£11000 raised for Greenfingers in London Half Marathon

Earlier this month 11 runners tackled the London Landmarks Half Marathon all in the name of Greenfingers, together raising over £11,000 for the children’s hospice garden charity. Read more

Running team post event

David Colegrave Foundation announces first winners of the Blue Diamond Scholarships

In the first David Colegrave scholarship awards, sponsored by Blue Diamond, eleven students share £25,000 to support their studies. Read more

Anna Ciborowska - Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens

John Clarke - 'He made a difference!'

John Clarke, the founder of Johnstown Garden Centre, in Co. Kildare, Ireland, passed away peacefully on 24th March 2022, aged 91 with his family at his side. Read more

John Clarke

John Herbert to receive Global DIY-Lifetime Award 2022

John W. Herbert is to be presented with a Glogal DIY Lifetime Award by three leading European and global trade associations - EDRA, HIMA and GHIN. Read more

Double award win for A. Perry Ltd in Midlands Business Awards

A Perry Ltd, the UK Family run wholesaling business, supplying garden centres and gift shops within their Primus brand, is celebrating having scooped a double award win at the coveted Midlands Business Awards. Read more

HTA awards Pearson Memorial Medal to Mark Gregory

The 2021 Pearson Memorial Medal for outstanding service to the garden industry has been awarded to Mark Gregory, a multi award-winning garden designer from West Cowick, Yorkshire. Read more

Syngenta Flowers appoints new Global Head of Marketing

Syngenta Flowers announced the appointment of Emily Mason as Global Head of Marketing. This strategic hire supports the company’s focus on growth and innovation in recent years and a new 15-year strategic roadmap to further help growers be successful today and in the future. Read more

Anthony Gould joins the team at JBM Sales

Becky Rose and James Mitchell have welcomed Anthony Gould to their team at JBM Sales, a sales agency in the South West. Read more

Anthony Gould, Patrick Thick (Sales Manager from Garantia) and James Mitchell

Tong Garden Centre hosts team awards evening

180 of the 240 strong work force at Tong Garden Centre attended a dinner and disco at The Hilton Hotel in Leeds where a number of the team were given awards. Read more

Winners of the 2022 values awards

Richard Pyrah is commercial director of Altico

Having invested more than £6m since acquisition in May 2021, Altico MD, Antony Harker has invested further with the senior team appointment of Richard Pyrah as Commercial Director. Read more

New sales agents appointed for Meadow View Stone

Meadow View Stone, the leading supplier of decorative aggregates and paving, are delighted to further strengthen their team with the appointment of two new Sales Agents. Read more

Barry Scott - Scotland

The next Director General of the RHS is named

Clare Matterson CBE will be the next Director General of the RHS, the UK’s largest gardening charity. Clare, currently Executive Director, Engagement at the Natural History Museum (NHM), will join the RHS on Monday 9 May 2022. Read more

Clare Matterson CBE

Exciting growth kickstarts 2022 for Sipcam Home & Garden

Following a period of range expansions and updates, Sipcam Home & Garden has further boosted its offering to the garden retail market with a bigger team and new offices to facilitate exciting future growth opportunities. Read more

Leah Monteath

Steve Morgan completes the Doddie Cup 500 raising £28,500

Zest MD, Steve Morgan, has raised £28,500 for motor neurone research by completing the Doddie Cup 500 as part of a team of four former rugby players. Read more

Steve Morgan is 2nd from right

Barton Grange has done it once again!

At a virtual awards presentation held on 15th February 2022, Barton Grange Garden Centre was announced as the winner of the ‘Destination Garden Centre of the Year’ award. Read more

Guy Topping with Tammy Woodhouse

YPHA member names garden shop after grandparents

Former AV & Trials Coordinator for Allensmore Nurseries and member of the YPHA, Stacey Gibson, opens Dor’s Garden in memory of her grandparents. Read more

Cian grows into senior role at Wyevale Nurseries

Cian Lynch has this month been appointed as Senior Business Support Administrator for the Transplant team at Wyevale Nurseries in Herefordshire. Read more

Cian Lynch

Ian Riggs joins Naturagrow

Ian Riggs has joined Naturagrow as National Sales Manager.  Natura Grow products are entirely peat free & vegan friendly, derived purely from plant residue material at the end of the anaerobic digestion process.  Read more

Ian Riggs

LAVA-LITE shortlisted for StartUp Awards National Series

Nottingham-based Lava-Lite™ has been named one of the most exciting new businesses in the region after being shortlisted as part of a brand new awards programme. Read more

Lava-Lite™ has been named one of the most exciting new businesses in the region.

A message from Sue Allen, Chairman of Greenfingers Charity

As Chairman of Greenfingers, I would like to give huge thanks to all those who did so much to support our recent Garden Re-Leaf Day.  Read more

Sue Allen

Awards highlight success at Notcutts in 125th anniversary year

Notcutts has been celebrating success across its 18 garden centres nationwide with a special conference and awards event as part of its 125th anniversary. Read more

Environmental Award presented to Garden Pride by Caroline and Andrew Notcutt

Big Thank You for backing Garden Re-Leaf Day

Another Garden Re-Leaf Day is over.  This year’s Garden Re-Leaf supporters pulled out all the stops and the Greenfingers charity would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that took part! Read more

Char-Broil promotes high-performing sales manager

Char-Broil is delighted to announce that Luke Hopkins, formerly Char-Broil UK National Sales Manager has been promoted to General Sales Manager for UK and Ireland. Read more

Luke Hopkins has been promoted to General Sales Manager for UK and Ireland.

James Clark to leave the HTA

HTA has announced that its director of policy and communications, James Clark, is to leave after almost three years. Recruitment starts for his successor. Read more

James Clark

Evergreen make supply chain and operations changes

Evergreen Garden Care has made some key changes internally to the Leadership Team and the roles that manage both Supply Chain and Sales. Read more

Andy Williams - interim Head of Sales

Dobbies CFO director appointment is terminated

Company House reports the Termination of appointment of Lynne Gilder as a director on 8 March 2022.  Lynne was the chief financial officer of Dobbies Garden Centre Ltd and the group. Read more

New Finance Director at QD Group

Family-owned discount retailer QD – QualityDiscounts.com, has appointed a new finance director, following the retirement of Graham Moxon. Read more

Peter Fairley

Garden Centre sales up 22% on pre-Covid levels

GCA figures for show sales for January were +22% ahead of pre-pandemic 2020 with outdoor leisure, farm shops and houseplants forging ahead. Read more

January displays at Castle Gardens, Sherborne

Wyevale Nurseries celebrates five years of successful youth promotion

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries is celebrating half a decade of success within its inhouse apprenticeships and trainee manager programmes this month (February 2022). Read more

Sam Lloyd, Potting Shed Team Leader and Cian Lynch, Amenity Sales Executive at Wyevale Nurseries

Arrangements for Peter Seabrook's funeral

Friends from horticulture will wear a flower in their button hole for the funeral of Peter Seabrook on Thursday 24th February.  Numbers are limited, so advanced notice is important if you wish to attend.

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