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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

Two-year-old nursery blossoms in young horticultural hands

A rare industry success story is emerging from a corner of Cumbria where a new nursery is blossoming in the hands of two young horticulturalists. Read more - open to all

Matthew Mein takes the helm ahead of Glee 2013

Event organisers, i2i, have revealed that the show will now continue under the watchful eye of Matthew Mein, who has been appointed as Glee’s event manager. Read more - open to all

Conna and Dean make profitable changes for Haskins

Layout suggestions made by Conna Powles, the new buying director at Haskins, have boosted sales.  She is pictured with retail operations manager Dean Ridley, who implemented the changes. Read more - open to all

Pauline Pears of Garden Organic retires after working for the charity for 35 years

Pauline Pears first joined the organisation - then known as the Henry Doubleday Research Association - as a research assistant in 1977. At that time, she was working for the charity’s founder Lawrence D Hills at a one-acre site in Bocking, Essex. Read more - open to all

Garden centre raises £400 during Garden Re-Leaf Day

Staff at a Powys garden centre raised more than £400 last week (Friday, March 8, 2013) during Garden Re-Leaf Day. Read more - open to all

New Chair at the helm of Growing Media Association

The recent Growing Media Association (GMA) annual general meeting saw Jamie Robinson of Westland elected as its new Chair and Charles Farmer of Bord na Mona as Vice Chairman for the next two years. Read more - open to all

Leading outdoor furniture company uncovers wealth of university design talent

A talented student from Birmingham City University is set to see his design turn into reality after winning a competition by leading outdoor furniture company Hartman UK. Read more - open to all

Cake for customers as Haskins Roundstone Garden Centre celebrates 1st anniversary

Regular customers who visit the Haskins Garden Centre at Roundstone near Worthing were astounded to be asked to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the £12 million new centre and restaurant. Read more - open to all

Here come the Hortsteppers…

A team of intrepid (or perhaps naïve) colleagues from the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) are taking on the challenge of a lifetime walking 100km (62 miles) for charity. Read more - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - open to all

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 - members only

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 - open to all

Tim Briercliffe is to leave the HTA

Shortly having been given an enhanced role with the HTA, Tim Briercliffe is to leave the association to become secretary general of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). See more... Read more - members only

Tom Chambers complete a management and sales restructure

Tom Chambers Ltd, the long established supplier of bird care and wrought iron garden ranges are pleased to announce the completion of a number of new appointments to their sales and management team. Read more - open to all

Career change pays off as single mum takes on more staff and moves to larger premises

An ex teacher, then full time mum who retrained as a garden designer, has taken on more staff and moved to larger premises in Cranbrook, Kent. Read more - open to all

Three wheelbarrows, 60 miles, two days, two bulls and a lot of mud

To celebrate Garden Re-leaf Day 2013, staff members from The Gardens Group and volunteers last week completed The Big Push. Read more - open to all

Millbrook launches its new rewards programme

Managing Director, Tammy Woodhouse, launches Millbrooks new rewards programme this month. Read more - open to all

Steve Harper joins Bord na Mona

Steve Harper, who resigned as MD of Vital Earth in December, has taken control of UK operations of Bord na Mona. See more... Read more - members only

Allen Evans of Decco Ipswich celebrates 50 years’ service

A landmark 50 years’ service was recently celebrated by Allen Evans of Decco Ipswich. Read more - open to all

Hillier celebrates job-creating refurbishment by handing £35,202 to charity

Hillier Garden Centre is celebrating the results of its refurbishment programme, which has contributed to improved sustainability and increased employment in Horsham. Read more - open to all

Maxted to leave as HTA restructures

Andrew Maxted, Director of Marketing, is to leave the HTA as it restructures in order to cut costs. See more... Read more - members only

Stephen Potter joins Glencrest Seatex as National Sales Manager

Stephen Potter follows Dylan Cole both formerly with Alexander Rose as their National Sales Manager. Steven says he is very excited about this move to such a reputable company. Read more - open to all

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