In This Issue
April down 7% but year to date sales up 6% on 2021 with Jubilee Bank Holiday to come
Jubilee plant sales success and Peat Free clarity at Ayletts
Longacres on a Bank Holiday Sunday
Award-winning Harmony Gardens brand goes from strength to strength
April plant sales up 24% on 2019
Evergreen Garden Care gives update on slug pellets
Green Light Trust and Notcutts announce corporate partnership
Award-winning pet accessory firm set to exhibit at Glee
The horticultural industry’s tribute to Peter Seabrook – ‘In haste’
Pet treat company set to exhibit at Glee for first time
Rolawn raises £2.5k in support of Greenfingers
Focus on fundraisers: Evergreen Garden Care
Bridgemere Show Gardens – restored and reinvigorated by Blue Diamond Group
Eden buzzing with activity for May half-term full of fun
David Colegrave Foundation Scholarships Awards
Shaping a New Future at Coolings, New Products, Easter GTN Bestsellers and more in GTN's March/April issue on-line here
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Plant feed continues to dominate sales
Fifty new products announced by Garland Products
What a lot of veg!
Growing up, up, up!
Sundaville Flamingo Pink time has finally arrived
Are new gardeners missing out on Wild Bird Care?
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: A spotlight on MEDITE SMARTPLY MDF and OSB panels
The best of last week's
Easter records broken
Dobbies recruiting for roles at new store
Europe comes to Glee 2022
Largest garden centre of Iceland
The Pot Place Garden Centre - An Ambulance for Ukraine
Greenfingers opens new sensory garden at Tŷ Hafan Children’s Hospic
Meadow View Stone – new Garston site provides additional growth for the market leading landscaping products supplier
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April down 7% but year to date sales up 6% on 2021 with Jubilee Bank Holiday to come
Exclusive GTN Bestsellers garden centre Epos data analysis


After a great Easter and a steady May Bank Holiday, garden centre sales are poised, at 6% up year on year to the end of April, ready for warmer weather and the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the four-day long Bank Holiday at the start of June.


To be 6% up on last year for sales volumes after the first four months of the year is a great position to be in. And from the GTN Bestsellers data analysis the biggest sales increases are in areas linked to core gardening and growing. That can only be good for the rest of the year, time invested now will reap rewards later and gives us a great indication that even now the restrictions brought about by Covid have been removed people still want to spend time in their garden and spend money in garden centres.


April total volume sales in the GTN Bestsellers Epos data were 7% down on 2021 which was an exceptional month last year when we came out of Lockdown#3 and container shipping problems lead to a certain amount of panic buying. Compared with 2019, volume sales for the month were 19% up.


We’re starting to see Jubilee displays and promotions in garden centres we visit. Please send us photos of your ideas to promote sales in the run up to the June festivities, we’d love to feature them in GTN and GTN Xtra.  Email



GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2021: week 17.

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 26%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – down 12%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – down 6%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 13%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2021: week 17

  • All Plants with Barcode index – down 17%
  • All Items with Barcode index – down 12%

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