In This Issue
Spring on hold - but for how long?
Bridgford Garden Centre gets set for Easter business
Wyevale unveils its first Garden Trends Report
Latest fashion trends inspire 68% increase in Added Value at Allensmore Nurseries
"I will FIX this issue" Gardman CEO updates GTN Xtra on delivery issues
Squire’s Garden Centre in Woking now open
Glee at Spring Fair proves fruitful for Creative Products
Sowing the seeds of fundraising success
Zest 4 Leisure announces 2018 charity partner
Polypropylene plant pot range suitable for recycling collections
New Triple Action Soil Enricher - Bloomin Amazing™ - launched in Dorset
Outback's Jupiter stars in Wyevale Best Product nominations
App controlled electric barbecue launches in the UK
From Stores to Stories - report and pictures from TREx in Holland
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Permission granted to build homes on former garden centre site
Vital expands support to garden centres
Carol Klein to open Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Patio Plant for 2018: Agapanthus
Looking for Christmas Ideas for 2018?
The best of last week's
Garden centre customers get the 'Love Spring' message
Local residents ‘sad’ at proposed closure of Reigate Garden Centre
Whitco CEO Jeff Whitaker passes away after short illness
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
The Klondyke Group announce appointment of Catering Director
Shop of the Year branches out, with revamped awards in store for independent retailers
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Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
 

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Spring on hold - but for how long?

As "the beast from the east" causes garden centres to close in Kent and the south east GTN has been looking back through the GTN Bestsellers data to when we last had a cold March in 2013...

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Bridgford Garden Centre gets set for Easter business

 

After months of hard work Newspan Building Solutions have handed over Bridgford Garden Centre for the next phase of the development. With two weeks left of fit-out works, this fantastic looking building will be ready for the all-important Easter trading period...

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Wyevale unveils its first Garden Trends Report
 

Wyevale Garden Centres has launched its 2018 Garden Trends Report, offering an in-depth look at the key influences and insights shaping the UK’s garden retail market – now worth over £5bn annually...

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Latest fashion trends inspire 68% increase in Added Value at Allensmore Nurseries

 

 

“Futuristic” and “Surf Gipsy” are two of the latest fashion trends that have inspired Allensmore Nurseries’ resident designer, Victoria Atkinson, to team up with garden designer, Stacey Gibson in the creation of a new range of Added Value Products for Spring 2018.

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"I will FIX this issue" Gardman CEO updates GTN Xtra on delivery issues
 

After GTN passed on a number of comments from readers last week, Gardman CEO Pete Utting gave us this statement regarding their progress in solving the delivery issues from their new Daventry warehouse...

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Squire’s Garden Centre in Woking now open

Squire’s Garden Centre on Littlewick Road in Woking is now open again with a great new look. Following a significant extension the stunning new garden centre offers an inspirational plant area, complete with an outdoor canopy to keep you and the plants dry; and a much bigger shop, offering a wider choice of gardening products, gifts and garden furniture.

 

 

Stunning new Café Bar at Squire’s in Woking.

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Glee at Spring Fair proves fruitful for Creative Products
 

Home and garden gadgets supplier, Creative Products is reporting a successful first year at Glee at Spring Fair, with visitors showing a real interest in the company’s refreshed packaging and product range...

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Sowing the seeds of fundraising success

 

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is reaping the rewards of a charity partnership with Dean’s Garden Centres in York and Scarborough which has raised £26,000...

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Zest 4 Leisure announces 2018 charity partner
 

Zest 4 Leisure has announced Action for Children as its charity partner for 2018. The charity, which has been operating for 148 years, helps disadvantaged children across the UK and works closely with other charities, local authorities and health services...

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Polypropylene plant pot range suitable for recycling collections

 

Plastic container manufacturer Aeroplas has launched a polypropylene plant pot range which it says is suitable for recycling collections from households...

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New Triple Action Soil Enricher - Bloomin Amazing™ - launched in Dorset

A new and sustainable by-product from the renewable energy sector was launched at Poundbury, Dorset, last week to a team of sales agents and garden centre retailers.  Bloomin Amazing™ which is a by-product of a pioneering Anaerobic Digestion project that injects gas into the national grid is a light, almost odourless, nutritious, soil conditioner...

 

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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
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The Klondyke Group announce appointment of Catering Director

The Klondyke Group has announced the appointment of Keren Feeney as its new Director of Catering and Food Sales. Keren will step into her new role from 1st March 2018...

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Shop of the Year branches out, with revamped awards in store for independent retailers

The Guild of Fine Food's annual Shop of the Year awards, a competition which recognises and promotes excellence in independent retail, is now open for entry. Previously forming part of the Great Taste accreditation scheme, Shop of the Year will expand and break out on its own this year, to offer even more opportunities for small independent retailers, such as delis, farm shops and cheesemongers, to achieve a stamp of approval from respected industry experts...

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Outback's Jupiter stars in Wyevale Best Product nominations

 

Outback’s 4-burner gas barbecue Jupiter proved to be star of the show when the company scooped Wyevale’s Supplier of the Year excellence award in the Best Product Development seasonal category for Spring 2018 Awards.

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App controlled electric barbecue launches in the UK

 

This month marks the launch of a new electric barbecue which can be controlled via your phone and sets a new standard for the humble barbie...

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From Stores to Stories - report and pictures from TREx in Holland

The Garden Retail Experience, TREx, in Holland clashed with Spring Fair this year so GTN Xtra couldn't make it there, but here is the official post event report and a gallery of over 200 photos that you can use for inspiration and ideas...

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