Garden Trade industry news

Create eye-catching signage at garden centres with rainbow chalk liquid pens

Rainbow Chalk Liquid Pens provide a clean, colourful and easy alternative to chalk sticks and permanent markers for creating eye-catching and professional looking retail displays that can easily be updated.

Andrew Symons Ltd has been appointed as a new Ransomes Jacobsen dealer, representing the Ransomes, Jacobsen, E-Z-GO, Cushman, Turfco and Smithco brands. Andrew Symons Ltd. will cover a territory that includes Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

Wiltshire College’s Horticulture provision delivered at the Lackham campus is rapidly becoming the go to place for Horticulture courses and training in the South West.

Whether plain wood or painted brightly, used as a workshop or a Wendy House… sheds are the true expression of someone’s character.

This is according to research by, which has identified ten types of shed and what they say about their owners.

Staff at one of the UK’s leading nurseries is celebrating this month (March, 2018) after winning two awards from two garden centre groups it supplies plants to. Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford was awarded Plant Supplier of the Year 2017 from Klondyke Group and also the Most Innovative Plant Supplier Award from Wyevale Garden Centres, which is a separate company under different ownership.

It’s been a busy start to the year for the team at Hornby Whitefoot PR as three new clients join the company’s client roster. 

Joining the Hornby Whitefoot ‘family’ are Woodlodge, Sipcam and SeedCell®, helping to further cement Hornby Whitefoot’s reputation as the ‘go to’ PR agency for the garden, home and leisure industries. 

In this post Andy Palmer, Master Locksmith at Grays Locksmiths, takes a look at how to keep your tools secure at home, in your garden and offers some tips.

Zest 4 Leisure, a leading trade supplier of quality timber garden products including furniture, arches, arbours and fencing, held a two-day product design event at Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMU) as part of its SMART Partnership.

2018 is set to be a strong year for the UK’s leading manufacturer of fences, sheds and quality wooden garden products, with a focus firmly on investments, innovative product design and the nurturing of strong relationships. Central to the business strategy for 2018 will be expansion of its Home Delivery offer.

RDA was recently appointed by Whitegates Nursery in North Yorkshire to transform its existing tea room into a contemporary country kitchen style cafe.

A family business, Whitegates was established over 50 years ago and takes great pride in the quality of the plants that it grows across its 15acre site, the excellent customer service it offers and its individuality.