Castle Gardens showcases solar powered water irrigation system

Castle Gardens in Sherborne, Dorset has partnered with Wales-based Harvst, which designs sustainable growing systems, to showcase the WaterMate Smart Irrigation System; the first and only solar powered automatic watering system to be made in the UK. As The Gardens...

Hillier furthers commitment to sustainable growing with new facility

Hillier has commenced the build of a new state-of-the-art growing structure at its Hampshire nursery, as part of the latest step in its sustainability commitment. The new structure spans an impressive 1.2 hectares of the 40-hectare Hillier container nurseries...

Bents promotes Emma Kelly to Commercial Director

Bents Garden & Home has taken a significant step as it plans for the future by promoting Emma Kelly to Commercial Director, a position that has been specifically created to support the management structure at the family owned and run business. Emma has been with...

Longacres expansion set to get underway

Longacres, the UK's largest independent garden centre, is to be extended by Smiemans Projecten in early 2025. The work includes the garden centre's cold sales area and restaurant. The wide-span extension will be constructed with high performance polycarbonate and...

Online reviews & AI: how to get insights into trends and create professional responses?

In today's digital age, online reviews are not just feedback but a powerful tool that you can leverage to understand customer sentiment and improve services. As you accumulate thousands of reviews across various platforms, manually analysing them becomes an unfeasible...




Blue Diamond posts 2023 accounts

The new largest garden centre group Blue Diamond has posted its 2023 accounts which shows a £24.2m profit – a 16% increase on 2022. Sales for 2023 were £310.6m versus £259.3m last year, a 20% increase on 2022, and a 9% like for like uptake. This marks an important...

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