Wingwalkers raise over £9,000 for Greenfingers

Yesterday eight brave adventurers took to the skies, soaring over the Cotswolds countryside to not only make memories but more importantly to raise money for the Greenfingers charity. Read more - open to all

Help British Garden Centres’ Phillippa Stubbs as she takes to the skies for charity

It’s not long now until Phillippa Stubbs takes to the skies standing on the top wing of a vintage Boeing Stearman bi-plane and flying through the air at speeds of around 135mph all to raise money for Greenfingers Charity. Read more - open to all

Phillippa Stubbs

Three staff celebrate a century of service at Wyevale Nurseries

Three team members from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford have between them accrued a century of service with the commercial grower (June 2023). Read more - open to all

Heather Williamson, Elle Field, Jackie Gunthorpe, Justin Williams, Andy Johnson Wyevale Nurseries.

Jail for Michael Hall of Deco-Pak

The former director of Deco-Pak, Michael Hall, has been jailed following the 2017 death of a worker who was crushed by the robot arm of a bagging machine. Read more - members only

Image source, West Yorkshire Police

Grange Fencing hires Jason Richardson as new head of sales

Jason Richardson has been appointed as the new Head of Sales at Grange Fencing. Richardson brings over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing, most recently serving as Joint Managing Director at Haemmerlin wheelbarrows. Read more - open to all

Jason Richardson - new head of sales

Andy Whelan joins Gardenforum

We are delighted to have coaxed Andy Whelan out of retirement to become an additional member of the Gardenforum team on a consultancy basis.  Read more - open to all

Andy Whelan

Susan Fairley joins the team at The Federation of Garden & Leisure Manufacturers Ltd

Susan Fairley has been appointed to the new role of Trade Federation Manager across Gardenex, PetQuip and the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) as we say goodbye to Pat Flynn at PetQuip and CHA, who is retiring at the end of this month. Read more - open to all

Susan Fairley

Fallen Fruits UK announce new Company Sales Director

Leading UK garden sundries supplier Fallen Fruits UK has announced the arrival of James Brindle as the company’s new sales director. Read more - open to all

James Brindle, sales director of Fallen Fruits

Top Apprentice award for Josh at Malvern

WYEVALE Nurseries’ Business Support team member Josh Pascoe has been presented with the MRG Apprentice of the Year 2022/2023 award at the recent RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Read more - open to all

Josh Pascoe being congratulated by horticulturalist, presenter and author, Frances Tophill.

Artevasi appoints Darren Boorman as the new UK Director

We are delighted to announce that Darren Boorman has joined the team at Artevasi as UK Director to lead the company's vision in the UK to be a leading supplier of recycled plastic, ceramic and terracotta pots. Read more - open to all

Darren Boorman

Jason Pike joins JFH Horticultural Supplies

Jason Pike has joined JFH Horticultural Supplies.  He was national sales manager for Bord na Mona and The Greener Gardening Co until UK operations ceased last year. Read more - open to all

Jason Pike

Glee Talent Store finalists selected to showcase at Glee 2023

Twelve candidates from this year’s Glee Talent Store have been selected to showcase their designs at Glee (May 2023). Read more - open to all

Clare Baker and Nathan Evans from Bents Garden Home

Where next for Boyd?

30th April was the last day for Boyd Douglas-Davies at British Garden Centres.  So where next for one of the best-known characters in UK garden retail? Read more - members only

Boyd Douglas-Davies

The Bearded Botanist makes it 500 for the YPHA

The Young People in Horticulture Association reveals that the Bearded Botanist becomes their 500th member.  Plus, there are three additions to the committee. Read more - members only

Frances Tophill with Jordan Weston

Leon Boots in marathon World Record

Last weekend, Becky Lafford broke the women’s world record for a marathon run in wellies, using the same lightweight Leon Boots that claimed the men’s record in 2021. Read more - open to all

Becky Lafford, before setting her World Record

RHS appoints new Head of Plant Health to deliver solutions for people and nature   

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are delighted to announce Dr Andy Salisbury as the new Head of Plant Health for the charity. Read more - open to all

Dr Andy Salisbury - Head of Plant Health

Adam Banks wins Garland’s ‘Sales Agent of the Year’

The coveted ‘Sales Agent of the Year’ award presented by Garland Products has been won in 2023 by Adam Banks, the newest member of the company’s team.  Read more - open to all

Adam Banks with the Garland 'Sales Agent of the Year' trophy

New appointment at 4 Seasons Outdoor

4 Seasons Outdoor are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Sandbrook to their sales team. Read more - open to all

The Garden Media Guild confirms new officers

The Garden Media Guild (GMG) is pleased to announce that it has confirmed the appointment of its officer roles, with Mike Palmer returning as Chair, supported by Alexandra Campbell, Stephanie Hafferty and Lexi Gee as Vice-Chairs. Read more - open to all

Mike Palmer

GIMA appoints new Membership & Marketing Co-ordinator

GIMA is pleased to announce that is has recently appointed Angie Lloyd as the trade association’s new Membership and Marketing Co-ordinator. Read more - open to all

Angie Lloyd

Micheala’s world-beating coffee puts Haskins on top of the world

Michaela Wilson, from Haskins West End, was named one of the best baristas in the world, taking third place in Costa Coffee’s Global Barista of the Year competition. Read more - open to all

Claudia Winkleman, Adrian Cook (Costa MD, Michaela Wilson, Gordon Mowat (Costa MD)

Linda wins competition to name new phormium

A member of the team at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has won a competition to name a new phormium bred by new variety managers at Plantipp (May 2023). Read more - open to all

Phormium Bohemian

Senior RHS role for Dobbies' senior houseplant buyer

Claire Bishop, Senior Houseplant Buyer at Dobbies, has been appointed as one of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chairs of Assessors. Read more - open to all

Claire Bishop at RHS Chelsea

New Product Specification Manager for Green-tech Specifier

Seraya Sigsworth has recently joined Green-tech Specifier as their Product Specification Manager. Read more - open to all

Mark and Seraya

Success for seventh generation of family business

Durston Garden Products is celebrating, as Katie Durston – the seventh generation of the family to join the business – has completed her City & Guilds Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration, achieving Distinction across the board. Read more - open to all

Katie Durston – the seventh generation of the family to join the business.

RocketGro marks new chapter with appointment of Managing Director

As part of its ongoing growth strategy, RocketGro has appointed Toby Thomas to the role of managing director with immediate effect. The news is the first in a series of exciting new announcements set to come out of the business this year. Read more - open to all

RocketGro has appointed Toby Thomas to the role of managing director

Fullbrook Nursery welcomes a new appointment

Fullbrook Nursery based in Lichfield Staffordshire continues its ambitious growth plans by continuing to invest in its cash and carry site based in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Read more - open to all

Andrew Barlow

The restoration of Bridgemere Show Gardens gathers steam

Blue Diamond appoints TV gardener, author & chartered horticulturalist, David Domoney, as ambassador to Bridgemere Show Gardens. Read more - members only

David Domoney at Bridgemere Show Gardens

Garden centre staff to attend IGCA Congress study tour

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust has selected Louise Kemp from Coolings Wych Cross Garden Centre and Ashley Bains from Barton Grange to attend this year’s International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress (2023). Read more - open to all

Louise Kemp from Coolings Wych Cross Garden Centre with Gary Carvosso, Chairman at Coolings

New product team at AMES UK brings innovation to the fore

As AMES UK continues unequivocally on its mission to become the trusted authority on everything outdoors, it has continued to invest in two key appointments within its product team to place innovation and bestselling lines at the fore for all its brands including Kelkay, La Hacienda and Apta. Read more - open to all

Becki Allon, AMES UK Product Manage

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