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Happy Spring!
Girl Power takeover for Rising Stars
Easy instant colour flies out of planterias
Fun and frolics - 'fockey' – at GCA Conference
Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair 2018
Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities
Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20%
Successful trials of membrane to contain Japanese knotweed
Perrywood presents cheques for over £14,000
Seedball launch Natural History Museum range
GIMA launches new Foreign Exchange service
Looking for Christmas Ideas for 2018?
GTN's Greatest Christmas Team Winners to be announced during Glee@Spring Fair
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Creative Products boosts marketing team
Red Baron sets the pace for veg sales
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See GTN's photo tours of 30+ garden centres this Christmas including Bents, Barton Grange, Brookside, Castle Gardens, Planters, Scotsdales, Silverbirch, Ruxley Manor and Whitehall using this link


Happy Spring!

 

Gardening sales have got off to a great start for 2018 and Alton Garden Centre's Derek Bunker wants to get a campaign started for us all to wish customers "Happy Spring!" from now until Easter...

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Girl Power takeover for Rising Stars

Emma Blackmore from Bents, Samatha Davis from Haskins, Sarah Postlethwaite from Fron Goch, Andreea Robertson from Gardenwise and Jayne Scott from Klondyke Daleside are the five Westland GCA Rising Stars finalists preparing for their presentations at the GCA Conference in Stratford on Monday...

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Easy instant colour flies out of planterias

 

Plant sales flew out of garden centre planterias last week, with total sales doubling on the first week of the year. Sales of Primula, Narcissus and Hyacinths were up significantly compared to the same week last year...

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Fun and frolics - 'fockey' – at GCA Conference

 

A game of hockey with an element of ‘fun and frolics’ will open the  Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual conference today (Sunday), as garden centre and horticultural industry staff go head-to-head for the Greenfingers Challenge Cup...

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Wildlife World returns to Spring Fair 2018
 

Spring Fair is set to once again host a new range of products launched by UK leading wildlife product designer and manufacturer, Wildlife World...

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Squire’s customers raise over £21,300 for local charities

 

The fantastic Christmas grottos at Squire’s Garden Centres have helped raise £21,380.30 for numerous local charities...

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Wyevale Nurseries landscape & amenity sales up by 20%
 

Wyevale Nurseries  has announced that its landscape/amenity sales were up 20% year-on-year from July 2017 to the end of December 2017.

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Successful trials of membrane to contain Japanese knotweed

 

A new membrane developed by global science and engineering firm DuPont, Plantex® Platinium, has been found to be successful in containing Japanese knotweed, following field trials carried out by Japanese knotweed removal specialists Environet...

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Perrywood presents cheques for over £14,000

 

Tiptree based Perrywood have presented cheques totalling a value of over £14,000 to its chosen charities at the garden centre: Mid and North Essex Mind, Marie Curie and Greenfingers...

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Seedball launch Natural History Museum range

 

Award-winning eco outfit Seedball has launched a new and exclusive Natural History Museum range, designed to encourage and sustain important garden wildlife in urban and rural environments...

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GIMA launches new Foreign Exchange service
 

A recent survey undertaken by GIMA has highlighted that its members continue to feel the pressure of ever fluctuating exchange rates. In response, the trade association is pleased to announce that it is launching a new Foreign Exchange service, in conjunction with payment solutions experts, Moneycorp...

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Casual Dining show expands its drinks menu

Pub, bar and restaurant buyers looking to refresh their drinks menus are set to enjoy a tastings extravaganza at next month's Casual Dining show, which returns to the Business Design Centre, in London, on 21-22 February...

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HTA Catering Conference 2018 - ‘A Recipe for Growth’

Bookings are now open for the HTA Catering Conference 2018, ‘A Recipe for Growth’, which takes place on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 June at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This successful two-day event and dinner is aimed at all those in garden centre catering from business owners and managers to chefs and front of house staff...

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Looking for Christmas Ideas for 2018?

If you are on your way to Harrogate and wanting some extra input of ideas for your Christmas 2018, take a look at GTN's photo tours of 30+ garden centres this Christmas including:

  • Aylett Nurseries
  • Barton Grange
    Baytree
    Bents
    Blue Diamond Trentham
    Brookside, Kent
    Castle Gardens
    Daleside Klondyke
    Dobbies Mellville
    Fresh at Burcot
    Fron Goch
    Frosts Woburn Sands
    Gardenwise
    Gouldings
    Haskins Ferndown
    Haskins West End
    Hetland
    Kirktown
    Mains of Drum
    Millbrook Gravesend
    Notcutts Solihull
    Old Railway Line
    Planters Tamworth
    Pughs Radyr
    Raemoir
    Ruxley Manor
    Silverbirch
    Summerhills
    Thurrock
    Whitehall Lacock
    Woodlands Ash, Kent
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GTN's Greatest Christmas Team Winners to be announced during Glee@Spring Fair

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The votes are being counted and the judges meeting to decide who will be the winners in GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards, sponsored by Gardman, ready for the announcement and presentation of awards at a special Greatest Awards Winners Breakfast Reception on Tuesday 6th February in Hall 3 as part of Glee@Spring Fair...

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