In This Issue
Bournville Wyevale goes to British Garden Centres, Blooms Swindon goes back to landlord
The Wyevale "Sale of the Century" - where are we now - UPDATED
Looking forward to a 'green' Glee
Praise for Corby and Fellas EPOS system
Did you know we sell Duracell Batteries?
GCA members encouraged to do their bit to reduce plastic waste
New Gardman Crest re-vamp not just cosmetic
Goulds at Weymouth to double size of restaurant
Year of the Rudbeckia and Cucumber Launched for Mr Fothergill's by Sally van der Horst of Fleuroselect
Wallace & Gromit Potty Feet to launch at Glee in licensing deal
The Industry Votes for its Favourite 2020 Plant Variety
Brian's Lifetime in Horticulture is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown marks 25 years since opening with celebratory staff BBQ
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Burgon & Ball appoints a UK Managing Director
Garden enjoyment drives sales
Veolia calls for total ban on peat
Preparing for growing
Summer bird feeding drives sales volumes
Charlotte is Christmas No 1
Johnsons brings a taste of Chile to Yorkshire
No need to fill the gaps
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The best of last week's
Hillier buys John Browns Garden Centre from Wyevale
Thieves use recovery truck in broad daylight car theft at garden centre
August serves up a treat for garden centre sales
From railway arch to houseplant paradise...
Re-branding gets under way at Podington
Heathlands at Wokingham makes it sweet 16 for Squire's
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Garden Centre Photo Tours
Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
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August serves up a treat for garden centre sales


The first week of August sees the fifth week in a row where garden centre sales have been up on last year, an average of 18% up, according to GTN Bestsellers.

After speaking with a number of centres much of that increase is credited to the changeable, but more bearable weather. This has been encouraging more people to eat in garden centre restaurants – remember last summer many restaurants were unbearable for weeks, and that resultant increase in footfall is driving the increased sales.

How have your restaurants and coffee shops been performing this summer? Have you made significant menu changes to help increase sales?  Email


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week last year (week 31)
Garden Products - up 34%
Growing Media - up 4%
Wild Bird Care - up 26%
Veg-2-Gro - up 5%
All Plants Index - down 4%
All Items Index - up 15%


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