In This Issue
Capital Gardens buy Studley Green Garden Store from Hillview
Garden industry in great shape after successful Glee
Block Blitz scoops another award at Glee 2018
Welcome to a proper Autumn season
Westland enjoys successful Glee
Garden Re-Leaf 2019 officially launched at Glee
Pot of Prosecco: Woodlodge support Greenfingers Charity
Garden King completes purchase of its site
Family affair for British brand Bulldog at Glee
Get set for Cultivating Retail this Autumn
HTA elect new vice-president and three board members
Take advantage of a £1,500 government grant to exhibit at expanding Myplant & Garden exhibition in Milan
Award is a leg-up for new agapanthus says Wyevale Nurseries
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
MEP slams misleading report on pesticides
Getting lawns back into shape helps to drive sales
Garlic, onions and shallots storm back
Indian summer for gardening activity
Cyclamen still the bestselling plant
Winner of the Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2018 announced
Glee New Product Award Winners
Best Green Heart Display winners
West Country Soil Improvement’s Bloomin Amazing feel just that as they scoop the 2018 GIMA Innovators’ Seed Corn Fund
Dansand No Grow wins Visitors Choice Award
Aylett Nurseries win RSPB Conservation Garden Centre of the Year Award
Glee confirm new 2019 opening days
The best of last week's
Inspiration and trends at spoga+gafa 2018
Hilliers appoint two more family members to board
Crossley to target more garden centres after £375,000 in new funding
Back to school breaks August Blues
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Record number of new product innovations on show at lunch!
Make your own roasted beetroot this autumn with Haskins’ recipe
Tong baker shortlisted in national bakery competition
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Back to school breaks August Blues


August 2018 was on a par with August 2014 and 6% lower in total volume sales than 2017.  We have to go back to 2011 and 2012 to see August sales levels that we were significantly lower than this year.


And that fits with the reports of low footfall during the hot weeks when people weren’t shopping anywhere, let alone garden centres.


The good thing is that as the weather has cooled and children have gone back to school, garden centre sales volumes have started to move up.  Hopefully an Indian Summer during September will see plenty of activity and increased sales.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year: week 35

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 40%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – up 7%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – up 36%
  • Wild Bird Care Products Top 50 – up 3%
  • All Plants index – up 9%
  • All Items index – down 3%

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