for the Glee Green Heart 2021

The horticultural hub of Glee, the Green Heart, is making its return later this year and is set to provide one of the first face-to-face networking opportunities for the plant trade sector within the last two years.  Read more

Garden centres back launch of Sproutl

UK tech start-up, Sproutl, has launched an online gardening marketplace, with Polhill, Rosebourne and Millbrook as partners and $9m of seed funding. Read more

Anni Noel-Johnson with Andy Done

Green-tech adds Rainbird Irrigation Systems to its portfolio

Green-tech has joined forces with Rainbird, a leading global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products. Read more

Garden Centres seek additional warehousing to protect supplies

An increasing number of garden centres are seeking warehouse space to take stock control into their own hands following recent supply chain availability issues, says Malcolm Scott. Read more

Over 80 new brands for Glee 2021

As the industry gears up for Glee as an in-person event again (14th – 16th September, NEC Birmingham), we look at the many new brands making their debut. Read more


Zest 4 Leisure raises over £8,000 for MacMillan in 24 hour event

Outdoor garden furniture, wooden products and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest 4 Leisure has completed a 24-hour run / walk charity challenge, raising over £8,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Read more

GIMA Award entrants raise over £2,000 for Greenfingers

The Greenfingers Charity is offering its endless gratitude to entrants of the 2021 GIMA Awards as over £2,000 has been raised following the auctioning of donated product post-judging day. Read more

WH Peacocks Auctioneer 2021

Surge in Garden Centre sales eases in June

The GCA Barometer of Trade shows garden centre revenues up +66% for the first half of 2021, despite growth easing in June. Read more

Local MP demands answers from Dobbies over closure of Butterfly World

A local MP has urged Dobbies, in Edinburgh News, to provide answers and halt dismantling of the site of Butterfly and Insect World until all options are explored. Read more

2021 Young Designer announced at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced Freddie Strickland as the 2021 Young Designer at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this week, a coveted award for those looking to start their careers in garden design. Read more

Freddie Strickland wins 2021 Young Designer at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park with 'On Tropic'

Forestry Commission launches Tree Production Innovation Fund

A new £1 million fund to increase and diversify our domestic tree production has been announced by the Forestry Commission today (21 July), in partnership with Defra. Read more

Steve Nicholls recognised for 25 years of committed service

Blue Diamond MD, Alan Roper, says congratulations and well done to the general manager at Newbridge Nurseries, Steve Nicholls, who is celebrating 25 years of service. Read more

Alan Roper congratulates Steve Nicholls

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