In This Issue
'All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players...
New launches from Pedigree Garden at Spring Fair
Fairways and Bents celebrate top GCA awards
Jayne Scott from Daleside Klondyke is the Rising Star
Smart Garden Products scoops another major award
Cowells and Bents picked up Ruxley Rose Awards
'Green Up Your Gaff' is a winner for Perrywood
Greenfingers fundraising at GCA Conference reaches more than £30,000
Peter Seabrook urges garden centres to back a national rose festival week
‘Fun and frolics’ event raises over £20,000 for Greenfingers
Biggest business challenge? Automation without annoying customers...
Bad weather knocks the gloss of promising start
10 reasons to visit Glee at Spring Fair
GTN's Greatest Christmas Team Winners to be announced during Glee@Spring Fair
Territory Sales Manager / Account Manager
Head Gardener
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Primula and Hyacinth boost plant sales
Record garden centre sales of gift cards over Christmas
Voting opens for Bents' charity of the year
Garden lights shine through wintry weather
Charity auction raises almost £30,000 to change the lives of trainees through the power of horticulture
Ivyline announce their 2017 Agent of the year!
Stuttgarter back on top of Bestsellers Veg-2-Gro chart
Gardeners prepare for seed sowing season
Want to boost your learning potential?
The best of last week's
Barton Grange, Bents, Webbs, Stewarts, Fron Goch, Stratford, Fairways, Gordale win awards at GCA conference
Paul Dye's funeral details announced
Looking for Christmas Ideas for 2018?
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
A taste of things to come: Casual Dining exhibitors preview their new innovations for 2018
Situations Vacant
Territory Sales Manager / Account Manager
Competitive basic salary + OTE, car, laptop and mobile
Read more»
Head Gardener
Salary: £25,935 pa
Read more»
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

Want to boost your learning potential?


That is just what a scholarship or bursary award from the David Colegrave Foundation can do for you; boost your learning potential, taking away at least some of your financial worries!


There is just a week left for you to apply (application closes for the 2018 awards midnight 31st January), so you still have time to make your claim on a share of around £12,000 that you can put towards supporting your studies in horticulture.


Full details can be found on the David Colegrave Foundation website, which also has the facility for a straight forward online application. Take a look at the range of scholarships available to you. If you need some help in deciding which is the most suitable to apply for, ask your tutor or contact the following Foundation Trustees – Stuart Lowen at, Neil Gow at  or Jeff Colegrave at


If you don’t want to apply on line, you can print off an application form, fill it in and post it to; The David Colegrave Foundation c/o The HTA, Horticulture House, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RN, or email it to


… but hurray, the deadline is looming!



Further information

Our scholarships support future horticulturists so that the UK’s ornamental horticultural industry can continue to grow. At £1,000 or more, one of our scholarships can really boost your opportunities.


Scholarship Season is open from September to January every year. We make the application process as straight forward as possible and invite you to tell us about your passion for plants and goals for the future. We advise candidates to highlight your talent, as evidenced by grades achieved, tutor assessments and work experience so far in your career.


Scholarships are open to all students completing horticulture related courses in the UK, and some also support those who are in the early days of their horticultural career. Student applicants must be attending, or enrolled to attend college, university or a similar educational establishment on a full or part time basis with a view to seeking permanent full time employment in commercial or production ornamental horticulture when finishing your course.


Working applicants should be employed in production ornamental horticulture in the UK. The tutor or employer of students shortlisted for a scholarship selection may be contacted by the foundation for a reference.

Over £52,000 worth of scholarships has been awarded in the past five years to students studying at 12 UK colleges.

For more information on scholarships visit

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Digg | Comment (0)

Email Address:*