Planning success for Forest Lodge Garden Centre and Birdworld

Malcolm Scott Consultants Ltd has gained double planning permissions for ambitious development at the 14-hectare joint Forest Lodge and Birdworld site. See more... Read more

Fire damages Gordon Rigg

Gordon Rigg Garden Centre on Moss Bridge Road, Rochdale, one of three in the group, was damaged by fire on Saturday night. The centre is trading again, but with no houseplants, pets or aquatics. Read more

Confusion over Canterbury garden centres

Canterbury Garden Centre has become the second independent to challenge The Garden Centre Group (TGCG, formally Wyevale) over its decision to rename its outlets with local names. There was confusion when one of the group's staff appeared at the wrong garden centre for training. See more... Read more

No rebuild for Wyevale Caddington

The Garden Centre Group (TGCG), formerly Wyevale, has sold Caddington garden centre rather than rebuild it, following the devastating fire in July 2008. See more… Read more

Dobbies changes tack at York

Dobbies has withdrawn its planning appeal at York and has submitted an application to develop a Garden World at Livingston, the new town between Edinburgh and Glasgow. See more... Read more

Dobbies go ahead for UK's most eco-friendly garden centre

Aberdeen City Council has granted planning permission for a new Dobbies Garden World at New Park in Lang Stracht, Aberdeen. See more... Read more

Patience pays off for Dobbies in Northern Ireland

After four years Dobbies has won planning permission for a new garden centre at Lisburn, just south of Belfast. See more... Read more

Greenacres changes hands

Greenacres Nurseries in Stapleton, Leics, has been sold for an undisclosed sum. The deal was arranged by Alexander Mackie Associates. See more... Read more

Dobbies reveals first of several new sites

Dobbies have started local consultation for a new 65,000 ft.² garden centre at Nether Alderley in Cheshire. See more... Read more

Garden Store reopens the Pavilion

The Garden Store Ltd has acquired the lease of the Pavilion Garden Centre, near Wolverhampton, which closed at Christmas. The store reopened on Saturday. See more... Read more

New garden centre for Trago Mills

Diarmuid Gavin will cut the ribbon at a new Trago Mills garden centre that opens this Saturday at Newton Abbot. See more... Read more

New plans will double the size of Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge Garden Centre has re-submitted a planning application that will double the size of the garden centre and integrate it with the adjacent Bird World. See more... Read more

Ram raiders hit Bracknell garden centre

Ram raiders smashed into Moss End Garden Centre yesterday morning, making off with £4500 worth of garden machinery. See more... Read more

Kitching returns with Beckworth Emporium

Former Blooms of Bressingham chief executive, Jon Kitching, is to launch the Beckworth Emporium with his new partner, David Brown. It will be neither a garden centre nor a farm shop, but the best of both. See more... Read more

West Hagley makes it two for Webbs

Webbs Garden Centres has taken control of West Hagley, one of the Hurrans Garden Centres that are in administration. See more... Read more

Mike Gilbert breaks away from Hammond Phillips

Mike Gilbert and 2 fellow directors from Hammond Phillips have left the company to set up their own practice, Gilbert Evans, which is based in Ascot. See more... Read more

2 more planning successes from Malcolm Scott

Sefton Meadow and Frosts Woburn Sands garden centres have both been granted permissions to extend their retail area. See more... Read more

Blue Diamond opens Le Friquet

This Friday, Blue Diamond will open one of the most innovative garden centre designs yet seen. It is the shape of an octagonal doughnut, with the plant area filling the middle. See more... Read more

Langlands Arrives in Leeds

The famous Langlands Garden Centre in Shiptonthorpe near York is reaping the benefits of the current ‘Grow Your Own’ phenomenon and is expanding its empire by acquiring the old Hayes Garden Centre site in Leeds. See more... Read more

Weekend news round-up

Read what was said last weekend in the Press. Heinz targets garden centres with BBQ sauces, Dobbies to offer allotments and shoppers flinch at Smith & Hawken closing down sale. See more... Read more

Worcestershire garden centre sold to Australian investors

News comes from Alexander Mackie Associates of the sale, completed last week, of Earls Croome Garden Centre on the A38 near Upton upon Severn. This is an example of rising investment interest from outside the sector. See more... Read more

Novel way to spend a penny at the latest Dobbies' centre

The former Tesco store at Fosse Way, Shepton Mallet officially opened as the latest Dobbies Garden Centre last Sunday. It is the UK's first centre to be converted from a supermarket. See more... Read more

Go-ahead for redevelopment of Sanders

Revised plans for Wyevale’s Sanders Garden World have been approved by the district council in Somerset despite local objections. Work on the 35,000 ft.² extension is expected to start later this year. See more... Read more

Planning success saves Plants Galore

Malcolm Scott Consultants Ltd have won planning permission for Plants Galore that rescues them from closure under an enforcement notice. See more… Read more

Suppliers rally round Ruxley Manor

“It is at times like this that you realise what a fantastic industry we are in," said Richard Evans, managing director of Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, following the fire that destroyed stock worth over £2m. But several customers left without paying. See more... Read more

Massive fire at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre (Updated)

A massive fire broke out at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre yesterday afternoon, closing part of the A20 Sidcup bypass, Kent. See more... Read more

Peterborough Garden Park to be Britain's premier garden centre

Garden Park Investment's retail development at Peterborough is intent on being Britain's premier garden centre when it opens next spring with Van Hage as the anchor tenant. Already 80% of the space has been let. See more... Read more

Patience pays off for Whitehall Garden Centre

Whitehall Garden Centre has won planning permission, after many postponements, to double the size of its garden centre at Lacock in Wiltshire. See more... Read more

Sinclair to continue negotiations over Bolton Fell

William Sinclair has expressed disappointment at the level of compensation proposed by Natural England for Bolton Fell, which is due to become a Special Area of Conservation. See more... Read more

Hurrans unlikely to continue as a group

It is likely that the future of Hurrans Garden Centres will be decided by the end of March. However, it is unlikely that they will remain trading as a group. See more... Read more

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