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Solabiol Top Lawn is flying off the shelves
Garden centre sales drop back to "average" after wet and cold start to May
Vitavia encourages more gardeners to get a greenhouse
Plant sales opportunities from the Greenfingers Charity’s RHS Chelsea garden
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Plastic bags turn into cash for Greenfingers Charity
Return of Haskins' bloomin’ popular Rose Festival
Glendoick Garden Centre wins prestigious award
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Growing Media sales up on 2017 & 2018
Veg plant sales see increase
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Garden centre sales drop back to "average" after wet and cold start to May


As expected the start of May 2019 was down on 2018, but mainly due to the wet and cold weather. Up to Sunday before the Bank Holiday volume sales were 9.4% down on the same week last year, but year to date they are up by 11% and less than 1% down on 2017.

While the GTN team have been out and about this week we’ve heard that Bank Holiday Monday was better, and despite the downpours garden centre car parks were brimming.


With warmer weather forecast for the rest of the month garden centres are now hoping for a return to garden furniture sales and more peaks for plants and gardening sales.

Have you planned your Chelsea plant merchandising displays yet? There’s only two weeks to go and it’s a great opportunity not to be missed.  Follow this link to the plant list for the Greenfingers Charity Chelsea Garden


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 18)
Garden Products – static 0%
Growing Media – down 9%
Wild Bird Care – up 15%
Veg-2-Gro – up 55%
All Plants index – down 15%
All Items index – down 8%


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