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GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards are back!
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Plants & growing media are star performers at start of Lockdown 2
Simpsons expands with purchase of Aberdeenshire garden centre
Little Dobbies opens in Edinburgh
Homebase up for sale after recent overhaul
Plant sales increase in Lockdown 2
From minus 50% to plus 2%, growing media feeds the gardening bug
Supply chain keeps moving with Stax during pandemic
Horticultural businesses optimistic but cautious for 2021
Thieves break into Dobbies Garden Centre
BBC Gardeners’ World Live set to return in 2021
Tong Garden Centre keeps it local for new uniform
Glow illuminations to continue at RHS gardens
Kew Greeen Hotels and Tabletop are joint winners of Pennies Breakthrough Award
RHS receives record £1.8m donation to Bridgewater
bio-bean Certifies as a B Corporation
Casual Dining postponed until September 2021
Dobbies teams up with Teenage Cancer Trust to thank local heroes this Christmas
Tim’s Ties help Mr Fothergill’s Raise Money for BBC Children in Need
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MP visits at British Garden Centres
Houseplant care feeds sales
Who will be The Greatest Christmas team for 2020?
Garden Press Event goes virtual for 2021
HTA launches new training development programmes
Dobbies launches series of Christmas podcasts
Celebrating with Christmas Lunch at Squire’s
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LOFA reports severe disruption at UKs three main container ports
Not your average garden centre - Dobbies launch Christmas Ad Campaign
Lockdown 2 hits sales, but volumes still ahead of last year
Fosseway Garden Centre make the right choice with Corby & Fellas’ WinRetail system
Festive announce Christmas 2021 showroom opening dates
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Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
British Garden Centres open their 58th centre at Thatcham
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Personalised Christmas Stockings and Pod Toys
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Festive announce Christmas 2021 showroom opening dates
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Whilst there’s still great uncertainty all around us, one thing is for certain, Christmas is coming, and the show must go on!


The Festive team are looking to do everything they can to ensure trading with them next year will be as stress free as possible and they are planning for every eventuality.


Festive’s main 2021 showroom at their head office in Wales will be opening from 30th November 2020, they will be holding their hotly anticipated 2 week VIP preview event to unveil next year’s collection to the trade between the 7-11th and 14-18th December.


Festive will also be opening their Enfield (London) showroom earlier than usual next year too, this is scheduled to open on 18th January 2021.  


Many buyers have already made appointments during December and January, please be sure to contact them to secure your appointment ASAP – 01633 627 300 or email


Festive is adhering to strict Government guidelines and has published a list of measures to keep all visitors safe and secure.  The full list of measures along with their 2021 launch plans can be downloaded here



Festive is investing heavily in a 3D showroom tour, this will allow customers to view their entire showroom either with a salesperson or independently and this is scheduled to launch in December


The showroom tour will also feature a way to place orders in conjunction with Festive’s industry leading online trade ordering website which will be updated with their 2021 collection in December.


Festive’s UK wide Field Sales Team and Customer Support Centre is also on hand to manage all available questions and queries; If you would like further information on how to order with them for 2021 please get in touch on 01633 627 300 or email



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