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Caroline Halford

Smart Garden Products appoints new Trade Marketing Manager

Smart Garden Products is delighted to announce that Caroline Holford has joined Smart Garden Products on 9th October as Trade Marketing Manager.

Caroline beings a wealth of trade marketing… Full story

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App Development Company Launches Free App Competition for Independent UK Businesses

Mobile app development company Apps4U invites small businesses across the country to enter their free app development competition, with a prize worth nearly £2000.

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Make your own pumpkin soup with Haskins Garden Centres this Halloween

Haskins is encouraging gardeners to make the most of their home-grown pumpkins with a delicious soup recipe for Halloween.

 

Alasdair Urquhart, plant advisor at Haskins Garden… Full story

Neat Ideas

Neat Ideas “Everything to gain, nothing to lose”

The original in-store media company “Neat Ideas” offer a range of inspirational kitchen, garden, housewares & DIY products.

 

Everything we do, from selecting… Full story

BEES™ Gift Displays - Gardening gift displays to drive year round sales

BEES™ Gift Displays - Gardening gift displays to drive year round sales

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… Full story

DaVinci Garden Ornaments have been rebranded as Dinova Garden Art and are now available again in the UK and Europe through Melmar Stone

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… Full story

Garden Playhouse, the Cottage Playhouse

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 was something we really wanted to find more out about. So to find out how they do this Garden… Full story

Hillmount Blooms Into Ards Following £1 Million Investment

Hillmount Blooms Into Ards Following £1 Million Investment

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,… Full story

Haskins Garden Centre

Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone supports sensory room project at St. Andrew's High School

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.

The garden centre has donated a £100… Full story

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From Canada With Love

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… Full story

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Gardening therapy

AXA investigates the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening

  • Fifty per cent of people who have done gardening report an improvement in their… Full story
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GCA Trust’s delegates report back from the IGCA Congress

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… Full story

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 horticultural industry, identifies why this is… Full story

Trade Show

Choice Conference & Trade Show becomes Industry event

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… Full story

Greatest supplier awards

Year-round product range wins Smart Garden Greatest Supplier Award for second year running

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,… Full story

Flopro Elite Tripod Sprinkler

Get the balance right with Flopro

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… Full story