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A Simple 3-Step Guide to Covid-Secure Garden Centres

A Simple 3-Step Guide to Covid-Secure Garden Centres

With the recent guidance from the Government that garden centres can reopen after weeks of lock-down, making sure social distancing…
Is gardening good for your health?

Is gardening good for your health?

Of course, gardening is great for increasing the kerb appeal of your property. But did you know it can also…
COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: The Palace Gardener

COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: The Palace Gardener

The Palace Gardener is a quaint garden centre in the heart of Fulham, West London. A traditional centre, it relies…
COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: Evergreen Garden Care

COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: Evergreen Garden Care

Evergreen Garden Care is one of the largest manufacturers in the garden retail market, supplying a whole range or garden…
COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: Blue Diamond Garden Centres

COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: Blue Diamond Garden Centres

Blue Diamond is the second biggest garden centre chain in the UK. The Channel Island based business has recently gone…
COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: Tapps Garden Centre

COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: Tapps Garden Centre

Tapps garden centre is a family-run, independent garden centre based in Baldock, Hertfordshire. The business is owned by Graham and…
COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: MorePeople

COMBATTING CORONAVIRUS: MorePeople

MorePeople was supposed to be celebrating this month. The business has been recruiting staff for their clients in food, garden…
How we’ve Fallen Back in Love with our Gardens

How we’ve Fallen Back in Love with our Gardens

There are definite downsides to a few months of enforced lockdown. But one of the most obvious silver linings is…
Would your Garden Centre Benefit from Selling Greenhouses?

Would your Garden Centre Benefit from Selling Greenhouses?

Vitavia shares their expertise on selling greenhouses in the garden retail setting We appreciate that the following is the question…
Getting more garden shed sales from your show site

Getting more garden shed sales from your show site

This guide, by Power Sheds, reveals some top-secret tips on how you can convert your visitors and not lose them…
Can garden centres go peat free?

Can garden centres go peat free?

Bow Flowerdew kicked up a storm on Twitter earlier this month. The TV presenter and contributor to Radio 4 Gardeners…
Natural Grower sees business rocket

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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 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…
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