In This Issue
Guy Hands puts the "For Sale" notice up at Wyevale Garden Centres
Golds for Hillers, Cooks, Taylors Bulbs and Dibleys at Chelsea 2018
Best in Show Awards for Mr Fothergills and T&M
Get the right compost for your hanging baskets & patio planters
Blue Diamond profits increase to £9.2m
Plant sales soar...'just like an old-fashioned bank holiday'
Profits up by 24% at Westland Horticulture
“You may now kiss the bride” Royal Wedding celebrations at Gouldings 
The man from Taylors Bulbs with the ‘Midas Touch’ chases his 25th consecutive Chelsea Gold
Squires host visit from 70 overseas journalists at Twickenham
spoga+gafa 2018: More space, more themes, added values
Woodlodge ranges to feature at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
In its 80th anniversary year, Hartley Botanic showcases the value of provenance & history on its RHS Chelsea trade stand
Burgon & Ball showcases New Wonder Weed Puller at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Mr Fothergill’s joins forces with BBC Children in Need
Deputy Centre / Planterea Manager
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Garden care just the support act...
Rolawn lend Malvern winners a helping hand
Haskins donates gardening equipment to hospital’s mental health ward
Acclaimed gardener, writer and plantswoman Beth Chatto, OBE VMH, dies
Wild bird sales chirpy in the sunshine
Rapper to open RHS Feel Good garden at Chelsea
Growing media sales set new record
Dine with Petersham Nurseries at Chelsea Fringe
Gardening Journal is a passion for Moleskine
The best of last week's
Home and Garden UK Ltd still alive and trading
Bosworths expand to 2 centres with The Walled Garden at Elton Hall
From record low to record high in 10 weeks - GTN Bestsellers reports an all time record for Bank Holiday week
Smart Garden Products named in the FT 1000
Blue Diamond buy Orchard Park Garden Centre
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Join leading operators at Commercial Kitchen: 5-6 June
Ivy House All Day Kitchen opens at Groves Nurseries
Adande Grab & Go cabinet wins Sammie award
Situations Vacant
Deputy Centre / Planterea Manager

Hillview Garden Centres have a vacancy for Deputy Centre / Plantarea Manager at Scotland Nurseries Garden Store...

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Guy Hands puts the "For Sale" notice up at Wyevale Garden Centres

After dropping hints yesterday at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show that the business would be for sale within the next year, Guy Hands' Terra Firma has announced today that the garden centre group is officially up for sale...

Read more and follow link to the For Sale document including estate list
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Golds for Hillers, Cooks, Taylors Bulbs and Dibleys at Chelsea 2018
Lupins are the star plant at Chelsea 2018 - they are sure to sell over the coming weeks!

   

         

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Best in Show Awards for Mr Fothergills and T&M

Mr Fothergills won the Chelsea New Product of The Year Award and T&M scooped the No 1 and No 3, Chelsea Plant of the Year Awards...

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Get the right compost for your hanging baskets & patio planters
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It’s time to start thinking about your customers hanging baskets and patio planters. Getting the compost right is key to creating beautiful displays that continue to flourish throughout the Summer months...

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Blue Diamond profits increase to £9.2m
 
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"The Group is on course to surpass the budgeted £110m and I can see us being able to double the turnover and still retain those values." says MD Alan Roper as Blue Diamond publish their accounts for 2017...

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Plant sales soar...'just like an old-fashioned bank holiday'

“It was just like an old fashioned Bank Holiday Monday” enthused Sarah Squire to GTN Bestsellers this week as garden centre plants sales lead the way with a record high...

 

 

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Profits up by 24% at Westland Horticulture

Profits before tax rose by 24% to £5.2m at Westland Horticulture for the year ending 31st August 2017...

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“You may now kiss the bride” Royal Wedding celebrations at Gouldings 
 
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There was free prosecco for customers and “you may now kiss the bride” Dianthus on promotion at Gouldings where the Royal Wedding was played on screens at the Carluke centre...

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The man from Taylors Bulbs with the ‘Midas Touch’ chases his 25th consecutive Chelsea Gold
 

Taylors Bulbs and Johnny Walkers are hoping to be in line for another Gold Medal for their stunning display of British Grown daffodils from their farm in Lincolnshire...

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Squires host visit from 70 overseas journalists at Twickenham

Gardening journalists from across Europe visited Squire's Garden Centre in Twickenham last Wednesday  on a study tour of some of the best UK garden centres...

 

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spoga+gafa 2018: More space, more themes, added values
 

From 2 to 4 September 2018 the green industry will once again be meeting up at spoga+gafa, the world's no. 1 garden trade fair. Around 2,100 exhibitors from 60 countries will present the whole world of the garden to the international trade audience...

Read more and see GTN Xtra's photo gallery from the Press Conference below including visits to Hampton Court palace Gardens, B&Q New Malden, Squires Twickenham and Chessington Garden Centre:
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
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Join leading operators at Commercial Kitchen: 5-6 June
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Now in its third year at the NEC Birmingham, over 2,000 attendees are expected to pack the aisles again when Commercial Kitchen returns on 5-6 June...

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Ivy House All Day Kitchen opens at Groves Nurseries

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Groves Nurseries in Bridport welcomed visitors last week at the launch of the Ivy House All Day Kitchen, their impressive new onsite restaurant...

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Adande Grab & Go cabinet wins Sammie award

 

 

Adande Refrigeration’s Aircell® Sarma open front, integral refrigerated Grab & Go cabinet has won the Packaging & Equipment category at the British Sandwich Association’s Sammies Awards 2018...

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Woodlodge ranges to feature at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
 
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Woodlodge will be ‘top of the pots’ as the company contributes to two garden exhibits at the prestigious and world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show...

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In its 80th anniversary year, Hartley Botanic showcases the value of provenance & history on its RHS Chelsea trade stand

To celebrate 80 ‘trusted years,’ British greenhouse and glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has unveiled a ‘provenance and history’ themed trade stand at RHS Chelsea this year which provides a snapshot into the incredible stories and plant hunter origins behind some of our best loved and most familiar plants...

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Burgon & Ball showcases New Wonder Weed Puller at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
 
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Burgon & Ball will be showcasing its new Wonder Weed Puller, a Chelsea Product of the Year finalist, at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – as well as some astonishingly large RHS-endorsed garden tools...

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Mr Fothergill’s joins forces with BBC Children in Need
 

Mr Fothergill’s have launched two seed packets for children, Sunflower Pudsey and Pumpkin Pudsey, in partnership with BBC Children in Need...

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