Extend the festive spirit into 2022 with Woodlodge at Harrogate Christmas & Gift

After another unprecedented year for retail, Woodlodge is looking forward to starting the 2022 sales season in style by taking the festive cheer into the new year at Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair. Read more

Brand new Plantsmith range - the ultimate gifting experience

The award-winning collection currently taking the industry by storm, Plantsmith has its sights set on transforming the indoor plant care category in 2022. Read more

Plantsmith orchid feed set


The Gardens Group is aglow with new Christmas displays

Rainbows for the NHS, Mary Poppins and the natural world are among this year’s new Christmas display themes at Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil, Castle Gardens in Sherborne and Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester. Read more

Premium Christmas Trees: the sustainable choice

Sustainability is a key topic for many consumers, a trend that has only been growing over time. With the recent Intergovernmental Panel Climate Change (IPCC) report and the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) event in Glasgow at the end of October, it has never been more prominent in people’s minds. Read more

Guaranteed Christmas stock with the Primus 2021 Collection

Our talented design team is proud to bring you an unmissable range of festive gifts and décor for the home and garden that is guaranteed delivery for the festive sales boom.  Our elves have certainly been busy and all of our Christmas Collection is IN STOCK NOW and ready for immediate despatch with next day delivery! Read more

Light-up Vintage Metal Vehicles

New Honey & Wild additions unveiled at Glee

With decorative homewares and creativity on the rise, so it's no surprise that demand for outdoor decor in the UK is higher than ever.  Woodlodge is delighted to add to its carefully curated Honey & Wild portfolio with more products than ever available to help embellish outside spaces. Read more

Burgon & Ball at Glee: New ideas, exciting developments

This autumn Burgon & Ball, the UK’s longest-established manufacturer of premium garden tools and accessories, will once again be at this year’s GLEE exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC to unveil a wide range of launches for the new season, with lots of fresh new ideas and exciting developments on current favourites, too. Read more

Burgon and Ball new Kneelo

Helping retailers stay ahead this festive season

Following record sales of real Christmas trees in 2020, Premium Christmas Trees is helping garden retailers to understand the latest evolution in consumer buying trends and how they are set to impact sales this festive season.  Read more

Cut Koren Christmas tree from Premium Christmas Trees

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leon Boots Co is increasing the gifting potential of wellington boots

Whether its Easter, Mother’s Day, or just as a gift for friends and family, gifting is big business within garden retail. Leon Boots Co. is switching up this category with the most lightweight wellingtons ever, the potential for year-round sales for this popular footwear category is higher than ever. Read more

Woodlodge to showcase home interior and gift collections at Spring Fair

Woodlodge is delighted to announce it will be taking three of its most popular ranges to Spring Fair in February, giving retailers the opportunity to see its new and best-selling ranges ahead of the new season. Read more

Woodlodge’s Snowlodge collection at Harrogate Fair

Woodlodge’s Snowlodge collection to energise the Christmas category at Harrogate Fair. Woodlodge is delighted to announce it will be exhibiting its Christmas product range at the upcoming Harrogate Christmas & Gift Fair in January 2022. Read more

Popcorn Kitchen makes premium-leaning garden centres a priority partner

Popcorn Kitchen is the perfect example of an ambitious small food & drinks disruptor who’s discovered that its steadfast commitment to small batch production, best-in-class all-natural ingredients, head-turning flavours and eye-catching gifting formats resonates with this most appreciative of small producer audiences. Read more


Woodlodge expands indoor offering

Woodlodge is proud to launch the next phase of  its Root Indoor range of pots ahead of the 2022 season as more and more consumers start to value sustainability, closeness to nature and plants’ health benefits. Read more

The Constant Garden Collection by Henry Bell continues to flourish

The Constant Garden Collection from Henry Bell continues to bloom as it introduces new products to the popular range of premium quality faux plants. Read more

Ivyline launch 280+ new lines and 3 new product categories at Glee 2021

Ivyline are extremely excited to welcome the gardening industry back to Glee 2021! Look out for over 280 new product lines, three new product categories and new sustainable materials. Read more

Smart Garden buys Briers

Smart Garden Products has announced the purchase of Briers, the leading glove supplier, from administrators. Read more

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

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

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

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


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

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

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