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Brett Avery to join HTA Board as Vice-President

Brett Avery to join HTA Board as Vice-President

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to announce that Brett Avery, Managing Director of Farplants, is to join the…
GIMA announces virtual Buyer Connect with British Garden Centres

GIMA announces virtual Buyer Connect with British Garden Centres

On Tuesday 18th August, GIMA along with buyers from the UK’s second largest garden centre chain, British Garden Centres, will…
GCA and GIMA join forces

GCA and GIMA join forces

A new joint initiative between the Garden Centre Association (GCA) and The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) has launched to…
Furniture and barbecue sales soar after garden centres re-open

Furniture and barbecue sales soar after garden centres re-open

Furniture and barbecues were the biggest sellers when garden centres re-opened in May according to the GCA Barometer of Trade…
Response from The HTA: opening of Garden Centres in Northern Ireland

Response from The HTA: opening of Garden Centres in Northern Ireland

The HTA Chairman, James Barnes, comments: “We welcome the Northern Ireland Executive’s announcement that garden centres will be able to…
Response from The HTA: opening of garden centres in Northern Ireland

Response from The HTA: opening of garden centres in Northern Ireland

The HTA Chairman, James Barnes, comments:  “While we welcome the Northern Ireland Executive’s announcement that garden centres will be included…
Response from The HTA: Scottish garden centres

Response from The HTA: Scottish garden centres

The First Minister Scotland announced yesterday that current restrictions on garden centres would not be lifted this week in Scotland,…
Response from The HTA: Opening of Garden Centres in England

Response from The HTA: Opening of Garden Centres in England

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Chairman, James Barnes, comments: “We welcome the UK Government’s announcement that garden centres will be…
GIMA Day Conference & AGM Postponed

GIMA Day Conference & AGM Postponed

In light of the current Coronavirus situation GIMA has postponed the AGM & Day Conference. It was due to take…
Traditional and non-traditional categories start 2020 positively

Traditional and non-traditional categories start 2020 positively

Sales across traditional and non-traditional categories at garden centres across the country were up during January according to the GCA…
Clothing and Houseplants show biggest increases in December

Clothing and Houseplants show biggest increases in December

Clothing was a big seller at garden centres across the country during December. This is according to the GCA Barometer…
HTA comments on Environment Bill

HTA comments on Environment Bill

The Government introduced its Environment Bill to Parliament today on 30 January 2020. James Clark, Director of Policy and Communications…
Greenfingers bags £12k raised ‘Orse racin’ at GCA Conference

Greenfingers bags £12k raised ‘Orse racin’ at GCA Conference

A team of GCA members have been crowned the winners after an afternoon of horse racing. It helped raise £12,000…
Garden centres receive top awards at GCA conference

Garden centres receive top awards at GCA conference

Garden centres are celebrating after receiving awards at the GCA annual conference on Monday. The awards were presented to the…
Mike Burks to take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21

Mike Burks to take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21

Mike Burks will take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21 at the start of the organisation’s annual conference. Mike, MD…
Mindfulness to be discussed by Buddhist monk at GCA Conference

Mindfulness to be discussed by Buddhist monk at GCA Conference

A Buddhist monk will be taking to the stage at the GCA annual conference in Bristol this month. He specialises…
The HTA pushes local authorities to pick up plant pots at kerbside

The HTA pushes local authorities to pick up plant pots at kerbside

The HTA has called on local authorities to collect plant pots in kerbside collections. It’s urging members to contact their…
Kate Adie CBE to speak at GCA conference

Kate Adie CBE to speak at GCA conference

Former BBC Chief News Correspondent Kate Adie CBE will speak at the GCA annual conference in Bristol. Attendees to the…
GIMA opens 2020 Knowledge Exchange programme

GIMA opens 2020 Knowledge Exchange programme

The GIMA Knowledge Exchange programme will kickstart 2020. It returns with the popular ‘Developing Selling Skills’ session.   The workshop…
houseplant, Christmas and gifting categories thrive in November 2019

houseplant, Christmas and gifting categories thrive in November 2019

November sales were up 10% compared with the same month in 2018 according to the HTA Market Update report. The…
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