In This Issue
Wyevale Crowland Garden Centre to close
Industry pioneer Mike Dunnett dies
"The unifying energising effect it has is priceless." Alan Roper on the Blue Diamond Awards evening
Dobbies signs with Nisa for everyday groceries
The best of March is still to come, says GTN Bestsellers
Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk and Cycle Challenge boasts record numbers
Bord na Móna boosts its credentials with triple award win
Highlights from Garden Re-Leaf Day around the country - UPDATED
Developer submits plans for homes on Bromsgrove garden centre site
Garden Re-Leaf Day: a big thank-you to all the sponsors
US jury says glyphosate caused man's cancer - and EU sets up its review panel
Falkirk garden centre raises £4k for cancer charity
Fire destroys West Midlands garden furniture warehouse
MP cuts ribbon for Worcestershire centre's new shop
New EASYGarden Range Transforms Outdoors Surfaces with Ease
Team Klondyke to take on the 3 Peaks Challenge
B&Q to close some UK stores as Kingfisher looks for new CEO
Wiltshire grower wins £1,000 BPOA Peter Seabrook Bursary
2018 Glee New Product winners – where are they now?
February warmth stoked online gardening sales
Stewarts Garden Centres name hospice as Charity of the Year
Robin retires after 39 years with Wyevale Nurseries
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GCA Garden Centres see surge in outdoor plant sales in February
Let's not get carried away with plant sales
Ball Colegrave plans more Speedplanters to meet heavy demand
Making the most of growing on
Grow your own activity drives compost sales
HTA Catering Conference: first steps and next steps
Veg to Gro doubles sales
Turf shortages possible this year says Squire's
Wild Bird Care drops
The best of last week's
Fermoys and Le Friquet are the Garden Centres of the Year at Blue Diamond
Smart confirms transfer of five from Briers
Charity shop and garden centre takings slump to £3 because of road closure
Dobbies director to address GIMA Day Conference in April
After Red Nose Day it's time to Go Green for Garden Re-Leaf Day
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HTA Catering Conference: first steps and next steps

This year’s HTA Catering Conference, sponsored by Frobishers, (Wednesday 3 July, Horticulture House, Oxfordshire) is aimed at those looking to take the next steps to grow their catering outlet, develop a pop up or embark on catering for the first time.


Host for the day is horticultural business consultant Neville Stein, who will set the scene by looking at the benefits a catering outlet, whether a permanent café or seasonal offer, can bring to the wider business. 


Paul Pleydell from Pleydell Smithyman will then outline what you need to consider in designing your service area and café space, including maximising space, layout and customer flow.

Other features of the agenda include:


  • Caroline Benjamin from Food Allergy Aware on strategies for dealing with allergies, intolerances and lifestyle choices within your menus.
  • Bean to Cup versus barista? Looking at all the considerations to take on board when choosing a coffee supplier.
  • James Debbage from the award-winning Green Pastures Garden Centre and Plant Shop on menu planning, covering customer type, busy times of day, preparation space and “quality over quantity”.
  • The programme will feature additional case studies from businesses across the industry.

To find out more and book your place click here.  

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