In This Issue
Best Easter fortnight since 2012 - GTN Bestsellers exclusive analysis
Large Fire at Longacres Shepperton - UPDATED
Iglu 360 is the perfect outdoor dining experience for garden centres
Partnership blooms as 'Caulders at Scotmid' springs up
Easter sales records, reports GTN Bestsellers
Dobbies announces ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ awards
Industry help gets horti education unit back up and running
If plants are in stock they are selling
RHS and BBC launch ‘grow and show’ competition
Deco-Pak marathon Mar-CHING for Garden Re-Leaf Day
New rules allowing socialising in gardens deliver strong boost to garden centre sales
Squire’s financial results encouraging despite challenges
Nicholas Marshall returns... again
Jumping for joy as Cardwell Garden Centre re-opens
Gardening voted as one of the most popular pastimes
Bents announces fundraising total and welcomes new charity
Lawns and gardening promote better mental health
Desch Plantpak presents: Colour Your Story, autumn/winter
Inside Outside... A New Beginning for the garden market - Read GTN's March Issue on-line now
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Planters announce closure for Duke of Edinburgh's funeral
Gaps on shelves as sales stay high
Zoo proposal for former garden centre rejected
50% more veg being grown
One million take part in record-breaking RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
Growing Media up by 109%
Watch Your Back! returns with new scheme designed to keep everyone in horticulture sun protected.
Buckingham Palace Garden to open to visitors
RHS and Ulster Weavers announce new kitchen textiles range
Wildflowers for The Queen - a celebration of wildflower meadows
The best of last week's
Easter thank you to growers, manufacturers & distributors from British Garden Centres
Derek Bunker adds his thanks to suppliers for "their efforts throughout this amazing period in garden centre history"
East Yorkshire garden centre sells for £1.5m
Garden Centres re-open in Scotland... and it snows!
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
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
Vital to launch educational Pet Club
Dog theft increases by 19% during lockdown
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Best Easter fortnight since 2012 - GTN Bestsellers exclusive analysis

The 2021 Easter fortnight was the biggest in terms of volume sales since Easter 2011 and up by 16% on Easter 2019...

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Large Fire at Longacres Shepperton - UPDATED

Longacres have issued the following statement following the fire yesterday at their Shepperton Garden Centre...

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Iglu 360 is the perfect outdoor dining experience for garden centres
GTN Xtra Promotion

More popular than ever, the Iglu360 is the must have for the latest contemporary look to upgrade your garden centre restaurant...

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Partnership blooms as 'Caulders at Scotmid' springs up

Scotmid Co-operative and Caulders Garden Centres have partnered to launch a pop-up, “Caulders at Scotmid” at the convenience retailer’s Uddingston store, to provide the area with a range of gardening supplies until the end of June...

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Easter sales records, reports GTN Bestsellers

GTN Bestsellers analysis from last week shows that for the first Easter week of 2021 total volume sales dropped by 1.4% week on week but as centres were only open for six days rather than seven that equates to being about 12% up like for like...

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Dobbies announces ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ awards

Dobbies has announced the launch of its first-ever ‘Not Your Average Gardener’ awards to find the UK’s best and most dedicated gardeners...

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Industry help gets horti education unit back up and running

Following the shout out for help through our pages after the break in at the horticultural unit at Pershore High School, our great industry, even at such a busy time of year and so up against it with all the supply difficulties this season is bringing, have pulled out all the stops and helped get the horticultural unit up and running again in the last couple of weeks...

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If plants are in stock they are selling

Plant sales last week continued at record high levels for the time of year, even exceeding normal levels expected for the May Bank Holiday week...

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RHS and BBC launch ‘grow and show’ competition
 

The Royal Horticultural Society and BBC One’s The One Show are joining forces again to launch My Chelsea Garden, a competition encouraging amateur gardeners across the nation to share images of their green spaces and growing efforts in search of the very best. ..

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Deco-Pak marathon Mar-CHING for Garden Re-Leaf Day

March has seen lots of suppliers go that extra mile for Garden Re-Leaf Day but one, Deco-Pak, has quietly being making March a marathon month for this annual FUNdraising event – together tackling over 700miles and elevations which would have taken them to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond...

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New rules allowing socialising in gardens deliver strong boost to garden centre sales

The Horticultural Trades Association’s Market Update report for April shows that nationally garden centre sales were up 97% in March compared with March 2020 when there were nine days fewer trading time due to the closure of garden centres during the first lockdown...

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Squire’s financial results encouraging despite challenges

Squire’s Garden Centres has reported a drop of 42% in underlying profits to £2.2m but said it was a “very good result” given the events of 2020.

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Nicholas Marshall returns... again

Nicholas Marshall is making a return to Garden Centre retailing at Lavershot Barns, Windlesham, Surrey...

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All the latest news from the world of pet products

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Vital to launch educational Pet Club

Vital Pet Group is launching Vital Pet Club this month. The aim of the club is to become a destination for pet lovers, providing education about care and key brands available in the specialist sector...

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Dog theft increases by 19% during lockdown

New research from Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals that reports of dog theft increased by a fifth in 2020. Last year, an estimated 2,438 dogs were reported as stolen to police forces in the UK, a 19% rise on 2019 numbers (2,026)

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Jumping for joy as Cardwell Garden Centre re-opens

Louise Harris jumps for joy after visiting Cardwell Garden Centre when it re-opened after lockdown on Monday (April 5). The 38-year-old keen gardener, from Inverkip was one of the first customers at the garden centre, near Gourock when Cardwell welcomed visitors for the first time this year.

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Gardening voted as one of the most popular pastimes
New research by Hozelock

More than eight in 10 adults have taken up a new hobby during lockdown to boost their mental or physical health, with walking, reading, exercising and gardening the most popular pastimes....

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Bents announces fundraising total and welcomes new charity

Before Bents Garden & Home can fully welcome Solving Kids Cancer as its 2021 charity of the year, it must say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped raise £16,477 for Once Upon a Smile; the charity it has supported for the past two years, during what has been one of the most challenging times for everyone...

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Lawns and gardening promote better mental health
 

Many people find enjoyment relaxing in their own green space or getting their hands dirty transforming their garden, and these activities are great for positively impacting health...

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Desch Plantpak presents: Colour Your Story, autumn/winter

Desch Plantpak presents the latest edition of Colour Your Story. The number one colourful inspiration magazine where you can find, among other things, the latest trends, innovations, developments in the field of sustainability, and an interview with Dr Joachim Christiani, Managing Director of Cyclos HTP...

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Inside Outside... A New Beginning for the garden market - Read GTN's March Issue on-line now

Inside Outside... a New Beginning. How the 5th room is changing the garden centre retailing market in the March 2021 issue of GTN.  Read on-line here.

  • Next Generation to lead the way at GCA, interview with Tammy Woodhouse and Will Blake.
  • Inside Outside… A New Beginning for the garden market.
  • Empowering Change for a brighter future, LOFA team up with Planet Mark.
  • HTA Column, Tales of the unexpected.
  • GIMA Column, Somewhere over the rainbow, a ‘New Normal’ exists.

 

Read GTN's March 2021 Issue on-line here
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