In This Issue
Half term sales set course for a record February
Welsh petition to re-open garden centres closes on 11,198 signatures
Going from strength to strength
Why choose Meadow View Stone?
Plants pour out of planterias
Book Your Place for the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz Today!
Hillier Nurseries bidding farewell to 2021 Chelsea Flower Show
Hayes Garden World launches online Grow Your Own range
What Lies Ahead for 2021? - GTN's February Issue On-Line Now
Empowering change for a brighter future
Poundbury Gardens to mark 15th birthday with 15 planting projects
Bents introduces new virtual shopping service
Tong creates new role ahead of new Food Hall launch
Perrywood Tiptree helps communities to get growing
Altons BBQ World, Aylett Nurseries, Barton Grange, Baytree, Busy Bee, Groves, Pengelly, Pughs, The Old Railway Line and Squires Badshot Lea are the winners of GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards
Christmas Future Trends at Glee's Festive Focus Day
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Huge year for Grow Your Own
New appointments to AMES UK Senior Leadership Team
Mad March sales levels in February
GCA virtual area meetings hailed a success
Growing media sales up 175%
Gardenex organises webinar on ‘Exporting to the EU since the trade deal’
Best week since 2017 for Wild Bird Care
David Austin reopens its UK wholesale trade with the announcement of its partnership programme
The best of last week's
Sue Allen and Tammy Woodhouse to Brave the Shave on Garden Re-Leaf Day
Garden centre seeks planning permission for holiday lodges
Last chance to view Woodlodge’s new Snowlodge Christmas Décor range
James Parr joins Smart Board
Gardening comes to the Sun on Sunday
Henry Bell secures exclusive contract with Blue Diamond
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
British Garden Centres open their 58th centre at Thatcham
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to the GTN Bestsellers printed weekly newsletter
All the latest news from the world of pet products
PetQuip Awards set to reward outstanding achievements during pandemic
Doggy day care facility opens at Dobbies
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Half term sales set course for a record February
GTN Bestsellers analysis

Garden centre volume sales in the GTN Bestsellers weekly EPOS data soared by almost double week on week during half term to set the highest ever recorded sales level for Week 7 and set the course for a record breaking February...

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Welsh petition to re-open garden centres closes on 11,198 signatures

 

Garden Centres in Scotland and Wales, where garden centres are currently not allowed to open, have been seeking support via petitions to their devolved administrations to allow them to re-open as soon as possible.  The Welsh petition has gone over the 10,000 required for it to be considered for a debate in the Welsh Parliament, while the Scottish petition which started a few weeks after the welsh petition has almost reached 6,000 and is still open for support...

Links to the petitions are here
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Going from strength to strength
GTN Xtra Promotion

A lot has changed since we set up Ginique in April 2019. We have and still are battling through a pandemic, Brexit was concluded and more and more people have found solace and calm in their outside spaces...

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Why choose Meadow View Stone?
GTN Xtra Promotion

Following a very successful year that saw the company double its turnover, we asked the team at Meadow View Stone, along with some of their customers, what was fuelling this growth...

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Plants pour out of planterias

Was it the change in the weather or half term that sent plant sales soaring? Whatever the reason plants poured out of garden centre planterias last week, almost trebling in sales from the previous week and halving the year to date deficit in one fell swoop...

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Book Your Place for the Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day Quiz Today!

Greenfingers Charity invites you to join them for a virtual quiz, hosted by charity Patron and Garden Designer Ann-Marie Powell, on Friday 19th March 2021...

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Hillier Nurseries bidding farewell to 2021 Chelsea Flower Show

After nearly 100 years as an exhibitor with 74 consecutive gold medals, Hillier Nurseries is bidding a fond farewell to the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show...

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Hayes Garden World launches online Grow Your Own range

After witnessing a huge increase in people wanting to grow their own vegetables at home, Hayes Garden World is now selling seeds, bulbs and plants online, making it easier for anyone to get green fingers.

 

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What Lies Ahead for 2021? - GTN's February Issue On-Line Now

In this issue:

 

Patio Black Spot – the Winning Formula

Weathering the Perfect Storm – Brexit and all that

New line up for LOFA Council    

Contemporary style from Firmans

Primeur – the one to watch for 2021

Get Set for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2021

Why Meadow View are Re-fuelling sales  

Cultivation Street’s 9th year

How will the Lockdown Gap be filled? – GTN Bestsellers Analysis

GTN Bestsellers Top 100 Garden Products of 2020           

Last chance to see the Woodlodge Snowlodge 

HTA Column – Perfect Opportunity for Plant Sales

 

 

Read GTN's February 2021 Issue on-line here
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Empowering change for a brighter future

LOFA have teamed up with Planet Mark, a company that care about the planet and want to help businesses action and power change.  Their certification recognises continuous improvement, encourages action and helps build an empowered community of like-minded individuals to make a whole world of difference...

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All the latest news from the world of pet products

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PetQuip Awards set to reward outstanding achievements during pandemic

The prestigious PetQuip Awards will take on even greater importance in 2021 when it recognises outstanding achievements within the pet industry during the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Doggy day care facility opens at Dobbies

Industry-leading doggy day care provider, Bruce’s, has opened its newest centre at Dobbies Garden Centre, Woodcote Green,  in Surrey. This is the second Bruce’s doggy day care to launch at a garden centre location, demonstrating the success of this new concept for concessions...

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Poundbury Gardens to mark 15th birthday with 15 planting projects

Poundbury Gardens will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Monday (March 1) with founders Mike and Louise Burks announcing plans to undertake 15 community planting projects to mark the occasion. Set to benefit charities, schools and essential service providers within Dorchester and the surrounding area, these projects will take place throughout 2021...

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Bents introduces new virtual shopping service

Bents Garden & Home has launched a new virtual service to help make shopping for garden furniture a little easier during these changing times. The virtual personal shopping appointments have been created for those customers who are looking for a new piece of garden furniture but, due to current circumstances, would rather shop from the comfort of their own homes...

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Tong creates new role ahead of new Food Hall launch

Tong Garden Centre has appointed a new Food Hall Manager as it prepares to launch an extended offering with a new look and new artisan producers...

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Perrywood Tiptree helps communities to get growing

Perrywood aims to get more people growing in 2021. They will be supporting two charities and a community interest company who use gardening to help vulnerable groups, including refugees, the unemployed, adults with mental health issues and children...

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Altons BBQ World, Aylett Nurseries, Barton Grange, Baytree, Busy Bee, Groves, Pengelly, Pughs, The Old Railway Line and Squires Badshot Lea are the winners of GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards

 

The winners of GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards 2020 have been announced LIVE! on-line during Glee's Festive Focus Day today. 

 

And the winners are...  

Watch the LIVE announcement and see all the results here
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Christmas Future Trends at Glee's Festive Focus Day

 

Take a look at Christmas future with forecasters, Trend Bible as they dive into the emerging trends that will define Christmas 2021...

Watch the Christmas Trends session here
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