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Who will take up the gardening sales gap as at least 60 Homebase stores close?
Visit Bathgate Horticulture at this year’s Four Oaks and Glee Trade Shows, for a chance to WIN an Apple iPad*
Gardman stock rebuild delayed by production constraints
Monsanto ordered to pay $289m damages in Roundup cancer trial
August lows at heat takes its toll
Mr Fothergill's is Fabulous at 40!
GCA announces Ruxley Rose finalists
More new products from Wildlife World at Glee
Dogs welcome at popular Perthshire garden centre
Gardman are proud partners to the RBL in Centenary Year
Lawn tractor effort recognised as a world record
Greenfingers features in The People's Friend magazine
Futureproof year-round sales with Fordingbridge
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
All change for August plant sales
Wasps provide support for sales
Multi-purpose uplift for Growing Media
Wild Bird Care sales cool down
Trans-Continental Group continues growth plans by adding to sales team
Get set for Cultivating Retail this Autumn
The best of last week's
What a month for Blue Diamond!
Homebase gardening buyers face redundancy as Swindon office set to close
Squire’s purchases Frensham Garden Centre
July continues the year of extremes
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Biggest ever lunch! opens next month!
Johnsons of Whixley supply garden display for global coffee brand
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Get set for Cultivating Retail this Autumn

Managing Director of the newly expanded Blue Diamond Group, Alan Roper, features on the programme for Cultivating Retail, the new industry conference and dinner, hosted by HTA and GIMA, taking place at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on Tuesday 13 November.


Alan will be sharing his thoughts on innovative and experiential retail. With the company slogan of Style, Emotion and Innovation for the Home and Garden Alan will use examples from his sites, including the East Bridgford store and no doubt be talking further about the recent acquisitions that the group has made. There will be the opportunity to go along and see the Christmas experience at East Bridgford the next day – which is just 15 miles away from the venue.


The action-packed programme, which is of appeal to both retailers, growers and suppliers, will be hosted by Channel 4 news presenter by Cathy Newman. Keynote speaker consumer and shopping behaviourist Ken Hughes will be asking ‘Is your supply chain millennial ready?’ The programme features two panel sessions focussing on the issue of plastics in horticulture and also supply chain with industry representatives all having their say. There will also be plenty of opportunity for delegates to join in both in the sessions and the wider networking opportunities around the conference and the dinner.


This ‘must attend’ event of the year will be packed full of compelling content, inspiration and networking opportunities, bringing together retailers, suppliers and growers from across the industry.  A great forum for discussion and debate, in an accessible location with good transport networks, this event represents amazing value and provides a great opportunity to bring along other team members.


We are delighted to welcome the following sponsors on board: Ascential Events, Corby and Fella’s, Dura-ID, Evergreen Garden Care, MorePeople, Stihl, Smart Garden Products and Swan Retail.


For further information and to book your place now at


The event represents great value with the HTA and GIMA member rate only £295 + VAT for the conference, dinner and accommodation.


For information about sponsorship opportunities at the event please contact Tim Bell, HTA Commercial Manager on 07808 775177 or email Vicky Nuttall, GIMA Director on 07766 135060 or

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