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Garden centre customers update their wardrobes for new season

THE NEW autumn/winter season saw garden centre customers stocking up on warm clothing and accessories during September (2017) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade… Full story

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Pooch & Mutt Use Body Painted Models To Expose Issues In The Pet Food Industry

Pooch & Mutt, the makers of “Health Food for Dogs with Nothing to hide”, have enlisted the help of four models body-painted as dogs, a top music producer and an award-winning film director to… Full story

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Wide range of garden items sought by German and Romanian buyers at Gardenex ‘Meet the International Buyers’ event on 30th November

Buyers from a specialist German online retailer and mail order company that specialises in British products, as well as garden distributors from Germany and Romania (each with an online presence… Full story

1Bonnetts Garden Village to Open Christmas Shop

Bonnetts Garden Village is to open its main store on Saturday 11th November,
having traded since late May in plants, the ‘Garden Village’ is now
really taking shape!… Full story

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Holly and Mistletoe Auctions return to Burford Garden Store for the festive season

A historic Christmas tradition is returning to Burford House Garden Store as they welcome back the UK’s largest and most popular Holly and Mistletoe Auctions for the third year. 

 

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Geoff gets growing his tash again for Hereford hospice

Geoff gets growing his tash again for Hereford hospice

A MEMBER of staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries is this month (November, 2017) growing a moustache in aid of a hospice in Hereford.
 
Geoff Godsall, who has worked at Wyevale… Full story

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Haskins Garden Centre celebrates its biggest Christmas

Haskins has launched its largest Christmas department to date in its West End centre, Southampton.

 

The popular garden centre group anticipates welcoming 1 million visitors to its… Full story

GIMA ‘Garden & Giftware Meet the Buyer’ event coming to Longacres

Continuing its successful programme of Buyer Connect events GIMA has confirmed that it has teamed up with Longacres – the UK’s largest independent garden centre – to hold a special speed… Full story

Preparing your garden for Bonfire Night

Bonfire night is fast approaching and whilst it can be one of the most fun nights of the year it can
also be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. There are plenty of flammable… Full story

PKL Helps Petersham Nurseries #CookForSyria at Covent Garden Event

PKL Helps Petersham Nurseries #CookForSyria at Covent Garden Event

PKL gave a helping hand to Petersham Nurseries on October 25th to help them put on a remarkable charity event in aid of the #CookForSyria campaign.
 
The supper club, for national… Full story

Smart Garden Products expand their award-winning team

Smart Garden Products expand their award-winning team

In October 2017, due to the continued growth of their rapidly expanding Export business, Smart Garden Products welcomed two new employees to their award-winning team based in Abingdon.

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Zest employees clock up over 3,400 miles for charity

Employees from Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber furniture, have covered over 3,400 miles this year, raising in excess of £15,000 for Cancer Research UK, its chosen… Full story

Worrall Cup, garden centres, launched, 2017, GARDEN Centre Association

Worrall Cup for garden centres launched for 2017

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) has launched its Worrall Cup competition this month (November, 2017) that is designed to find the member garden centre with the best marketing expertise.… Full story

Non-stop growth at Farplants sees key promotion

Non-stop growth at Farplants sees key promotion

Following strong growth this year for the nursery co-operative Farplants, Andy Merrick has been promoted to Head of Sales.

Andy Merrick, previously the Garden Centre Sales Manager for the… Full story

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How to prepare your front garden for trick or treaters

Not long now! The weekends over and the neighbourhood kids are planning their costumes at this moment to surprise you at your door. Is your house Halloween ready? If you’re not sure, then read on… Full story

Don’t let Halloween be a hair raiser for your dog

Following the recent release of the film It starring everyone’s favourite clown Pennywise – it’s clear we’re a nation that loves to be scared.

And as we head towards Halloween, houses will… Full story