In This Issue
Vote for Greenfingers this afternoon in the BBC/ RHS People's Choice Award
Greenfingers garden wins Silver-Gilt - Golds for Taylors Bulbs, Hilliers - See GTN's photos from a star studded Chelsea Press Day
Blue Diamond profits grow by 18% to £10.8m
SOLEX launches new website
When will garden centre sales peak in 2019?
Treadstone supports stockists with full range of merchandising materials
Celebrating 10 years of the HTA National Plant Show
‘Chelsea favourites’ set to soar in garden centres
Bristol to welcome GCA members for 2020 conference
Notcutts Booker unveils new look
City Gardening and more - the trends of the green industry spoga+gafa 2019
Wyevale Garden Centres agrees the sale of three centres
Haskins encourages children to connect with nature
Transfer of EU powers leads to silent erosion of UK pesticide regulation
Garden centre directors exceed £4,000 target riding the Tour de Yorkshire challenge for charity
Greenfingers Garden at Chelsea nears completion
Trade gets ready to make the most of RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Watering provides sales boost for garden products
Growing Media sales back up to Easter levels
Best year yet for growing vegetables at home
Not such a mad planteria Bank Holiday
Feeding station is panacea for sales
21 participants in Garden Trials and Trade present themselves in digital trade fair magazine
Hillier appoints new horticultural buyer for garden centres
The best of last week's
Wyevale sells Worthing Ferring Garden Centre to Cobbins Nursery
TV gardener to open new look garden at Tong GC
Hayes delighted with Corby & Fellas WinRetail system
Garden Centre Tour - Mahoney Garden Centre, Boston, USA
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Notcutts Norwich
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Blue Diamond Bicester Avenue
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Hillier Botley
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Baytree of Hilgay
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Forest Lodge
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Smashing Wimbledon Cream Tea at Squire’s
Introducing the Taste Village at Glee
Commercial Kitchen 2019 previews new product innovations
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Greenfingers Garden at Chelsea nears completion
See GTN Xtra's photos of the garden from Saturday of Build-Up at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Greenfingers Charity Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show is in the final stage of completion, ready for the RHS judges and the worlds media on Monday and then for the thousands of visitors from Tuesday onwards.


With millions watching on TV, the garden along with the rest of the floral extravaganza is sure to generate a burst of extra gardening interest across the country, especially if the weather stays good through the week.


The Greenfingers Garden, which is built on three levels, is an oasis of gardening calm and pleasure that is fully accessible to children in wheelchairs as well as their carers and family members.  It is also a great example of what can be achieved in a small urban style space.  For all garden centres that have a customer base of new "urban" gardens mainly comprising balconies and patios, this garden at Chelsea should provide plenty of inspiration to help with displays and retail opportunities.


The main aim of the garden, which has been funded by a private donation, is to raise the profile of our industry charity, and make it easier for us all to raise more funds so the growing list of children's hospice gardens that are still urgently needed can be built and enjoyed for many years to come.


The team, led by designer Kate Gould, and all Greenfingers Charity supporters across the industry, now await the results of the RHS judging which will be announced on Tuesday morning, but most importantly they are looking forward to the result of the BBC/RHS Peoples Choice Award.  You can help Greenfingers win that award by encouraging your customers to vote for the Greenfingers Garden when the poll opens - we will update this story with the judging link when it goes live.


If you are coming to Chelsea, the GTN team will be there on Monday for Press Day, on Tuesday afternoon and then again on Wednesday when we will be volunteering on the Greenfingers Garden.  See you there!


See our GTN Xtra gallery of photos from build-up yesterday and some from earlier in the 16 day construction period taken by Greenfingers Trustee Boyd Douglas-Davies.



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