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


LifestyleGarden® achieves finalist status at the 2023 National Recycling Awards

ScanCom and LifestyleGarden® are celebrating today, as it has been confirmed that the new-for-2024 Onyx chair, powered by Social Plastic®, has been shortlisted for the ‘Recycled Product of the Year - Plastics’ award at the 2023 MRW National Recycling Awards. Read more - open to all

Naturally beautiful British Christmas Trees

Connecting you with the best British wholesale Christmas tree suppliers. Buying British grown Christmas trees supports local businesses and our native wildlife and eco-systems. Grown sustainably and available from our UK-wide network of BCTGA members. Read more - open to all

Ivyline brings Christmas by candlelight

Already a brand renowned for its planters and plant accessories, Ivyline is fast becoming a preferred supplier of design-led Christmas ranges. The new Christmas 2023/4 offering is a spectacular array of elegant home accents and Advent inspiration.  Read more - open to all

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

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

Boost sales with new limited-edition lines from Burgon & Ball

Sheffield-based Burgon & Ball, creator of beautiful premium gardening tools and accessories since 1730, is helping retailers boost impulse sales this autumn with a choice of limited-edition packs. Read more - open to all

Burgon and Ball limited-edition gift collections

See the full Ivyline range at its dedicated showroom

If you were unable to attend Glee this year or couldn’t fight your way onto the Ivyline stand, retailers are invited to view the full collection at the company’s showroom where the latest design-led ranges for home and garden are on display. Read more - open to all


Premium Christmas Trees: it’s so much more than trees!

The sun might be high in the sky but for many retailers Christmas is starting to sneak into view again.  One brand that is helping retailers optimise festive sales is Premium Christmas Trees. Here the PCT team share details of their 2023 offering. Read more - open to all

Cut Koren Christmas tree from Premium Christmas Trees

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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