In This Issue
Rain hits June plant sales
Ade discusses his fabulous Phoenix!
Zest 4 Leisure now offer over 50 videos – including ‘How-To’ style assembly videos and lifestyle product films.
Clematis wins visitor vote at National Plant Show
Police arrest three as they flee from Sanders GC early-hours break-in
Greenfingers wing walkers set for take-off after technical glitch thwarts first attempt
Bents charity ball raises £11,480 to help bereaved children
Exclusively show attracts more influencers and bloggers
Klondyke’s Three Peaks Challenge raises £12k
‘Adopted Yorkshireman' relocates from Australia for garden centre role
Breast Cancer Now raises £4k at Haskins Roundstone
Wyevale sell 11 more - and British Garden Centres group grows to 24
Capital Gardens buys Sherfield GC from Wyevale
Squires and trading standards join forces for garden revamp at children's home
Retail Lab @ Glee - first stop for inspiration seekers
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Aylett Nurseries
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Dobbies Edinburgh
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Groves of Bridport
Garden Centre Photo Tour - In-Excess Ringwood
Garden Centre Photo Tour - N1 Garden Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Notcutts Norwich Houseplants
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Perrywood Houseplants
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Plymouth Garden Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Kings Garden & Leisure Sidmouth
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Squires Badshot Lea
Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Ashford
Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Barnstaple
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Stewarts Christchurch
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Whitehall Lacock
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Vitax area sales manager retires after 37 years
Customers and staff can win prizes in NGGV photo contest
The best of last week's
Eleven more Wyevale centres sold today
Who are the buying teams of 2019?
Mill Race Garden Centre goes up for sale
Rain, rain go away, we’ve got plants and pots to sell
Taupe pots campaign switches focus to kerbside challenge
Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ takes Best in Show at New Plant Awards
New 5000 sq m Plant Centre opens at RHS Wisley
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Rain hits June plant sales

The heavy rain of the past two weeks really hit plant sales, according to GTN Bestsellers Epos Data analysis...

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Ade discusses his fabulous Phoenix!
GTN Xtra promotion for Vitavia

Ade from Agents of Field has a passion for plants and a background in television. Ade is a bit of an avant-gardener, usually found on the allotment, nurturing his fruit, veg and flowers. This year he became the very happy owner of a Vitavia Phoenix greenhouse, so we thought it only appropriate to find out why he chose us and what he thinks of it!

 

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Zest 4 Leisure now offer over 50 videos – including ‘How-To’ style assembly videos and lifestyle product films.
GTN Xtra promotion for Zest 4 Leisure

Fifty new videos including ‘How To’ style animated videos and product lifestyle videos have been produced and launched by Zest 4 Leisure to make building timber garden products easier. Used in conjunction with Zest 4 Leisure’s standard instructions, the ‘How To’ videos show every detail of how the product fits together and can be seen here and at SOLEX in July.

 

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Clematis wins visitor vote at National Plant Show

 

 

 

 

Visitors to last week’s HTA National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park, sponsored by Hortipak, a clematis as their favourite plant...

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Police arrest three as they flee from Sanders GC early-hours break-in

Three intruders were arrested after an early-hours break-in at Blue Diamond’s Sanders Garden Centre at Brent Knoll last week...

 

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Greenfingers wing walkers set for take-off after technical glitch thwarts first attempt
You'll be helping Greenfingers charity's efforts to beat last year's £70k record

Three daredevil souls from the garden retail industry have just days to overcome their fears before taking to the skies for an adrenaline-fuelled wing walk in aid of the Greenfingers Charity.

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Bents charity ball raises £11,480 to help bereaved children

A charity ball held by Bents Garden & Home at Warrington has raised £11,480 for Manchester based charity Once Upon a Smile...

 

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Exclusively show attracts more influencers and bloggers

The Exclusively 2019 trade show held at London’s Business Design Centre last week beat last year’s attendance record by 5% and attracted more retailers...

 

Above: one of the Scarlet Opus displays in the Trend Hub.

 

 

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Klondyke’s Three Peaks Challenge raises £12k

Sun, snow, rain, wind, tears and laughter were all experienced as staff from the Klondyke group took on…. and smashed…..their 3 Peaks Challenge, raising £12,000 in the process...

 

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‘Adopted Yorkshireman' relocates from Australia for garden centre role

An HR professional has relocated from Melbourne to Saltaire to take up a top role at a Tong Garden Centre...

 

 

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Breast Cancer Now raises £4k at Haskins Roundstone

Fundraisers for the Breast Cancer Now charity secured £4,000 in pledges for the Pink Ribbon Lottery in two fund-raising days at Haskins’ Roundstone garden centre last week...

 

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Wyevale sell 11 more - and British Garden Centres group grows to 24

Wyevale Garden Centres has sold 11 more centres to four separate buyers –  British Garden Centres, The Plant Area Limited (t/a Clandon Park Garden Centre), Coolings Garden Centres and Maidenhead Aquatics...

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Capital Gardens buys Sherfield GC from Wyevale

 

Wyevale GC’s Sherfield Garden Centre at Hook has become the latest acquisition for award-winning Capital Gardens, which now has five plant-centric garden centres...

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Squires and trading standards join forces for garden revamp at children's home

 

 

Squire’s Garden Centres and Buckinghamshire & Surrey Trading Standards joined forces recently to revamp the garden at Burbank Children’s Home in Woking...

 

Pictured: Ed Ridgeon, Squire's Woking manager, and Michele Manson, Bucks & Surrey Trading Standards Manager.

 

 

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Retail Lab @ Glee - first stop for inspiration seekers

Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Aylett Nurseries

The Greatest Awards winning houseplant team at Aylett Nurseries have always been passionate about houseplants, keeping a full houseplant “house” throughout the past 10 years...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Dobbies Edinburgh

Dobbies CEO Graeme Jenkins and Customer Director Louise Niven show GTN Xtra around their flagship Edinburgh centre...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Groves of Bridport

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - In-Excess Ringwood

In-Excess, who added four ex-Wyevale garden centres last Autumn are pulling up trees at their existing Ringwood site...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - N1 Garden Centre

N1 Garden Centre is often talked of as the place to watch for new trends in houseplants and a visit to the small centre, squeezed in between terraced houses on the edge of the Hoxton area of North London explains all...

 

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Notcutts Norwich Houseplants

Houseplants are on trend and sales are on the increase.  GTN Xtra has been on the trail of the garden centre houseplant sales phenomenum to unearth great sales ideas and trends that are driving younger customers into garden centres like never before...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Perrywood Houseplants

At Perrywood, houseplant sales are booming...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Plymouth Garden Centre

At Plymouth Garden Centre, the only one we've visited that has a drawbridge as part of the entrance structure, they make the most of every plant and pot sales opportunity...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Kings Garden & Leisure Sidmouth

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Squires Badshot Lea

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Ashford

St Johns Ashford leaves customers in no doubt that the centre has different owners...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Barnstaple

St Johns original site in Barnstaple continues to grow...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Stewarts Christchurch

Stewarts Christchurch win the GTN Award for the most in-store trolley parks and the best use of trolley park space...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Whitehall Lacock

What a spectacular entrance to the furniture department at Whitehall Lacock, an idyllic spring garden setting created with backdrop and props.  It matches the cover of Whitehall’s Beautiful Gardens magazine too!

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