In This Issue
Fermoys and Le Friquet are the Garden Centres of the Year at Blue Diamond
Briers team joins Smart Garden Products
After Red Nose Day it's time to Go Green for Garden Re-Leaf Day
Pruning made simple with GARDENA’s new range of loppers
Looking forward to Mother's Day and Garden Re-Leaf
Mezu Silk Flowers – Cultivating A Business
Dobbies director to address GIMA Day Conference in April
Taylor Made Designs will make your staff look & feel great
Garden product suppliers hear export case studies
Charity shop and garden centre takings slump to £3 because of road closure
Horticulture to benefit from DCF’s investment in students
Extinction threat to beneficial UK slug
Haskins at West End raises £1,400 for hospice.
Darlac donates tools to assist injured service personnel
Squire’s employees really make a difference
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
New app will match up buyers and sellers at Glee
Young veg plants rush through the tills
Application to redevelop Squires Garden Centre, Windsor, withdrawn
Wild Bird Care down by 25%
Aldi wins approval to build on Malmesbury Garden Centre site
Growing activity up on both 2018 amd 2017
GIMA Awards entry now open
Propagation lights up garden product sales
Blooming Marvellous! £37K boost for national garden tourism group
Bumper week for young Veg Plants
Kingston Landscape Group Ltd takes home the Supreme Winner title at the APL Awards 2019
Buyers from Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Lithuania and Dubai seek new garden and pet products at event
The best of last week's
Shaw Trust buy two centres from Hillview
Jane Lawler joins GCA’s team of inspectors
Plant buyers in positive mood at Classiflora
Plant sales lead the way – up 456% compared to last year
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
CEOs of Jamie’s Italian & Las Iguanas join Commercial Kitchen’s stellar Keynote line-up
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GIMA Awards entry now open

Entries for this year’s GIMA Awards, which returns for its 39th year this summer (4 July, Celtic Manor), are now open.


Recognising excellence and innovation, the GIMAs have grown into the industry’s largest annual gathering of retailers and suppliers.


There are nine product awards, three marketing awards plus Special Achievement, Supplier of the Year and Export Achievement awards. The overall product winner award, the Sword of Excellence (awarded to Neudorff in 2018) completes the array.


Previous winners have included Gardena, Fallen Fruits, Willow Wand, Primeur, Burgon & Ball, Deco-Pak, Smart Garden Products, Apta, Vitax and Evergreen Garden Care (previously The Scotts Miracle Gro Company) Each has benefitted from the exposure that comes from being named a GIMA winner, including access to a panel of influential industry judges, recognition in front of hundreds of industry peers, and coverage in trade and consumer media.


Vicky Nuttall, GIMA Director says the awards have gone from strength to strength in recent years. “The calibre of entries continues to raise the bar, reflecting the innovation that is driving our industry forward season after season. I’ve no doubt that this year our judging panel – made up of top UK garden retailers and consumer and trade journalists, reflective of the omnichannel nature of our industry, will have their work cut out for them as the scale and quality of entries will continue to rise.”


If you have a product or service that you believe deserves industry recognition in one of the 14 categories,

Visiting this link 


Closing date for entries is Friday 17 May, with the judging day confirmed for 18/19 June. The same web page can be used to book your place at the 2019 awards ceremony.

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