In This Issue
Westland buy Gardman
Gardman was on brink of Administration
Jail for garden centre owner who stole almost half a million from elderly mother
Great start to Christmas sales in garden centres
Westland are Choice Supplier of the Year
Resentments simmer as town loses garden centre
Group appointments signal opportunities ahead
GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops – four more confirmed for autumn/winter schedule
Japanese Award for T&M’s Sunflower SunBelievable ‘Brown Eyed Girl’
Home Garden Conference: how to reach the next generations?
New Sales Structure for AMES UK
Christmas department opens at Haskins Garden Centres
Johnsons of Whixley announces first two management trainees as it gears up for future growth
Garden centre helps junior football team look the part
Spooky times at Squire's Garden Centres
Rhipsalis: November Houseplant of the Month
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Garden product sales in good health
Autumn gardening activity boosts growing media sales
New products dominate early Christmas sales
Cyclamen sales reach record high
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APL members build exclusive partnership with Home Solutions from John Lewis
The best of last week's
Gardman up for sale
Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of five of its largest garden centres to Dobbies Garden Centres
Change of ownership but business as usual for Bransford Webbs
September sales just above average
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Hear more about Life at No 27 at HTA Marketing Forum

Annabelle Padwick, founder of Life at No.27 and ambassador for the gardening charity Thrive, has been announced as the latest speaker at the HTA’s upcoming Marketing Forum on 17 October.


Writer and presenter, Annabelle will share her personal story detailing how learning to grow her own produce completely transformed her confidence and outlook on life, and why she is now launching a non-profit social enterprise in 2019 which aims to change the lives of people of all ages who struggle with mental health illness.


Annabelle will also explain how brand and retailer marketing has the ability to change lives and impact on sales.


The HTA Marketing Forum takes place at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire on Wednesday 17 October and is aimed at all those delivering marketing activities across the garden industry.


Other topics being covered on the day include:

  • Enhancing the shopper experience
  • The art of visual merchandising
  • Customer counting technology
  • Hozleock’s Plant a Pot Campaign
  • Creating a successful vlog
  • The power of print
  • Media Matters
  • Using promotions effectively
  • Engaging an online audience
  • Success with Facebook advertising
  • Farplants marketing case study

For more information  on the programme and to book your place visit


For updates and information about the Life at No.27 initiative visit

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