Elveden Shed
How do the likes of B&Q & Home Base make such a profit from the garden center range? With margins of +140% on high ticket items that cost the retailer virtually nothing to stock, this…
white pumpkins
From Canada With Love It was my first time but definitely not the last one! Two weeks ago I came back from the…
Generation of Gardeners
How to Inspire the next Generation of Gardeners Justine Newman, Horticultural Sector Manager of IML Labels, looks at the shortage of workers in the…
seed
Haskins Garden Centres look to grow seed sales Haskins Garden Centres have launched a completely new seed layout this autumn to attract new…
 Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
PetQuip Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 PetQuip Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Introductory speech by Amanda Sizer Barrett, MBE …
Seed and bulb
Seed and bulb sales soar in August GARDEN centres saw seed and bulb sales soar by 23.44% in August compared to the same month last…
Awards 2017
Glee New Product Awards 2017 - Winners announced Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee…
 Haskins Garden Centre
Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown donates daffodil bulbs to Marie Curie for Field of Hope Staff working at Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown presented £100 worth of trumpet daffodil bulbs…
colourcare range
Liberon launches garden colourcare range Liberon, the leading woodcare brand, is bringing a splash of colour to the garden with its new…
Eco Smart Watering
Flopro Bringing water to Life New Eco Smart Watering Bringing water to life Flopro Garden and Lawn watering equipment combines functionality, ergonomic…

Following the success of BEES™ Seeds and Gifts over the last couple of years, G Plants have developed a collection of new wooden display units with vintage BEES branding, which will be available for delivery from December.

 

The industry was saddened at GLEE 2017 to hear that the range of DaVinci Home and garden products were no longer available to garden centres as the business had ceased trading due to personal reasons.

With margins of +140% on high ticket items that cost the retailer virtually nothing to stock, this was something we really wanted to find more out about. So to find out how they do this Garden Trade Specialist interviewed WhatShed.co.uk, the UKs most authoritative website on garden buildings.

Hillmount Ards has opened its doors following a £1 million investment in transforming the site of the original Thriving Life Church at the junction of Movilla Road and Ballyreagh Road into a 10,000sq ft lifestyle garden centre with the creation of 25 jobs for Newtownards.

In early 2017, Glee, the UK’s leading annual exhibition for the garden retail industry, announced it will be become a biannual event with the opening of a Glee concession show at Spring Fair 2018 (February, NEC Birmingham). Since this announcement, the garden retail industry has been quick to show its support of this new chapter for Glee.
 

Staff working at Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone are supporting a local project to build a sensory room at St Andrew's High School C.E. for boys.

It was my first time but definitely not the last one! Two weeks ago I came back from the International Garden Centre Association trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. With a group of over 200 people from all over the world, we enjoyed the trip through the garden industry in this part of Ontario.

Garden centres across the UK are set to enjoy a closer relationship with a top product supplier, thanks to an impressive new sales recruitment drive. 

This year sees the leading European brand for high quality garden watering and care tools, GARDENA recruit a dedicated network of sales agents to build brand presence and boost sales into garden centres.

AXA investigates the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening

From Peace Lilies to Succulents and everything in between, it’s well known that houseplants can be hugely beneficial to our health.

THE TWO young delegates sponsored by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust to attend the 58th International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress near Niagara Falls in Canada have reported back this month (October, 2017).

 

Justine Newman, Horticultural Sector Manager of IML Labels, looks at the shortage of workers in the horticultural industry, identifies why this is the case, and suggests how we can help to inspire the next generation of gardeners.

 

Choice Marketing held their Annual Conference & Trade Show over 3 days in early October at Jurys Hinckley Island Hotel. A total of 160 delegates representing members, suppliers and the Greenfingers charity came together in an atmosphere of friendship and co-operation.

Smart Garden were honoured with the Greatest Garden Products Supplier of the Year Award at the HTA Garden Futures Conference and dinner on Wednesday 4th October at Heythrop Park, Enstone, Oxfordshire– marking the second year in a row that the company has walked away with the accolade.

 

The Flopro philosophy has always been to ensure that gardeners select the right product for the right job, but equally important is the right quality for the right consumer. Entry level products are vitally important to encourage new consumers and fringe gardeners to take a first step on the gardening journey.