Gardman announces further senior appointment

The Gardman Group, one of the UK’s leading gardening sundries and wild bird care companies, has announced that Duncan Ross has been promoted to the role of Director of Garden Centre Sales. The announcement follows the retirement of Sue Sharp from the role earlier this year. Read more

School competition gets a head start thanks to Durstons

All children like getting their hands dirty including the pupils of Brookside Primary School in Street, Somerset. Read more

Cookshop now open at Poundbury Gardens

A brand-new cookshop at Poundbury Gardens has been officially opened by Mayor Andy Canning. Specialist cookshop Owen & Simpson, which stocks brands such as KitchenAid, Joseph Joseph and Kuhn Rikon, is already proving a hit with the Poundbury community and further afield. Read more

Royal Horticultural Society appoints new Head of Science

The former Horticultural Science Curator at the Eden Project has been named as the new Head of Science at the world's largest gardening charity, the Royal Horticultural Society. Read more

Commercial nous gives Birmingham student winning edge

A student at Birmingham City University has won a competition to get their fabric design commercially produced on a range of outdoor furniture. Read more

iPad Mini winner announced

Steve Parry from Aylett Nurseries was presented with an iPad Mini recently from The Christmas Cabin, the leading specialist supplier of Christmas tree stands and Christmas tree marketing products. Read more

A real buzz in the air at Webbs

Visitors to the gardens at Webbs, Wychbold, will notice a real buzz in the air this summer. For professional bee keeper Chris Broad has established eight hives in the gardens there, which will provide up to 800 jars of exclusive Webbs’ honey each year. Read more

Gardman announces appointment of new Sales Director

The Gardman Group, one of the UK’s leading gardening sundries and wild bird care companies, has announced that Bernard Shannon has been appointed to the role of Sales Director. Read more

Paris Natar buys Smart Solar

Gardman’s founder, Paris Natar, who sold the business 5 years ago has returned with the purchase of a majority stake in solar lighting specialist Smart Solar. See more... Read more

2013 RHS Awards for Outstanding Contributions to Horticulture

RHS President presents 33 honours at RHS Awards Ceremony. Read more

Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre hits the road

A Somerset garden centre looks set to pilot a scheme to hit the road from this month (April, 2013) onwards to take its expertise, plants and products to customers’ garden gates. Read more

Charlotte Richards, a new-generation grower

Charlotte Richards has been appointed a director of her family’s horticultural business – Golden Acres – which her father Paul started in 1980. Read more

Garden Centre of the year for Planters Tamworth

The team at local business Planters Garden Centre in Staffordshire is celebrating after recently scooping a number of awards at the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) annual conference. Read more

Tim Stainton leaves Gardman

Gardman has announced that UK managing director, Tim Stainton, has left the business. The news follows the recent departure of group chief executive, Mark Pearson. See more… Read more

Peter Rush is new Sinclair CEO as Burns steps down

Peter Rush is the new CEO of William Sinclair.  He succeeds Bernard Burns who resigned as a director at the end of March. Read more

Cuckmere Trugs appoints new agents

Cuckmere Trug Company making the genuine Sussex Trug Baskets has appointed its first three sales agents in the South East. Read more

Seed Developments Ltd appoint a new International Sales Manager

Seed Developments Ltd, the world’s leading manufacturer of biodegradable seed tapes and pre-sown associated products based in Somerset, announced the appointment of Gianluca Milani as International Sales Manager. Read more

TGCG names new marketing director

The Garden Centre Group has appointed Sarah Fuller as marketing director. She joins the group from Waitrose, where she was head of marketing communications. See more… Read more

Marshalls plc Chief Executive Graham Holden to retire

Marshalls plc, the specialist Landscape Products Group, announces that Graham Holden, Chief Executive, has informed the Board that he intends to retire as Chief Executive and a Director of the Company by April 2014. Read more

Mr Fothergill’s seed sowing talks well received by Chinese gardeners

Mr Fothergill’s joint-managing director John Fothergill and commercial director Tim Jeffries have just returned from a mini lecture tour of China spent discussing seed sowing and how the British garden to audiences of new gardeners eager for information and guidance on their hobby. Read more

Rush to raise profile of Sinclair brands

The new Ellesmere Port facility is what attracted new CEO Peter Rush to the top job at Sinclair. It gives the capacity to grow profitable sales and grow shareholder value. See more... Read more

UCAS staff learning to ‘grow their own'

Staff at UCAS have been given the chance to grow their own fruit and vegetables on a purpose-built allotment in the grounds of its headquarters (Rosehill) in Cheltenham. Read more

Bumblebees' big benefit from Johnsons seed sales

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT), has benefitted to the tune of £4682 thanks to customers of seed company Johnsons.  For every packet of Johnsons Mixed Bumblebee Friendly Flowers seed purchased in the last year, 25p was pledged to the BBCT, and the company is pleased to continue its support through the 2013 season. Read more

Angela Noghani joins the team at as Commercial Manager - TV

Angela joined the business in late February, and as it enters its peak spring trading season and will be looking for a wide range of hardware items including clearance lines. Read more

Pick up your email down at the garden centre

Visitors to a Powys garden centre from now (April, 2013) onwards will be able to take their laptops with them and check their emails or surf the internet while on-site. Read more

GIMA Announces New Council

The Garden Industry Manufactures Association AGM took place on the 10th April.  Vicky Nuttall, Head of Marketing at Forest Garden was voted in as GIMA President, Steve Millington Sales Director of Bosmere Products was voted to the post of Vice President. Read more

2,013 saplings donated by garden centre

Twenty seven worthy causes from across Somerset have recently (March, 2013) received a total of 2,013 saplings to help with projects they are running thanks to a garden centre in the county. Read more

Forest invests in range success with new product marketing role

Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of decorative and core garden timber ranges, has created a new position in its marketing team to further manage and promote its ranges. Read more

Lowaters Nursery are Proud to Announce that we have been Awarded Nursery Stock Grower of the Year 2013

At the ceremony in London we were announced as the winner in this category ahead of 4 other high calibre finalists.  We were awarded this not only for growing an exciting range of high quality plants, but for 'Growing them Responsibly'. Read more

HTA seek to appoint as Briercliffe joins AIPH

The HTA is recruiting for a senior role as current Director of Business Development, Tim Briercliffe, is joining the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) as Secretary General. Read more

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