In This Issue
April down 7% but year to date sales up 6% on 2021 with Jubilee Bank Holiday to come
Jubilee plant sales success and Peat Free clarity at Ayletts
Longacres on a Bank Holiday Sunday
Award-winning Harmony Gardens brand goes from strength to strength
April plant sales up 24% on 2019
Evergreen Garden Care gives update on slug pellets
Green Light Trust and Notcutts announce corporate partnership
Award-winning pet accessory firm set to exhibit at Glee
The horticultural industry’s tribute to Peter Seabrook – ‘In haste’
Pet treat company set to exhibit at Glee for first time
Rolawn raises £2.5k in support of Greenfingers
Focus on fundraisers: Evergreen Garden Care
Bridgemere Show Gardens – restored and reinvigorated by Blue Diamond Group
Eden buzzing with activity for May half-term full of fun
David Colegrave Foundation Scholarships Awards
Shaping a New Future at Coolings, New Products, Easter GTN Bestsellers and more in GTN's March/April issue on-line here
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Plant feed continues to dominate sales
Fifty new products announced by Garland Products
What a lot of veg!
Growing up, up, up!
Sundaville Flamingo Pink time has finally arrived
Are new gardeners missing out on Wild Bird Care?
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A spotlight on MEDITE SMARTPLY MDF and OSB panels
The best of last week's
Easter records broken
Dobbies recruiting for roles at new store
Europe comes to Glee 2022
Largest garden centre of Iceland
The Pot Place Garden Centre - An Ambulance for Ukraine
Greenfingers opens new sensory garden at Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospic
Meadow View Stone – new Garston site provides additional growth for the market leading landscaping products supplier
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Easter records broken
GTN Bestsellers Epos data analysis


Easter trading in 2022 broke all records according to the garden centre Epos data analysed by GTN Bestsellers.


The Easter fortnight in 2022 was 3% higher than Easter 2021, 31% higher than the average for all Easters between 2011 and 2019 and even beat the previous record high recorded by GTN Bestsellers for volume sales in 2011.


That record wasn’t in sight after the first Easter week but last week saw the highest week’s volume sales ever recorded by GTN Bestsellers, even beating the weeks when centres re-opened in 2020 and that memorable week in 2018 when the season finally got going after a long cold and wet spring.


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2021: week 16.

  • Garden Products Top 50 – up 9%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – up 37%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 –up 49%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – up 22%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2021: week 16

  • All Plants with Barcode index – up 43%
  • All Items with Barcode index – up 32%

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