Intrepid explorer sets London Marathon record!

A new world record time for running the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon in wellington boots has been set by Peter Butler-Jones, who completed the epic dash wearing Leon Boots’ lightweight unisex Explorer boots in aid of mental health charity, Mind. Read more

READYBLAZE set to make Glee debut

Winter fuel experts Dizmezs Ltd will be showcasing READYBLAZE at Glee 2021 for the first time. READYBLAZE is a new firewood brand ideal for the UK market. Read more


Garden centres increase footfall via Local SEO Marketing

It’s not surprising Local SEO is getting more and more popular to drive traffic to garden centres since almost half of the searches on Google are targeting something local. Garden Connect, explains how Local SEO works.
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Garden centres connect with their mobile customers

Davidson Richards & Garden Connect help garden centres connect with their mobile customers. Today, more than ever, garden centre customers expect a connected retail experience whether in-store, through mobile devices or the web. Read more

How the pandemic changed the way customers shop

Leading online marketing provider Garden Connect provides services to many garden centres to improve their online sales channels. Read more

Get gardens and allotments in fine shape for Spring with Clear ‘N’ Collect

Not only is Clear ‘N’ Collect’s sturdy, multi-purpose rake one of the handiest garden tools you’re likely to see, it is also a great British success story, fully designed and manufactured in the UK by an independent family business. Read more

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

Looking for EPoS?

EPoS specialists for garden centres, Davidson Richards bring over 44 years’ experience; helping you manage your entire operation from a single cloud-based solution and deliver a connected customer experience. Read more

Dizmezs – The Home of Firewood

Winter fuel experts Dizmezs have increased their manufacturing site capabilities, following strong growth in 2020. Already a reliable supplier to the UK market, this significant investment will return higher production capacity, strengthening the supply chain. Read more

The ultimate way to get customers to your garden centre via Google Shopping

A worldwide survey among consumers showed that 76% of the offline purchases start online: consumers want to know which store is selling the products they are looking for. They also need practical information: opening hours, a phone number and directions. Read more

Garden Connect - the ulitmate way to get customers to your garden centre via Google shopping.

Scotsdales launches Scan & Go Loyalty App

Scotsdales Garden Centres has launched the new and unique Scotsdales Scan & Go app. This app allows customers to scan their products while shopping, and offers a quick and smooth checkout procedure. Read more


Try new ‘Flow’ film for 2021

We have been working hard behind the scenes on the development of our ever growing product range. Introducing our Flow film - designed for maximum aeration. Read more

Garden Connect & Davidson Richards help grow online sales

Online marketing provider Garden Connect, and retail management and EPoS provider, Davidson Richards became close partners in 2020 and are looking forward to a successful 2021. Read more

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


Mum finds razor blade in child’s present from garden centre

Manchester Evening News reports how a horrified mother found a razor blade in a present given to her daughter by a garden centre’s Santa.  Read more

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