In This Issue
Greenfingers Garden at Chelsea nears completion
Trade gets ready to make the most of RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Blue Diamond profits grow by 15% to £9m
When will garden centre sales peak in 2019?
Treadstone supports stockists with full range of merchandising materials
Celebrating 10 years of the HTA National Plant Show
‘Chelsea favourites’ set to soar in garden centres
Bristol to welcome GCA members for 2020 conference
Notcutts Booker unveils new look
City Gardening and more - the trends of the green industry spoga+gafa 2019
Haskins encourages children to connect with nature
Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulation
Garden centre directors exceed £4,000 target riding the Tour de Yorkshire challenge for charity
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Watering provides sales boost for garden products
Growing Media sales back up to Easter levels
Best year yet for growing vegetables at home
Not such a mad planteria Bank Holiday
Feeding station is panacea for sales
21 participants in Garden Trials and Trade present themselves in digital trade fair magazine
Hillier appoints new horticultural buyer for garden centres
The best of last week's
Wyevale sells Worthing Ferring Garden Centre to Cobbins Nursery
TV gardener to open new look garden at Tong GC
Hayes delighted with Corby & Fellas WinRetail system
Garden Centre Tour - Mahoney Garden Centre, Boston, USA
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Notcutts Norwich
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Blue Diamond Bicester Avenue
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Hillier Botley
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Baytree of Hilgay
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Forest Lodge
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Smashing Wimbledon Cream Tea at Squire’s
Introducing the Taste Village at Glee
Commercial Kitchen 2019 previews new product innovations
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Greenfingers Garden at Chelsea nears completion
See GTN Xtra's photos of the garden from Saturday of Build-Up at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Greenfingers Charity Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show is in the final stage of completion, ready for the RHS judges and the worlds media on Monday and then for the thousands of visitors from Tuesday onwards.  With millions watching on TV, the garden along with the rest of the floral extravaganza is sure to generate a burst of extra gardening interest across the country...

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Trade gets ready to make the most of RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Dobbies are making a return to RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a stand on Eastern Avenue...

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Blue Diamond profits grow by 15% to £9m

Blue Diamond Ltd have reported a profit after tax of £9.04m for the year ended December 31st 2018 a 15% increase on 2017...

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When will garden centre sales peak in 2019?

 

Nobody expected us to get the same record peaks as last year during the second week of May, and hopefully nobody set their budgets at that level, because the great British weather and those persistent North Easterly winds put paid to any thought of a super busy Bank Holiday week...

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Treadstone supports stockists with full range of merchandising materials
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As part of its ongoing commitment to its stockist customers, Wrexham-based Treadstone Products has put together a comprehensive range of merchandiser options to support all of the products in its three main product ranges, which include The Good Life selection of gardening essentials, the newly launched range of ClipGlove gardening gloves and Peter Rabbit themed gardening products for children.

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Celebrating 10 years of the HTA National Plant Show

The tenth HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place at Stoneleigh Park on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 June. Visitors are encouraged to register now at www.nationalplantshow.co.uk to ensure that they are able to enter the show swiftly and maximise the opportunity of everything on offer...

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‘Chelsea favourites’ set to soar in garden centres
 

Wyevale Garden Centres has identified the plant champions of Chelsea for 2019: the affordable, accessible and easy-to-grow ‘Chelsea favourites’ that gardeners can readily introduce to their outdoor space this summer...

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Bristol to welcome GCA members for 2020 conference
 

The Garden Centre Association has announced that the location of its 2020 annual conference is to be Bristol. The annual event will be held at the Mercure Bristol, Grand Hotel from January 26 until 29. Mike Burks (pictured), who is the GCA Chairman Elect for 2020/21, said: “Bristol is a vibrant city with good communication links."

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Notcutts Booker unveils new look

A special ribbon cutting event has been held at Notcutts Booker Garden Centre, near Marlow, to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished garden centre and restaurant...

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City Gardening and more - the trends of the green industry spoga+gafa 2019
 

The entire world of the garden: International trade visitors from all over the world can look forward to this and much more at spoga+gafa in Cologne from 1 to 3 September 2019. Around 2,100 exhibitors from 60 countries will present everything the green industry currently has to offer on 230,000 m² of exhibition space...

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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
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Smashing Wimbledon Cream Tea at Squire’s

Squire’s Garden Centres is serving up a mouthwatering Wimbledon Cream Tea from July 1st until the 14th...

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Introducing the Taste Village at Glee

With catering and food sales continuing to offer major add-on profit opportunities for garden centres, Glee will be offering retailers extensive inspiration at the newly introduced Taste Village...

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Commercial Kitchen 2019 previews new product innovations

From table-top pasta cookers, professional food thermometers, temporary kitchens and portable bars, to the latest in ovens, fryers, grills, glasswashers and grease management solutions – there’s a long list of new kitchen innovations to discover at Commercial Kitchen 2019...

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Haskins encourages children to connect with nature

Haskins Garden Centres is supporting National Children’s Gardening Week (May 25-June 2) to encourage children to get outside and enjoy gardening...

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Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulation
 

New analysis by the UK Trade Policy Observatory is warning that what should have been the technical formality of transferring EU powers into national law when the UK leaves the European Union, could instead open the gates for the widespread use of outlawed carcinogenic pesticides that have been shown to alter human reproductive, neurological, and immune systems...

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Garden centre directors exceed £4,000 target riding the Tour de Yorkshire challenge for charity

A team of cyclists from Tong Garden Centre completed the challenging Tour de Yorkshire sportive recently and raised £4,259 for its charity of the year, Bradford Stories...

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