Neil Bragg receives Pearson Memorial Medal at HTA Garden Futures Dinner

Respected soil scientist and national expert in growing media, Neil Bragg, has been awarded the HTA Pearson Memorial Medal in recognition for his outstanding commitment to the horticultural industry. Read more

Neil Bragg receiving the  Pearson Medal from Adam Wigglesworth (HTA Vice President)

Sandy Shepherd joins HTA Board

Sandy Shepherd from Ball Colegrave has joined the HTA Board as a Director. Read more

Latest Greenfingers Garden Opens in Essex

Greenfingers, the small national charity dedicated to creating gardens in children’s hospices across the UK, opened its 44th garden last week at Little Havens Hospice in Essex. Read more

Greenfingers Chairman Matthew Wilson, and garden designer Matthew Eden help water the latest Greenfi

Stagecraft Display Ltd have announced the sudden death of Tom Davis, Chairman, on Saturday 27 September

Tom started Stagecraft 30 years ago at his farm in Mid Wales and over time has built the company to become the leading UK Designer and Manufacturer of bespoke Display tables and Fixtures to the Garden Centre market. Read more

Tom Davis

Garden Media Guild Awards 2014 judges named

The Garden Media Guild has named the judges for the Garden Media Guild Awards 2014. Read more

Neil Cummings joins HTA

The HTA membership services team has a new recruit with Neil Cummings joining the HTA this week as Regional Business Manager for Scotland and Ireland. Read more

Neil Cummings joining the HTA this week as Regional Business Manager for Scotland and Ireland

Charlie Dimmock attracts the crowds during garden centre visit

Charlie Dimmock, gardening guru and face of Gro-Sure Planting Magic, pulled in the crowds at Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey last weekend. Read more

Charlie Dimmock talking to the crowds during a gardening Q&A at Woodcote Green Garden Centre.

Millbrook complete their charity walk

Congratulations to the Millbrook Garden Company staff members who managed to walk between two of their Garden Centres, from Millbrook, Crowborough in East Sussex to Millbrook, Gravesend in Kent this Weekend. Read more

Garland Products proves to be a winner in the garden market and on the race track

Business has been at full speed for Garland Products since adding the Worth Gardening brand to its product portfolio in 2012, and the same can be said for its success on the car race track! Read more

Matt Higginson drives to victory in his Garland Product-sponsored Spire GT3.

Johnsons Lawn Seed adds funds to the Greenfingers Rosy Cheeks Appeal

Over the last 12 months Johnsons Lawn Seed has been busy raising money for the Greenfingers Rosy Cheeks Appeal.  Read more

The Johnsons Lawn Seed Team (Guy ​Jenkins is second from left) with Briony from Greenfingers.

A successful PetQuip Awards event

18 petcare companies recognised for outstanding achievement at successful PetQuip Awards event and Mary Boughton MBE receives Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

Lifetime Achievement  Mary Boughton MBE of Dorwest Herbs receives the award from Amanda Sizer Barre

Grange appoints Rob Giles to new marketing role

Decorative garden structures and fencing expert, Grange has appointed Rob Giles as Senior Product Manager. Read more

Millbrook Charity Walk

A team of staff members from Millbrook Garden Company are all set to walk between two of their Garden Centres, from Millbrook, Crowborough in East Sussex to Millbrook, Gravesend in Kent this September. Read more

HTA Benevolent Fund restructures Trustees

HTA Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce a restructure of its Board of Trustees following an Annual General Meeting in July 2014. Read more

Charlie Dimmock to appear at Woodcote Garden Centre next month!

GARDENING guru, Charlie Dimmock will be making a special guest appearance at Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey this September. Read more

Charlie Dimmock

Great Yorkshire Show Director to step down

After a decade at the helm of the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live, Bill Cowling is to step down as Show Director. Bill took on the role in 2005 after around four decades of involvement with the events’ organisers, the Yorkshire Agricultural Society. Read more

Bill Cowling, Show Director of Countryside Live and the Great Yorkshire Show

Wyevale Garden Centres names Caroline Linger Head of Garden

Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC), the UK's largest chain of garden centres, has enhanced the executive strength of its Trading division with the addition of Caroline Linger as Head of Garden. Read more

Consumer expert joins Sinclair in key product manager role

Consumer expert and renowned horticultural researcher, Dr Richard Gianfrancesco has been appointed to the key role of Growing Media Product Manager by William Sinclair Horticulture. Read more

Sinclairs newly-appointed Growing Media Product Manager, Dr Richard Gianfrancesco.

Wyevale Garden Centres names Lisa Cherry Director of Human Resources

Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) today announced that Lisa Cherry has been named Human Resources Director. Lisa will join the Board of Directors and report to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Bradshaw when she joins the company on 1 December. Read more

New Chair for GROW

Raoul Curtis-Machin, Head of Horticulture at the HTA, has taken over the chairmanship of the GROW Careers initiative from Leigh Morris who has held the post for eight years. Read more

Leigh Morris and Raoul Curtis-Machin

Award for services to people as well as pets!

International aquatic and pet specialist Interpet has been enhancing the lives of pets for over 60 years. Now Interpet has received recognition for its work with people! Read more

From left: Mark Hoskins, Managing Director of Interpet with Cathrine Gear, HR Manager, and some of t

Growing Dalefoot Compost appoints new sales & marketing manager

An award-winning peat free compost company has appointed its first sales and marketing manager as part of plans to grow its business across the UK. Read more

Paula Davies

“Optimising day long restaurant footfall”

“Optimising day long restaurant footfall” plan from new restaurant manager at
Gloucestershire’s Highfield Garden World. Read more

Marc Gibbons with some of his team

Hombase MD tells industry leaders 'We need to work together'

Paul Loft, MD of Homebase, appealed to industry leaders at Glee to work together to address the challenges of change, both in the digital world and in attracting young people to meet the changing needs of the consumer. Read more

Mr Fothergill's staff raise £100 with Macmillan Ice Bucket Challenge

So keen were staff at Suffolk seedsman Mr Fothergill's to have the chance to soak its executive directors with cold water, they recently raised more than £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support in an ice bucket challenge. Read more

Left to right: Directors Tim Jeffries, Ed Yeldham, Jeremy Sharp, John Fothergill and David Carey

Herb Society announces Toby Buckland as new president for 2015-16 and launches its new logo

The Herb Society is delighted to announce that Toby Buckland will take up the role of President from 1 January 2015. Read more

Toby Buckland (by Matt Austin)

Gardman team grows to drive growth

Strong spring and early summer results at Gardman have driven further investment with the appointment of three talented new recruits in sales and category management. Read more

Senior National Sales Manager in the independent sector Lolly Lee

Honorary degrees for two inspirational founders of disabled charities

Two people who have worked tirelessly for disabled people through the charities they have co-founded will be given Honorary Degrees at the Writtle College graduation ceremonies. Read more

Rising Stars prepare presentations for Final Masterclass

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) and Westland Horticulture Rising Stars 2014 Programme is holding its third and final Masterclass at Van Hage Garden Centre in Peterborough next month. Read more

Rising Stars hopefuls looking around Westland products at the previous masterclass, held at Baytree

James Alexander-Sinclair announced as after dinner speaker at HTA Garden Futures

Garden designer, RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair has been announced as the after dinner speaker at the HTA Garden Futures Dinner on Tuesday 14 October in London. Read more

RHS judge and TV presenter James Alexander-Sinclair

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