LifestyleGarden® helps remove 565,000kg of plastic from the world’s waterways

In just a few years, ScanCom, including LifestyleGarden®’s collaboration with Plastic Bank® has made a huge impact on plastic pollution and communities across the globe. Read more - open to all

Enders arrive in the UK market

We are excited to bring the Enders brand to the UK and Irish market on a direct basis. We want to offer retailers the chance to partner with us and continue the sustained growth that we have had in continental Europe over the last 15 years - Elliot May, UK and Ireland Sales Manager. Read more - open to all


Retail theatre masterclass with La Hacienda

New for season 24, La Hacienda’s new merchandising displays have been designed to create a new generation of point of sale that shouts and inspires within the retail environment.  Read more - open to all

Broaden your offer with LifestyleGarden® ‘mix and match’

A new mix-and-match option from LifestyleGarden® is set to create a wealth of opportunities for retailers, enabling stockists to build a bespoke offerings and to try lines they might not have considered before. Read more - open to all

Anatomy of a Product: Firestorm Heaters

The newest – and most exciting – name in outdoor heating, Firestorm Heater, has brought to market unlike anything seen before. 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

Be Safe – Be Sure – Be LOFA Assured

The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association is made up of the best brands within the outdoor leisure industry and the products they supply are not only of the highest quality but also safe.  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

Lots for the Garden Press to write about

There was plenty to see and hear at the Garden Press Event including a snail fence, outdoor fragrances, a new urban compost from Scotts and news of some enhanced summer events. Read more - members only

Woodlodge's Dorset rocking chair.

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

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

More chat from the aisles of the Garden Press Event

A new website for Westland, Showa’s bio-degradable gardening gloves, Eden Project seeds, a 10,000 strong Facebook community of Garden Goddesses and Hozelock’s electric weed killer were some of the innovations on show at the Garden Press event. Read more - members only

Hozelock Thermal Weeder

Valentine’s Day is for the birds

Valentines Day sees the start of National Nest Box Week as we are not the only creatures to get romantic as spring approaches.   The BTO offers an information pack and ideas. 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

Is this the future of garden furniture retailing?

Garden centres regularly complain they are the showroom for online garden furniture retailers. A recent collaboration between and Toad Hall Garden Centre may be a signpost to the future. Read more - members only

LifestyleGarden® confirms new freight deal

LifestyleGarden®, a leading name in the outdoor furniture sector, is thrilled to announce the successful negotiation of a monumental group freight agreement that promises substantial cost efficiencies for its retail customers.

Read more - open to all

LifestyleGarden's Topaz collection - part of its mix & match offering

LifestyleGarden® gets set for SOLEX 2024

Look out for new designs, an update on its responsible ranges and an extremely exciting new concept in outdoor furniture! Read more - open to all

NOVA discusses their 2025 collection

Outdoor living wholesalers, NOVA have unveiled their take on garden furniture trends for summer 2025 and beyond, as well as what you can expect to see in their new ranges.

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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


Westland unveils Peckish TV campaign

Westland has announced its biggest ever TV campaign for Peckish, which starts on Christmas Day.  Read more - open to all

All year alfresco living

Why let the unpredictability of the British weather curtail your appreciation of your garden and outdoor living when a Maze pergola can extend it. Our high quality aluminium pergolas are built to exacting standards and look sleek and modern. Read more - open to all

The Eden pergola

Orders for 2022 furniture is 3X normal levels say Norfolk

Norfolk Leisure says retailer demand at their trade show was 3X normal levels.  They introduced a range of UK designed barbecues and warned of possible delays in Christmas deliveries. Read more - members only

Debbie Waudby and Nick Anderson

Furniture outlet stores launch website is one of the first UK websites to offer the furniture outlet experience to online shoppers. Their offer includes garden furniture with a guarantee of the UK’s lowest prices. 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

Kettler GB unaffected by restructure announcement

Heinz Kettler Gmbh & Co KG has entered a period of self-administration in order to restructure its German business but leaves the UK operation unaffected. Read more - members only

White Stores opens garden furniture showroom in Oxford garden centre

Online garden furniture retailer White Stores has opened its first concession at Yarnton Nurseries Garden Centre in Oxfordshire as a pilot. Read more - members only

Online retailers raise their profile

The growing presence of online retailers was clear at the Garden Press Event with two established sites and two newcomers, one launched at the show and one being mysterious about its launch plans. Read more - members only

Monthly plan from Garden Wants

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


Review of 2014 in the Garden Industry

2014 has been dominated by the repositioning of the major gardening goods distributors following the demise of Solus.  The weather for once provided a good news story and towards the end of the year there was a flurry of activity from Wyevale as it picked up eight long established independent garden centres.  See the full review – which is open to all… Read more - open to all

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

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