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
Send us your news and great ideas

Contact us with your news. 

Email, or or call the GTN News team on 01733 775700

Haskins encourages children to connect with nature


Haskins Garden Centres is supporting National Children’s Gardening Week (May 25-June 2) to encourage children to get outside and enjoy gardening.


Haskins launched its new Facebook page, ‘Garden Gang,’ earlier this year, designed to increase children’s interest in and enjoyment of gardening. The Facebook page provides parents and children with regular updates, free activities, fun and educational worksheets and gardening games.


Presented by the Horticultural Trade Association, National Children’s Gardening Week is a nationally recognised awareness week, in celebration of the fun that gardens hold for kids. Haskins shares these values and is supporting young gardeners with suggested activities to connect with nature.

Haskins’ suggested activities for National Children’s Gardening Week, include:

  • Building a bug hotel – re-use outdoor waste to make a five star hotel for garden wildlife
  • Growing a bean stalk – put a bean in a jar with some kitchen roll, add water and watch it start to grow into a magic beanstalk
  • Creating a mini pond – use a container in a quiet part of the garden to help increase biodiversity
  • Going on a flower hunt – download the free activity sheet and see how many varieties can be found

Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins, commented: “Our Garden Gang concept was designed to keep your outdoor busy bees entertained. We’re proud to offer a variety of puzzles and games in the Garden Gang section of our child-friendly website.


“Regular updates are now also posted on our new Garden Gang Facebook page, along with worksheets and helpful video content. We want to encourage kids to get outside, enjoy nature and have fun! National Children’s Gardening Week gives us the perfect opportunity to shout about what a great family activity gardening is.”

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Digg | Comment (0)

Email Address:*