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GCA members hail virtual area meetings a success

GCA members hail virtual area meetings a success

The first regional meetings of 2021 for Garden Centre Association (GCA) members were held online and were hailed a great…
Dire St David’s Day predictions for horticulture in Wales

Dire St David’s Day predictions for horticulture in Wales

Welsh growers and garden retailers are bracing themselves for the impact of continued restrictions and say they need a miracle, like that said to have…
HTA’s OMC agrees to form group to communicate industry’s future research needs

HTA’s OMC agrees to form group to communicate industry’s future research needs

The HTA’s Ornamental Management Committee (OMC) has agreed to convene a working group to establish and communicate the industry’s future…
GCA elects new members of the board at AGM

GCA elects new members of the board at AGM

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) have elected new members to its board during the organisation’s virtual AGM. The…
GIMA launches the UK garden industry’s first ‘Plastic Packaging Pledge’

GIMA launches the UK garden industry’s first ‘Plastic Packaging Pledge’

Trade association GIMA has launched the industry’s first ‘Plastic Packaging Pledge’. The pledge is in response to the global impact…
GCA announces virtual regional meetings

GCA announces virtual regional meetings

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) will still be able to get together for their regional meetings in a…
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…
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