First Minister opens Stagecraft’s new factory

The Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales, will signal the end of a turbulent year for Mid-Wales business Stagecraft when he opens their new factory in Newtown on Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 12 months to the day that Stagecraft’s former factory burnt to the ground. Read more - open to all

Jean Clark

Robin Clark has written to say, 'It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that my mother, Mrs Jean Clark, died suddenly last Wednesday 12th March. She was co-founder with my late father David of  Findlay Clark Limited in Milngavie.' Read more - open to all

Garden Re-Leaf Day opens the season at 230 garden centres nationwide

More than 230 garden centres nationwide attracted thousands of customers to a plethora of special events and fund-raisers on Friday 14th March and across the weekend, as part of Garden Re-Leaf Day. Read more - open to all

James Wong Named RHS Ambassador

TV scientist to help raise the profile of horticultural science and botany Read more - open to all

British horticulture needs to encourage the young

A West Sussex nursery that has recently won two prestigious awards including being declared Ornamental Grower of The Year says it owes its success in part to nurturing industry talent. Read more - open to all

Tates of Sussex raise £350 on National Garden Re-Leaf Day

Tates of Sussex helped raise moeny for Greenfingers on National Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 14th March. Read more - open to all

RHS appoints travel holiday veteran to develop its holiday brand

The RHS has brought in Manuel Mascarenhas to develop the RHS Garden Holidays brand and to lead the corporate partnerships team. See more... Read more - members only

Edinburgh student wins Young Scottish Horticulturalist of the Year

Lachlan Rae, a horticulture student at Scotland’s Rural College, has won the Scottish final of the Institute of Horticulture’s Young Horticulturalist of the Year. Read more - open to all

Danny Adamson steps down as MD of William Sinclair Retail Division

As a result of an internal restructure Danny Adamson will step down from today as Managing Director of the Retail Division for William Sinclair. Danny has been with William Sinclair for the past six years and over that time has made a tremendous contribution to the business. Read more - open to all

Scotland’s youngest head gardener says success is down to School of Heritage Gardening

Meet Tim Keyworth, head gardener at Leith Hall in Aberdeenshire, at 26 he’s one of the youngest gardeners to take charge of a heritage garden in Scotland, if not the UK. Read more - open to all

Sharp joins Smart Solar

Sue Sharp has joined Smart Solar as Customer Services Manager. Sue, who has over 25 years’ experience including 21 years at Gardman, is well known and respected in the garden centre industry. Read more - open to all

Pike joins BNM UK as National Sales Manager

Bord na Móna UK (BNM UK) has recruited Jason Pike as its National Sales Manager covering the retail market throughout the UK. Read more - open to all

Maryanne Stokes working with the award winning Nordic Garden Buildings

Maryanne Stokes Limited (MSL) has been appointed to carry out a programme of PR and marketing for the award winning Nordic Garden Buildings, the UK’s leading manufacturer of freestanding PVC garden buildings, greenhouses, pavilions and orangeries.

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Jim Carter & Imelda Staunton announced as joint patrons of Greenfingers

Greenfingers, the small national charity dedicated to creating magical gardens in children’s hospices across the UK, is delighted to announce today two new patrons of the charity – the actors Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton OBE. Read more - open to all

Young growers win industry sponsored scholarships

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) has awarded sponsored scholarships by Floranova, Ball Colegrave and BPOA/Peter Seabrook to young horticulturalists. Read more - open to all

HTA announce Vice President-elect

Garden retailer Adam Wigglesworth from Aylett Nurseries in Hertfordshire has been appointed Vice President-elect of the HTA. Read more - open to all

Hillier appoint new garden centre director

Hillier Nurseries & Garden Centres have appointed Chris Francis as garden centre director, heading up the Hillier Garden Centre division of the company. Chris Francis joined the company on 12 March 2014. Read more - open to all

Forest appoints new marketing manager

Forest Garden, the UK’s leading manufacturer of decorative and core garden timber ranges, has recently welcomed Andrew Bendall as the company’s new marketing manager. Read more - open to all

Pupils learn about managing land sensitively with Durstons

Pupils from Westonzoyland Village Primary School in the heart of Somerset paid a visit last week to Durston Garden Products to learn all about the importance of managing land sensitively. Read more - open to all

Gardeners meet TV gardening expert at fundraiser

Gardeners young and old from Kent turned out on March 16, 2014 to get horticultural tips from television’s greenfingered gardening expert David Domoney at a garden centre in the county. Read more - open to all

George Hillier Launches new canopy at Monkton Elm

George Hillier from Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres declared Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre’s new canopy area officially open with a ribbon cutting. Read more - open to all

GIMA announces new council

The Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association’s AGM took place on 13th March and was attending by over 60 members. During the proceedings new appointments were announced. Read more - open to all

Maryanne Stokes and the iTower join forces

Maryanne Stokes Limited (MSL) is working in partnership with Visible Impact Ltd to promote and sell the radical new itower POS system to the garden centres. Read more - open to all

Hayes Garden Centre owner jailed for lying

Thomas Richard Hayes, owner of one of the Lake District's best known businesses Hayes Garden World, has been jailed for 18 months for conspiring to pervert the course of justice. See more… Read more - members only

Poppy seeds now on their way to Yorkshire primary schools

Poppy seeds are now on their way to primary schools in York, Rotherham, East Riding and Sheffield, after being donated by Unwins Seeds. Read more - open to all

Yeoman spades and shovels put to work in Somerset flood relief work

A donation of Yeoman spades and shovels by Solus Garden & Leisure is helping get lives back to normal after the devastating floods in the Somerset Levels. Read more - open to all

Quiet shake up at the HTA

Carol Paris has started a quiet shake up of the HTA. Will this lead to a position where the industry presents a united voice to government and has the training to attract the best people? See more… Read more - members only

Simply Sales expands the team

Robert Kerr joins Simply Sales. Read more - open to all

Nordic Garden Buildings appoints Neil Gater garden centre account manager

Nordic Garden Buildings, the UK’s leading manufacturer of free standing PVC garden buildings including pavilions, orangeries and the nation’s first ever PVC double glazed greenhouse has appointed Neil Gater as UK sales account manager.  Read more - open to all

Millbrook Garden Centre wins David Domoney visit during Garden Re-Leaf Day weekend

The hotly contended competition to win an on-site appearance by ITV gardener David Domoney during Garden Re-Leaf weekend, has been won by Millbrook Garden Centre’s Gravesend branch.  Read more - open to all

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