In This Issue
New record high for November garden centre sales
Nicholas Marshalls Country House Group pulls out of Windlesham
Make your New Year’s resolution a roofing revolution
£31m loss reported by Dobbies Garden Centre Group
Face Masks are back
GIMA raise over £19,000 for Greenfingers in 2021
Expanding Pughs seek Plant Department Manager
Booking now open for GCA Conference
Great Groves Christmas Tree Appeal
Focus more on ‘rogue traders’ and promote ‘trusted traders’ for biosecurity gains, HTA tells government
Wyevale supplies plants for London park regeneration
Join the London Landmark Half Marathon and support the Greenfingers Charity
Dobbies marks ‘Bring your Christmas Tree Home’ Day
Buy a Christmas tree to help boost Ripple Africa scheme
Baby Bio launches Organic Houseplant Food
David Austin Roses gives back after successful season
Spring Fair collaborates on Christmas trends report
New 'Kinder to Nature' Clear range from Evergreen
GTN October 2021 Issue available on-line
57 garden centres vie for Christmas Greatness in GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards
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BBC and RHS extending partnership until 2025
Merger between Go Green and Retail Solutions
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Millbrook Garden Centre in South Wales up for sale
Fron Goch chooses WinRetail system
Natalie runs #themostjumperful fundraiser again
New look for Food Hall at Squire’s in Wokingham
Garden retailers recognised at greeting card awards
Get paid to test garden centres this Christmas
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New record high for November garden centre sales

November 2021 garden centre sales volumes overall set a new record high for the month according to the Epos data analysed every week by GTN Bestsellers.  Sales of all barcoded products were 4% higher than 2020 and 14% higher than pre-pandemic levels in 2019...

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Nicholas Marshalls Country House Group pulls out of Windlesham

Last Friday, 3rd December, new operators, Lush Landscapes, took over the running of the plant and garden centre at Windlesham after Nicholas Marshalls Country House Group pulled out...

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Make your New Year’s resolution a roofing revolution
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With 2021 coming to a close, lightweight roofing specialist Onduline is urging nurseries and garden centre retailers to ‘make your New Year’s resolution a roofing revolution.’

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£31m loss reported by Dobbies Garden Centre Group

Dobbies Garden Centres Group Limited accounts for the 52 weeks ending 28 February 2021 show an operating profit of £12.9m on reduced turnover of £224m, however, after finance costs the group reported a loss of £31m...

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Face Masks are back
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Following the government's announcement over the weekend that Face Masks will be mandatory from today, Global Journey have seen a massive surge in demand...

 

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GIMA raise over £19,000 for Greenfingers in 2021

Following the recently sold-out 40th GIMA Awards, where guests helped to raise over £3,900 for GIMA’s 2021 nominated charity – Greenfingers – with not one but two generous raffles, it has been confirmed that GIMA events have raised over £19,000 for the children’s hospice garden charity throughout the year...

 

A cheque for £10,000 for Greenfingers from the GIMA Golf Day was presented at the GIMA Awards.

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Expanding Pughs seek Plant Department Manager
 

Pugh's Garden Village has an exciting opportunity to work for their award-winning, family-run business that is expanding in the wonderful industry of plants and horticulture...

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Booking now open for GCA Conference

Booking has now opened for the Garden Centre Association’s annual conference, which takes place at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Lancashire from January 23 until 26...

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Great Groves Christmas Tree Appeal

Groves Nurseries in Bridport and Little Groves in Beaminster, the largest Christmas tree suppliers in the area, are helping to spread some Christmas cheer across Bridport and Beaminster with their brand-new initiative, the Great Groves Christmas Tree Appeal...

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Focus more on ‘rogue traders’ and promote ‘trusted traders’ for biosecurity gains, HTA tells government
 

The HTA has called on government to focus on building a more collaborative approach to improving plant biosecurity in its response to the Defra consultation on ‘a plant biosecurity strategy for Great Britain’.

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Wyevale supplies plants for London park regeneration

Southwark Council has transformed a south London park at Elephant and Castle with the help of Wyevale Nurseries in Herefordshire and Devon-based landscaping company Tilhill...

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Join the London Landmark Half Marathon and support the Greenfingers Charity
 

Whether you are looking for a new challenge in 2022, fancy tackling a unique half marathon experience or simply want a new way to support the Greenfingers Charity then the London Landmark Half Marathon (April 3rd 2022) could be the solution you are looking for!

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Dobbies marks ‘Bring your Christmas Tree Home’ Day

Dobbies has encouraged people to think sustainably this Christmas, as they marked ‘Bring your Christmas Tree Home Day’ on Saturday,

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Buy a Christmas tree to help boost Ripple Africa scheme

Customers at Buckingham Garden Centre who purchase a cut Christmas tree will be helping to plant trees in Africa in 2022...

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Baby Bio launches Organic Houseplant Food
 

The iconic Baby Bio® brand, which has been feeding the nation’s houseplants for 70 years, has expanded its portfolio of impressive houseplant care products with the launch of Baby Bio® Organic Houseplant Food...

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David Austin Roses gives back after successful season

David Austin Roses enters the season of giving by donating £100,000 to its chosen health-based charities this year...

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Spring Fair collaborates on Christmas trends report
 

Spring Fair, the UK’s largest and most important marketplace for the home, gift, fashion and design retail industry, has collaborated with Trend Bible to produce an exclusive Christmas 2022 Trends Report which will be launched on a webinar at 11am on Thursday 9th of December 2021...

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New 'Kinder to Nature' Clear range from Evergreen

Evergreen Garden Care has developed a range of new products under the Clear™ brand which effectively target a range of pest and disease gardening issues, while meeting the growing consumer demand for greener gardening...

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GTN October 2021 Issue available on-line

In this Glee Review issue of GTN:

  • Vitax increases range and capacity
  • Remembering Eddie Topping MBE
  • Capturing the essence of Autumn at Chelsea
  • Get Grilling with Traeger
  • Glee 2021 – a special return
  • Glee Buyers Power List
  • Glee New Product Awards
  • Sustainability Award – Southern Trident
  • Glee 2021 Gallery
  • Floral Thursday for Greenfingers Charity
  • GTN Bestsellers Subscription Offer
  • GTN Bestsellers – September garden centre sales analysis and charts
  • Garden Centre Books
  • HTA Column – Tales of the unexpected
  • GIMA Column – The future is looking bright.
Read GTN's October 2021 Issue on-line here
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57 garden centres vie for Christmas Greatness in GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards

GTN's Greatest Awards team of experts are out in force this week and the following two weeks visiting the teams at the 57 Garden Centres nominated in this year's Greatest Christmas Awards...

 

GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards are sponsored by:

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