Ivyline to make GLAS debut

Market-leading home and garden supplier, Ivyline, will make its debut at the GLAS (Garden Landscape and Amenity Sportsturf) trade exhibition at the National Basketball Arena, Dublin, on 18th July. Read more - open to all

G Plants launches new 'Grow Your Own' collection

G Plants, a renowned leader in innovative gardening products, is proud to announce the launch of its latest 'Grow Your Own' product line for autumn and winter. Read more - open to all

Indoor Flavours Spicy & Aromatic Grow Set


Primeur launches Bree Merryn licensed collection at Spring Fair

Home and garden specialist, Primeur, has launched a brand-new collection of doormats produced under license from Bree Merryn, one of Britain’s most popular wildlife artists. Read more - open to all

Bree Merryn Primeur Stand at Spring Fair

Open the door to Primeur at Spring Fair

House and garden specialist, Primeur, is looking forward to its first ever showcase at Spring Fair. From its stand in Hall 8 A50-B51, the British business will present an extensive collection of sustainably produced doormats, with a design to suit any home. Read more - open to all

Launching at Spring Fair - LUMIZ – new decorative Solar range from Fallen Fruits

Fallen Fruits over the last 30 years have been synonymous with supplying quality ranges to the UK retail market across a number of core categories, and so Fallen Fruits are delighted to launch at Spring Fair 24, Lumiz, a decorative solar retail concept. Read more - open to all

Bizzotto Christmas 2024 launches December 2023! 

Bizzotto would like to extend an invitation to Christmas buyers across the industry to visit our showroom in Venice, Italy. This trip includes travel and accommodation courtesy of Bizzotto. Read more - open to all

Devon Christmas tree farm crowned Champion Growers 2023

Dartmoor Christmas Tree Farm in Devon have won the accolade of providing the Christmas tree for Downing Street after being crowned Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year 2023. Read more - open to all

Peter Wright with Champion Grower of the Year Stuart Kirkup from Dartmoor Christmas Tree

Bents and Cowells take the top GCA plant awards

Bents and Cowells top the first day’s awards at the 2018 GCA conference. Also prominent were Fairways of Ashbourne, Stratford and Barton Grange Garden Centres. Read more - members only

Ruxley Rose (Destination Garden Centre category) – Bents Garden & Home

GC Christmas sales have ‘stalled a bit’ after a 7 – 10 year trend of huge increases

The majority of garden centres say Christmas sales were up but competition is increasing and December sales were disappointing for some. Read more - members only

Vivid Arts settles dispute with Tom Chambers

The legal battle between Vivid Arts and Tom Chambers regarding allegations of design right infringement, copyright infringement and passing off has been resolved. Read more - members only

Vivid's range

Vote now to recognise Gardening’s best buyers

Believing that good buyers have not been given the recognition they deserve, Glee is asking you to nominate people or teams that might qualify as the country’s best buyers for awards being introduced at the show. Read more - members only

December was the biggest month of the year for GCA members

The latest figures from the GCA show 2014 was the best year for 4 years with December beating May as the biggest sales month of the year. Read more - members only

Notcutts opens phase 2 of Wheatcroft

Notcutts is to open phase 2 of Wheatcroft garden centre. The centrepiece is “The Street Kitchen” themed restaurant where each van cooks a different type of cuisine. See more… Read more - members only

Rewild your garden and protect our pollinators with Bee Friends® with Nature

As the urgency to protect our natural environment grows, so does the movement towards rewilding our gardens. G Plants’ innovative gardening range, Bee Friends® with Nature is designed to make gardening for wildlife easy and enjoyable for everyone.  Read more - open to all

ECO-Box Seed Shakers

Asteraceae: A new ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’ collection

This spring Sheffield-based Burgon & Ball, creator of premium gardening tools and accessories since 1730, is launching an elegant new design collection in its top-selling ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’ range of gardening gifts. Read more - open to all

Burgon and Ball RHS Gifts for Gardeners Asteraceae indoor watering can

Navigating the future: A partnership tailored to your garden retail needs

Greenkey is now your go-to supplier for innovative gardening sundries and decor. With stock held in the UK, swift processing, low reorder value, and personalised support, we've got you covered. Read more - open to all

Pop up garden bag

Ivyline to launch new collections at Spring Fair

Ivyline will launch its brand-new Autumn/Winter 2024/5 collection at Spring Fair, offering visitors a first glimpse of gorgeous Christmas décor, home accessories and trend-leading planters. Visitors can also look forward to the launch of a completely new Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew collection. Read more - open to all


Doormats to drive sales – Primeur to make Spring Fair debut

Visitors to Spring Fair can find Primeur and its mat range in Hall 8, stand A50-B51. Look out for a range of price points, and designs including the company’s latest collaboration with artist, Bree Merryn. Read more - open to all

Bree Merryn, Hedgehog Boot Tray

RHS announces chocolate and confectionery deal

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced an important partnership in the confectionery category, further underlining the appeal of the UK’s favourite gardening charity to companies in a wide range of diverse product categories. Read more - open to all

Primus unwraps a garden of possibilities for 2024

Primus, a family run business whose heritage dates back to 1925 is delighted to announce the official launch of its highly anticipated 2024 range alongside a captivating new catalogue and a fresh new look. Read more - open to all

Primus 2024 Catalogue

Elho completes purchase of Ebertsankey

Elho’s Good(s)Factory has completed the purchase of Ebertsankey as Fiskars focuses on its core consumer business. Read more - members only

Christmas and gift sales took off in October

Latest figures from the GCA Barometer of trade show how revenue from gifts and Christmas lines doubled in October. Outdoor plant sales were also good. Read more - members only

Brinsmore Gardens, Yeovil

Plants now take second place to catering

If August is wet plant sales prosper. If it is dry garden furniture sales do well. Last month was different. It was wet and dry in different areas and both categories flourished according to the latest GCA figures. But long term trend shows the proportional fall of traditional gardening. Read more - members only

Paradise Park

GCA names best garden centres for plants and furniture

Sunshine Garden Centre and Van Hage are the best GCA outdoor living retailers.  Cowell’s and Bents are the best for plants. Read more - members only


Where to see the best Garden Centre Christmas displays

The GCA has named 13 regional winners in their annual Christmas display competition.  To see where to go to see the best displays. Read more - members only

Castle Gardens Christmas displays

Looking ahead - It's not all doom and gloom

2013 turned out to be another disappointing year in all three key sectors of the garden retail market – garden plants, garden care and garden leisure – with all three sectors showing a steady decline in the five years to 2013 covered by the Analysis. Read more - members only

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