In This Issue
26th June is Deadline for initial Wyevale Garden Centre offers
Homebase sold for £1.00 - " of the great all time disasters"
Westland and Crest are touring!
Get the right compost for your hanging baskets & patio planters
Bord na Móna Growise Sponsors Myeloma UK Garden at Chelsea Flower Show
Bulldog supports RHS Campaign for School Gardening
Garden Centres in a much better place than DIY
Plants now ahead of last year with the Chelsea boost still to come
New owners for Stansted Park Garden Centre
SBM Life Sciences account manager and family raise hundreds for Greenfingers Charity
Celebrating 10 Years of Vitavia
Fryer’s Roses and Helen’s Trust work blooming well together!
Raoul Curtis-Machin leaves HTA
Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
GTN Xtra and GDPR
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Union Jack Windmill sales soar in celebration weekend
Honorary Greats Award for John Athwal
Courgette tops Runner Bean as Veg 2 Gro Bestseller
Johnsons Lawn Seed’s World Cup tip for retailers
Springwatch boost for Wild Bird Care
Growing Media sales set another May record
The best of last week's
Guy Hands puts the "For Sale" notice up at Wyevale Garden Centres
Blue Diamond profits increase to £9.2m
Profits up by 24% at Westland Horticulture
Plant sales soar...'just like an old-fashioned bank holiday'
Golds for Hillers, Cooks, Taylors Bulbs and Dibleys at Chelsea 2018
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
lunch! 2018: Visitor registration opens & first speakers announced
Send us your news and great ideas

Contact us with your news. 

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

GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards 2107
are sponsored by:

and raise money for the Greenfingers Charity to build magical gardens at Childrens Hospices across the UK.

See GTN's photo tours of 30+ garden centres this Christmas including Bents, Barton Grange, Brookside, Castle Gardens, Planters, Scotsdales, Silverbirch, Ruxley Manor and Whitehall using this link

Celebrating 10 Years of Vitavia

2018 marks the 10th Anniversary for Vitavia Garden Products Ltd and over the last decade Vitavia has become a major supplier to both the UK and European greenhouse markets.


Managing Director, Tony Hutchinson says “We are part of a truly international business and can arguably claim to be the market leader in Europe.”


From their warehouse in Suffolk, Vitavia provide home and trade deliveries throughout the UK together with a comprehensive greenhouse installation service. They pride themselves on suppling hobby greenhouses, widely regarded as being the best value for money, backed up with exceptional customer service. Moving forward they hope to expand their market in the UK and in Europe through continued development of the Vitavia Range. “New product development is a key element of our cooperation with our European partners.”


Vitavia has grown considerably from when it started in April 2008 and has had to adapt to the forever changing market. The trading environment has changed dramatically over the last 10 years, with the emergence of the internet and web retailing.


Tony Hutchinson explains: “Over 90% of our business now involves home deliveries and the logistics team have had to adapt accordingly. Our marketing strategies have also had to adapt to the arrival of Google and Google ads, facebook and twitter.”


As a family business they are certainly in good shape to take on the future challenges of the changing trading environment.


Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Digg | Comment (0)

Email Address:*