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Natural Grower sees business rocket

Natural Grower is taking the garden retail sector by storm. The business is experiencing growth thanks to a trend for…

The millennial effect on your garden centre

Ask the millennial plant parents about their collections – they’ll gush with such pride that you’d think they were talking…

Here’s how Squires Garden Centres use social media

Squire’s Garden Centre is a successful family owned horticulture business that serves the local community. There are 16 Squires Garden…

Keeping your garden centre on trend in a digital era

As garden retail endures to thrive, the future of the trade looks promising. Matthew Mein, Glee Event Director, said: “The…

The Wyevale Effect – How has the selling of all 145 Wyevale Garden Centres effected the industry?

GCR recently caught up with garden centres across the country, investigating how the sale of all 145 Wyevale Garden Centres…

Is your garden centre doing enough to tackle mental health?

The WHO predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second largest single cause of ill health in the world.…

Can you use data to improve mental health at work?

Mental health organisation, Mente, has said that businesses can improve mental health at work by being more strategic. They should…

What’s the difference between a compostable and biodegradable products, and why should you care?

Public interest for sustainable alternative products to everyday items has massively increased over the past decade. Garden centres have not…

Newbank Garden Centres buys Trebaron Garden Centre

Newbank Garden Centre has completed the purchase of Trebaron Garden Centre in Newton le Willows. The family-run company, based in…

Garden Centre Overstrand reduces plastic it sends to landfill

Over the past 2 months, Garden Centre Overstrand has seen a huge reduction in the level of its general waste.…

‘Brexit worries’ cause nervous Brits to prepare for Christmas early

A Christmas Tree business has reported a 112% increase in sales as nervous Brits stockpile for the Christmas period ahead…

Why garden centres are a good investment

Simon Quinton Smith gives an overview as to why garden centres in the UK are a good investment. Garden centres…

Video: Fordingbridge statement building at Rosebank Garden Centre

One of the newest additions to the Fordingbridge Statement Building portfolio is open and taking the area by storm. Rosebank…

How garden centres can sell walking sticks

Garden Centre Retail speaks with Charlotte Gillan of Classic Canes to find out how to sell walking sticks. What are…

Move over unicorns, the llama is the latest must have accessory

The llama is leading the charge to knock unicorns off the top spot for must have accessories in 2019. It…

40% of parents aren?t confident planting plants with their children

40% of adults aren’t planting plants with their children because they don?t feel confident in their abilities. This is according…

11 reasons you should enter awards

Entering industry awards can often seem like a bit of a faff. But the benefits of entering far outweigh the…

Which Wyevale centres have been sold so far?

So far, 45 garden centres have been moved on by Wyevale Garden Centres. Of these, nine have gone to developers…

Can your caf??s food waste be recycled?

Garden Centre Retail caught up with Louise Murphy, Sales & Logistics Executive at ReFood UK Limited, a food waste management…

What is shared parental leave?

Shared parental leave provides an opportunity for eligible parents to take advantage of additional flexibility in the way they choose…
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