In This Issue
Stewarts Christchurch and Squires Hersham pick up GCA awards in South Thames region
Three times a charm for GARDENA at the GIMA awards
Blue Diamond chief reveals dramatic July trading uplift at former Wyevales
Rising Stars 2019 - From Twenty to Ten for Conference
Increased footfall drives garden centre sales
Groves Nurseries to launch 'Mr Groves Violet Gin' distilled on site
Nursery hopes label service link-up will reduce single-use plastic in garden centres
Benary hosts Fleuroselect seed breeders convention
Haddonstone applauded for garden scheme support
Plantarium theme is: Think Small...and Green
Schoolgirl's winning design planted up at Teddington Lock
Kids win free passes to Bradford garden centre's new indoor play area
Groves says goodbye to Annette after 25 years
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Apta appoint new sales manager for East Anglia
Bugs and seed sowing shine light on sales
Growing activity continues to grow
Wildlife projects for school holidays
Christmas spuds make a showing
Colour and heat shines through in plant sales
Weather stimulates June online sales - but garden had poor second quarter overall
Public asked to help raise £4.8m towards completion of RHS garden at Salford
The best of last week's
Perrywood and Squires Shepperton triumph in GCA North Thames region
Tong and Cowell's take GCA awards in North East while Barton Grange and Fron Goch triumph in North West
Profit up 52.5% at Notcutts in year to February 2019
SOLEX exhibition fuels Summer optimism
Garden Centre Photo Tour - RHS Wisley New Plant Centre
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Stewarts Christchurch and Squires Hersham pick up GCA awards in South Thames region

 

Members of the Garden Centre Association in the South Thames region are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening at Haskins Garden Centre – Snowhill. The title of Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre  category went to Stewarts, Christchurch (above) and the Garden Centre category award went to Squires Garden Centre – Hersham (below).

 

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Three times a charm for GARDENA at the GIMA awards
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GARDENA celebrates triple success at the 2019 GIMA awards after being recognised for a total of three innovations. The incredibly tough GARDENA Texile hose Liano was a finalist in the Growing, Planting Equipment and Sundries category and SMART Sileno robotic mower was awarded finalist in the Garden Tools, Machinery and Implements category. But it was the GARDENA Metal Hose Trolley that stole the show, winning the Growing, Planting Equipment and Sundries award.

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Blue Diamond chief reveals dramatic July trading uplift at former Wyevales
 

 

 

Blue Diamond CE Alan Roper has revealed more details of the significant rises in footfall and cash profit at the eight outlets acquired from Wyevale Garden Centres during the past year...

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Rising Stars 2019 - From Twenty to Ten for Conference

The GCA Westland Rising Stars program for 2019 is nearing the stage where the ten winners who will present at GCA Conference in January will be chosen...

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Increased footfall drives garden centre sales

 

July overall garden centre sales are running ahead of the last three years, according to GTN Bestsellers All Product Sales Analysis. Plants are down on last year but growing activity is up and increased footfall is driving up non-gardening sales areas such as gifts and food...

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Groves Nurseries to launch 'Mr Groves Violet Gin' distilled on site

 

 

 

 

 

Bridport-based Groves Nurseries is to launch a hand-crafted gin distilled on site on the day and flavoured with violets grown at the nursery at its Summer Fair later this month...

 

 

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Nursery hopes label service link-up will reduce single-use plastic in garden centres

Wyevale Nurseries hopes its new tie-up with bespoke labelling specialist Joy of Plants will reduce the amount of single-use plastic in garden centres...

 

 

 

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Benary hosts Fleuroselect seed breeders convention

More than 100 delegates from 16 countries gathered at seed breeders Benary in Germany for the Fleuroselect annual member convention, where three 2020 Gold Medals were handed out...

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Haddonstone applauded for garden scheme support

Cast stone garden features maker Haddonstone has been commended for its ongoing commitment to and support for the National Garden Scheme.

 

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Plantarium theme is: Think Small...and Green

The entrance hall at next month’s Plantarium 2019 (21-23 August, Boskoop) will host a display based on compact living and recreation, combined with experiencing natural surroundings.

 

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Schoolgirl's winning design planted up at Teddington Lock

More than 80 local school children entered a competition run by Squire’s Garden Centres in conjunction with the Environment Agency to design a planting scheme for a flowerbed at Teddington Lock...

 

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Kids win free passes to Bradford garden centre's new indoor play area

Tong Garden Centre has announced the winners of a competition run with Bradford Stories to win free passes for its new indoor play area...

 

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Groves says goodbye to Annette after 25 years

 

Groves Nurseries has said goodbye to one of its longest serving members of staff – Annette Collins. Annette started working at Groves 25 years ago by helping Clive Groves set up their original café, The Citrus Grove. 

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