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Hillier Nurseries pulls out of Chelsea 2021

Hillier Nurseries pulls out of Chelsea 2021

After nearly 100 years as an exhibitor with 74 consecutive gold medals, Hillier Nurseries has decided to no longer exhibit…
Restaurant work underway at Southend garden centre

Restaurant work underway at Southend garden centre

Work is underway to enhance the offering at a Southend garden centre, with a 90-seat restaurant being constructed to complement…
Doggy day care opens at flagship Dobbies location

Doggy day care opens at flagship Dobbies location

Doggy day care provider, Bruce’s, has opened its newest centre at the Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Surrey, owned by…
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…
Tong creates new role ahead of the launch of its new Food Hall

Tong creates new role ahead of the launch of its new Food Hall

A Bradford garden centre has appointed a new food hall manager as it prepares to launch an extended offering with…
Cardwell Garden Centre responds to latest on Scottish lockdown

Cardwell Garden Centre responds to latest on Scottish lockdown

Kieran Gallagher, director at Cardwell Garden Centre, near Gourock said: “Prior to the recent lockdown, garden centres in Scotland like…
New eco-friendly card company launches

New eco-friendly card company launches

The Seed Card Company launches this month with eco-friendly and vegan greeting cards, personal stationery and wedding suites. These are…
Half of retail leaders resistant to digital progress

Half of retail leaders resistant to digital progress

Outdated attitudes towards technology amongst senior retail business leaders are at risk of jeopardising future business survival, new research has…
Barclays donates £100k to retail charity retailTRUST

Barclays donates £100k to retail charity retailTRUST

The UK’s retail industry charity retailTRUST has received a £100k donation from Barclays to help retail workers hit hard by…
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…
First-ever plantable book company launches new Herb Hero series

First-ever plantable book company launches new Herb Hero series

Willsow, a company which produces plantable children’s books, has launched a new book, the first of an upcoming series.  The…
Gardena unveils new weed removal tools

Gardena unveils new weed removal tools

Gardena has designed a range of weed removal tools. These include a weed puller, combisystem 2-in-1 patio weeder, combisystem 3-in-1…
100% responsible ‘Food Range’ released by Cotswold Granaries

100% responsible ‘Food Range’ released by Cotswold Granaries

Gloucestershire-based Wildlife World has launched a new sustainable product to the market. Cotswold Granaries’ new ‘Food Range’ is packed in…
Weber launches its Traveler™ Portable Grill

Weber launches its Traveler™ Portable Grill

Weber has now unveiled its all-new Weber Traveler™ portable gas barbecue – a compact, foldable barbecue. The Weber Traveler takes…
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…
Record-breaking January sees highest online sales since pandemic began

Record-breaking January sees highest online sales since pandemic began

Last month recorded the highest online sales since the pandemic began at +74% Year-on-Year (YoY) – and the highest January…
Pearson Memorial medal awarded to Adam Wigglesworth of Aylett Nurseries

Pearson Memorial medal awarded to Adam Wigglesworth of Aylett Nurseries

The 2020 Pearson Memorial Medal for outstanding service to the garden industry has been awarded at a surprise, socially distanced…
elho earns Certified B Corporation status

elho earns Certified B Corporation status

The elho group has been awarded with the B Corporation certification. Certified B Corporations™ are for-profit companies that use the…
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…
Petersham Nurseries launches dine-in boxes

Petersham Nurseries launches dine-in boxes

This February, Petersham Nurseries Café in Richmond is launching its dine at home luxury seasonal dinner boxes, to be delivered…
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