In This Issue
Winnersh Garden Centre partly re-opens after floods
Storm Dennis takes the shine off sales
Celebrity joins fight to prevent garden centre closure
Two tickets to the new Greenfingers Summer Ball up for grabs for top fundraising garden centre
Highfield Garden World gets green light for £2m expansion
Volunteers needed to support Garden Re-Leaf Challenge
Dennis is a menace to Primula
Key retailers to headline GIMA Day Conference
Mr Fothergill's triathlete to make Garden Re-Leaf debut
Grass seed sales soar by 40% over the past two years
Garden centres kick off 2020 with positive sales in traditional and non-traditional categories
Glee’s Retail Lab shortlisted at Exhibition News Awards
Wild bird and pet food producer opens product showroom
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HTA expresses concerns over immigration policy
Garden Care category survives the storm
Menacing effect on growing media sales
Wild Bird care sales blown away too
Under cover sales for Veg-2-Gro
David Austin Roses appoints Paul Manley as Wholesale General Manager
The best of last week's
Plans to build 200 homes on garden centre site rejected
Denys E. Head finalises sale to Haskins Garden Centres
Klondyke holds furniture and outdoor living showcase
Westland set to launch biggest ever peat-free ad campaign
Garden Centre Photo Tours
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Winnersh Garden Centre partly re-opens after floods

Winnersh Garden Centre, part of the British Garden Centres Group, partly re-opened on Friday after Storm Dennis caused flooding at the centre earlier in the week...

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Storm Dennis takes the shine off sales

Storm Dennis had a drastic effect on garden centre sales at the start of the half-term break with sales volumes down 27% compared to the same week last year...

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Celebrity joins fight to prevent garden centre closure

A celebrity has joined a campaign to stop a garden centre closing because of competition from supermarket giant Waitrose...

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Two tickets to the new Greenfingers Summer Ball up for grabs for top fundraising garden centre
 

To add an exciting sense of competition to this year’s Garden Re-Leaf, Greenfingers Charity has confirmed that there are two tickets to its glittering Charity Summer Ball up for grabs for the garden centre which raises the most over the Garden Re-Leaf weekend (Friday 13th – Sunday 15th March 2020)...

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Highfield Garden World gets green light for £2m expansion

Highfield Garden World in Gloucestershire has won outline planning permission to further extend its growing business.  Work is due to commence in 2020 and is estimated to represent an investment of £2m for the Greenway family which founded, owns and runs the business...

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Volunteers needed to support Garden Re-Leaf Challenge

Greenfingers, the organisers of the annual Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge, has issued a call to action to the garden retail industry, asking for volunteers to support this year’s event...

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Dennis is a menace to Primula
 

Even the No 1 Bestselling plant Primula suffered as a result of Storm Dennis. Last week's volumes in the GTN Bestsellers Plants Chart for Primula were 56% down on last year...

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Key retailers to headline GIMA Day Conference
19th March, Ettington Chase, Warwickshire

GIMA’s forthcoming Day Conference (19th March 2020) - open to both members and non-members - will be a must-attend for any supplier wanting to hear from two of the UK’s leading garden centres...

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Mr Fothergill's triathlete to make Garden Re-Leaf debut

Sam Broadway, National Account Manager for Mr Fothergill’s, has been doing some serious training to ensure optimum performamce for her 100km Garden Re-Leaf bike ride on 13th March. She has taken up triathlons in the past year to raise money for charity, to keep fit of course and be in peak condition for the Greenfinger challenge...

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Grass seed sales soar by 40% over the past two years
 

Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK’s oldest grass seed supplier, is celebrating a 40% rise in lawn seed sales over the past two years, as demand strengthens for its market-leading portfolio of quality lawncare products...

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Garden centres kick off 2020 with positive sales in traditional and non-traditional categories

Sales across traditional and non-traditional categories at garden centres across the country were up during January according to the Garden Centre Association’s Barometer of Trade report. Houseplant sales were up 33.01% and outdoor plant sales were up 14.69%, while clothing departments saw an increase in sales of 15.99% and catering sales were 11.28% up compared to the same month the previous year (2019).

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Glee’s Retail Lab shortlisted at Exhibition News Awards
 

The Exhibition News Awards return to Evolution London, Battersea Park on 20th March 2020 to showcase outstanding achievement within the UK and global exhibition industry. This year, amongst the audience, will be representatives from the Glee organising team as the garden retail exhibition’s ‘Retail Lab’ has been shortlisted for an award...

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Wild bird and pet food producer opens product showroom

Wild bird and pet food producer, Henry Bell & Co has opened a product showroom close to the company’s headquarters in Grantham, Lincs, where visitors can view the company's range of products and POS solutions in a retail environment...

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