Mr Fothergill's behind the scenes visit for Homebase Garden Academy students

Mr Fothergill's recently played host to a group of students from the Homebase Garden Academy, which aims to provide a grounding for young people interested in a career in horticulture. Read more

Wyevale Garden Centres appoints Martin Bitmead and Patrick O’Connor

Wyevale Garden Centres, the UK's largest chain of garden centres, has further strengthened its trading division with the addition of Martin Bitmead as Head of Store Format and Design and Patrick O’Connor as Head of Visual Merchandising. Read more

Sky is the limit at RHS Flower Show for Young Designer of the Year

Sam Ovens, the designer of the garden The Sky's the Limit is named RHS National Young Designer of the Year at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park. Read more

BBC Great Allotment Challenge Judge is back for 50th Anniversary of
RHS Britain in Bloom

For the 50th anniversary of Britain in Bloom, run since 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Jim Buttress is returning as a judge for the 2014 national finals of the campaign. Read more

Paul Wright has joined Notcutts

Paul Wright has joined Notcutts as Regional Operations Manager looking after 9 Garden Centres in the Midlands and the North of England. Read more

New team at Black Country Metal Works

Due to high demand and a renewed focus in the trade market, BCMW have carefully brought together a team to launch new product lines for 2015. Read more

GCA signs up five more members in June

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced that it signed up some new garden centre members last month (June, 2014).  See more... Read more

Thetford Garden Centre

Sir Roy Strong a hit at Wyevale Nurseries’ open day

A LANDSCAPE designer, writer and ex-Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum was the guest speaker yesterday (July 2, 2014) during an open day at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries.

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Peter Chmiel from Grant Associates, winner of the archery competition

New CEO for Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan is pleased to announce the appointment of Bryan Magrath as Chief Executive in planned succession from John May who, after 17 years in post will remain on the Board as Deputy Chairman. Read more

Sheila joins ‘the 25 year club’ at Wyevale Nurseries

Sheila Jackson has this month (June, 2014) joined an exclusive group of individuals in ‘the 25 year service club’ at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries. Read more

Glencrest Seatex appoint new Agents for the North West

Glencrest Seatex are very pleased to announce that George Cubrilo at Summit Sales has been appointed as sales agents for the North West of England. Read more

MBE for Philip Evason

Former buying director of Haskins, Philip Evason, has been awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for his work in the Territorial Army. Read more

Sisters clock up 25 years in Mr Fothergill's despatch

Sisters Doreen Pettitt and Susan Hawes have recently both clocked up working 25 years for Kentford, Newmarket, seedsman Mr Fothergill's. Read more

Kyle wins Peter Williamson Travel Award

Kyle Ross from Pershore College has recently (June, 2014) been presented with Wyevale Nurseries’ Peter Williamson Travel Award. Read more

Cambridgeshire primary school gets growing with Mr Fothergill's

A Cambridgeshire primary school's gardening club is hoping to lay on special 'home-grown' lunches and a strawberry picnic for parents this summer using produce grown from seeds and plants donated by seed company Mr Fothergill's. Read more

US Student wins Markham-Colegrave Scholarship to Belgium

Victoria Turbyfill, a student of University of Florida, US, has been awarded the Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship to enable her to study horticulture in Belgium. Read more

Top Awards for Millbrook's Garden Display at the Kent County Show

Millbrook Garden Company are proud to have won a Top Gold Award for their Show Garden in the Flower Marquee at the Kent County Show; and delighted to have also scooped The KCAS Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best Landscape or Garden Display Exhibit. Read more

Boyd on board for Greenfingers

Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating garden’s in children’s hospices across the UK, has today announced that Boyd Douglas-Davies has become a trustee for the charity. Read more

Rabbit Attack to provide PR for Lubera

Rabbit Attack is very happy and feels extremely privileged to have been asked to spearhead the PR for Lubera® in the UK. Read more

Johnsons flower seed sales give big boost to bumblebees

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT), has once again benefited from sales of a dedicated seed mixture produced by Johnsons.  For every packet of its Mixed Bumblebee Friendly Flowers seed purchased in the last year, 25p was pledged to the BBCT. Read more

FOE puts the boot into Paterson

FOE says Owen Paterson has been the worst Environment Secretary for decades and says the PM is right to remove him. See more… Read more

Maryanne Stokes Limited expands the team with a new recruit

Following a period of rapid growth, Somerset-based PR and marketing agency Maryanne Stokes Limited (MSL) is expanding with the appointment of Gemma Davies to the role of Account/Admin Manager. Read more

New Appointments at Town & Country

Town & Country announces two new appointments to its sales division as it continues to develop the business with an increased product portfolio and growing brand presence. Read more

£500 of gardening products to create sensory environment

Lansbury Bridge School is creating a very special sensory environment throughout its school grounds with help from Gardman, which has donated £500 worth of garden and wild bird care products. Read more

Cheers to a trio of new roles at Monkton Elm

The three senior managers at a family-run, independent garden centre in Somerset have been given new roles in the award-winning business this month (June, 2014). Read more

Stormafit appoint a new agent

Stormafit Ltd are pleased to announce the appointment of a new sales agent for Yorkshire/Northumberland. Read more

Sir Roy Strong to talk at Wyevale Nurseries open day

A landscape designer, writer and ex-Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum will be the guest speaker next month (July, 2014) during an open day at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries. Read more

GCA inspector called yet? They are coming this week...

Garden centre owners and managers who have not yet had their Garden Centre Association (GCA) annual inspections are being reminded that they will receive a visit this week (up to and including June 13, 2014). Read more

Updated: Wyevale Nurseries staff raise £4,500 for Greenfingers

Sponsor Adam Dunnett and a team of 20 from Wyevale as they set out on their 30 mile trek across the hills of Shropshire & Herefordshire on the Mortimer Trail. They have already raised £2500 for Greenfingers.  Update:  They comleted the trip in 15 hours and raised £4500. Read more

Major award for British manufacturer

Austin Jarrett, managing director of Turfmech Machinery Limited based at Hixon in Staffordshire, receives The Michael Dwyer Memorial Prize from Professor Mark Kibblewhite, the president of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, at a special ceremony at Cranfield University on 21 May. Read more

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