Last chance to view Woodlodge’s new Snowlodge Christmas Décor range

There is still time to view Woodlodge’s brand new Snowlodge range for Christmas 2021. This exciting offering, made up of over 1,400 products, is supported by a dedicated virtual portal where the full range is on display. Read more

Woodlodge launches new Snowlodge Christmas virtual portal

Christmas may be but a distant memory but Woodlodge is already feeling the festive spirit thanks to its newly launched Snowlodge Christmas Décor range. Plus, book now to access the product hub. Read more


Dobbies launches series of Christmas podcasts

As Christmas approaches, Dobbies has released the first of three festive themed podcasts, sharing advice on everything from festive decorations and at-home Christmas crafts. Read more

Light up our streets NOW for the NHS this Christmas

Charted Horticulturist, broadcaster and founder of the Illumination Street campaign, David Domoney, urges Brits to “Light up our streets NOW for the NHS this Christmas”. Read more

Ivyline commits to eradicating plastic packaging

As part of its ongoing mission to become a more environmentally responsible business, Ivyline has confirmed that it has taken significant steps to reduce plastic within its packaging for end-user products. 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

Occupy kids of all ages with the perfect homeschool project from LECHUZA

The first planter to be produced with a PLAYMOBIL design, OJO features the classic LECHUZA self-watering system to support budding gardeners and existing fans, meaning plant care can be child’s play! ‎ Read more

LOWS setting the pace

Lows have a huge collection of seasonal and festive decorations, bespoke basketware, stainless steel lanterns and tea lights and are now taking Pre Orders for Christmas 2021. Read more

Woodlodge launch new Snowlodge Christmas Décor range

Following its acquisition of Adobe Wholesale and The Garden Foundry, Woodlodge is to further expand its offering for garden retailers with the introduction of its new Snowlodge Christmas Décor range. Read more

Primus launches new 2021 catalogue

Leading supplier of home and garden décor, Primus, has unveiled its 2021 catalogue, which launches over 200 new products.  Read more


Illumination Street 2020

British Garden Centres group takes exclusive sponsorship of the National Christmas Campaign Illumination Street. Now in its second year, it’s a campaign that motivates the nation to brighten up their front gardens with the spirit of Christmas. Read more

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

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