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Remember to bring some floral cheer to the nation on #floralfriday tomorrow - Good Friday
FREE E-commerce Web Site for Garden Centres
The HTA launches ‘Plants Near Me’
Helping hands to combat coronavirus
Greenfingers Charity and friends bring a little social media cheer on #floralfriday - How will you join in on Good Friday?
Johnsons of Boston Food Hall open today despite major fire in garden centre yesterday
Horticulture hits the national and local headlines
Florainbow and Floral message of Hope
For sale - A long Established Garden Centre Business
Garden Centre Opportunities..from around the world
Bheta intervenes as big retailers threaten suppliers with extended trading terms
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Lofa members seek help with container charges at ports
Hillier announces five new plants for 2020
Gardening is deemed ‘critically important’ to physical and mental health during #stayathome
GTN Bestsellers Garden Re-Leaf Subscription Offer
LifestyleGarden® vow to support retailers during lockdown
Petindex postponed until 2021
More companies, including one from China, sign up for PATS Telford
Vitax donation helps rehabilitate lives of servicemen and women through horticulture
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Fiskars Wins Prestigious ‘Best Buy’ Award
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch results show milder winter helps small garden birds
Garden Radio charges on hold
David Domoney takes on role of Patron for Greenfingers Charity
Growing Media Europe welcomes four new members
The best of last week's
Exeter garden centre stays open but cannot sell plants - Cherry Lane close all centres
Calling all businesses in garden retailing to sign HTA/RHS/NFU petition
Horticultural Sector Worth £1.4 Billion Could Be Wiped Out By Coronavirus Shut Down In Just Weeks
Glee at home
40th Annual GIMA Awards Cancelled
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
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Horticulture hits the national and local headlines

Last week saw the most column inches about gardening and horticulture for years as the plight of growers and retailers hit the headlines.


"The Government is wrong. Garden centres are essential, and we need them reopened" was a headline in The Telegraph. 


The Independent ran a story headlined: "The online garden centres and nurseries to support during lockdown."


And BBC News featured the story of Tony Joyner at Plants Galore in Exeter with the headline "Coronavirus: Garden centre owner rips up closure order."

Deliveries from closed garden centres also made national news as The Express reported: "Taxis ride to rescue to deliver plants for garden centres as £200m could be wasted."


Over in Northern Ireland Altnagelvin Garden Centre in Londonderry made local press headlines of: "Green shoots of recovery for garden centre with launch of delivery service during coronavirus outbreak."


The Palace Gardener in Fulham generated the headline "London coronavirus: Fulham garden centre shows how indoor gardening can cheer us all up during lockdown" on the MyLondon news website.


And who'd have thought garden centres would feature in a story about The Great British Bake Off.  On ITV's Good Morning Britain Matt Lucas revealed his audition for the next series of Bake Off took place in a garden centre.  If you know which garden centre it was please let us know:






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