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"Open For Business: Lessons Learned from Lockdown and The First Week of Trading" webinar today at 5:00pm
Let’s spread a little RHS Chelsea cheer on #FloralFriday
Grow your sales with Evergreen Garden Care’s GYO best-sellers
Garden Centres back on the right track - UPDATED - New comment from Barton Grange, Newbank, Langlands and Green Pastures
Making garden centres friendly, safe and accessible again
Northern Ireland garden centres re-open with record sales - UPDATED
Bump Up Your Colour Pot Sales
Massive increase in demand for VegTrug
LifestyleGarden® thanks keyworkers with special giveaway
CSY launch Ecommerce Sites to help Garden Centres during the Covid-19 Panademic
The UK’s Infrastructure Capacity to Reprocess Post-Consumer Plastic Needs to Double by 2022 to Meet Plastic Packaging Tax Demands
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Gro-along Evergreen Garden Care launches virtual gardening series with David Domoney
Primeur continues to support retailers as the industry emerges from lockdown
GIMA welcomes government-backed trade credit insurance guarantee
GrowNation Secures Free Social Distancing Help and Advice for Garden Centres
Reopening your retail store: Step two – sanitation & portable hand washing/sanitisation stations
It’s a #FloralFriday thanks from Greenfingers Charity
Orderly queues form as garden centres in England re-open
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Smart Face Masks
Solex Exhibition – Cancelled
The Commercial Horticultural Association is supporting and promoting its existing British exhibitor group for GreenTech and preparing for the rescheduled show on 20-22 October
RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year to be judged during Virtual RHS Chelsea
Safe Trading Guidance for all garden centres published by HTA
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Green light for garden centres to re-open on Wednesday in England - UPDATED - Comment from James Barnes at HTA and Alan Titchmarsh MBE
St Peters staff in tears after council serves Prohibition Notice
Wales - Monday, England - Wednesday or June 1st?, Scotland and Northern Ireland?
Getting ready for business - feedback from Coolings, Planters, The Gardens Group, Blue Diamond, Green Pastures, Fron Goch and more
“Stay Alert” - make sure your customers and staff have a safe and enjoyable garden centre experience
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
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It’s a #FloralFriday thanks from Greenfingers Charity

Greenfingers Charity would like to once again thank all those who helped to spread a little #FloralFriday cheer last week (Friday 15th May). 


Amongst the many fabulous posts, leading the way and pretty in pink were Vitax and Adam Taylor.  Celebratory gardener and Greenfingers Charity Patron, Ann-Marie Powell spent the day gardening in her beautiful floral frock, which was specially chosen by her personal stylist, Bert (aka as her son!). Mike Lind shared his #FloralFriday photos to celebrate the re-opening of Monkton Elm Garden Centre on Wednesday. And GTNs Trevor Pfeiffer once again supported the initiative by rocking up at his local Van Hage Garden Centre wearing one of his many favourite floral shirts.  Glee and LOFA joined in the fun by creating and posting floral videos whilst amateur gardener and photographer Tim Howell brought more than a little cheer with his film.


This coming #FloralFriday (Friday 22nd May) Greenfingers Charity will be celebrating its presence at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2019.  Designed by Kate Gould and entirely funded by a private donor along with many gifts in kind, The Greenfingers Charity Garden was amongst last year’s highlights. The charity will be sharing its favourite Chelsea pics and would love you to share yours too.


By now, you know what to do:

  • Post your favourite floral image or floral selfie on social media
  • Use the hashtags #FloralFriday #hortindustry #greenfingers
  • Tag @GreenfingersCharity  
  • If you can, text FLORALFRIDAY to 70085 to donate £5 to Greenfingers Charity
  • Nominate a friend(s) to do the same

The benefits of gardening and spending time outside in the fresh air is being felt more than ever.  Whilst this can only be good for our industry, this message is also vitally important for Greenfingers Charity as its faces a challenging road ahead. 


With a waiting list of hospices that need their help today, by joining the fun of #FloralFriday YOU will be helping to making difference to life-limited children and their families. 


To find out more about the work of Greenfingers Charity and how you can help, contact Director of Fundraising and Communications Linda Petrons by emailing or calling 01494 674749. 

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chrissie Russell Flint
Thank you once again to everyone who joined in the #FloralFriday fun and to Trevor for so generously covering this story every week.
Looking forward to seeing more photos this week!