In This Issue
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Dobbies Edinburgh
More Garden Centre Photo Tours
Mill Race Garden Centre goes up for sale
Playwrite repeat amazing offer on Bubble Wands
New 5000 sq m Plant Centre opens at RHS Wisley
Raglan excited to be using CSY Retail Systems again
May Day Bank Holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland moves to Friday 8th May for 2020
Zest 4 Leisure gears up for SOLEX
May ends 5% above average, reports GTN Bestsellers
Team Hartman win again at GIMA Golf and Charity Day
A new premium quality textile hose from GARDENA
Sales of roses and poppies bloom
Highfield plans to boost its £2m-a-year restaurant to 500 covers
Retail Lab at Glee is your window on the future
High-value haul in Brighouse garden centre raid
Glendoick marks centenary with gold at Gardening Scotland
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Aylett Nurseries
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Groves of Bridport
Garden Centre Photo Tour - In-Excess Ringwood
Garden Centre Photo Tour - N1 Garden Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Notcutts Norwich Houseplants
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Perrywood Houseplants
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Plymouth Garden Centre
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Kings Garden & Leisure Sidmouth
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Squires Badshot Lea
Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Ashford
Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Barnstaple
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Stewarts Christchurch
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Whitehall Lacock
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Plenty of potential for garden product sales
Westland focus on houseplants at Gardeners' World Live
Great year so far for growing media
Sustainability is broad theme of Cultivating Retail conference
Springwatch peak for Wild Bird Care
Kids get stuck into Children's Gardening Week
Record breaking May for veg plant sales
RHS Hampton Court garden will honour the late Beth Chatto
Scotland's Rural College woos mature students with £1000 bursary
Two new clematis on Holland show's novelties list
Garden centre sales show strong growth in HTA research
Nursery staff to hike and cycle in aid of rural skills charity 
The best of last week's
Garden centre burglar helps himself to slice of cake and Fanta
The Chelsea effect may help monthly sales figures end on high
B&M aims for gardening and Christmas sales growth
Haskins celebrates 25 years at Ferndown
Garden Pride – Spring Success!
Garden Centre Tour - Mahoney Garden Centre, Boston, USA
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Forest Lodge
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Notcutts Norwich
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Baytree of Hilgay
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Blue Diamond Bicester Avenue
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Hillier Botley
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
Commercial Kitchen announces move to London for 2020
'Taste and vote' at Tong BBQ day will decide turkey stick's future
Meiko offers to solve dishwashing problems
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Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
 

Every week GTN receives and analyses epos data from a number of UK garden centres to produce the GTN Bestsellers charts...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Dobbies Edinburgh

Dobbies CEO Graeme Jenkins and Customer Director Louise Niven show GTN Xtra around their flagship Edinburgh centre...

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More Garden Centre Photo Tours

The GTN Xtra cameras have been busy over the past few weeks and in this issue we've uploaded fourteen new GTN Xtra Garden Centre Photo Tours from our visits to:

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Mill Race Garden Centre goes up for sale

15 years after Nick Seasby and his father Mick bought Mill Race Garden Centre at Aldham near Colchester they have decided to sell the business as a going concern...

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Playwrite repeat amazing offer on Bubble Wands
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In anticipation of a bumper summer with some fantastic weather, the Playwrite Group Plc are delighted to announce that they will be repeating their amazing offer on Bubble Wands.

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New 5000 sq m Plant Centre opens at RHS Wisley

A new, state-of-the-art Welcome building and Plant Centre at RHS Garden Wisley has been opened on June 10 by founding RHS Ambassador Alan Titchmarsh...

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Raglan excited to be using CSY Retail Systems again
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CSY Retail Systems are delighted to be working with Martin Davies and the Raglan Garden Centre team again, 10 years since we first implemented Vector there.

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May Day Bank Holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland moves to Friday 8th May for 2020

The early May bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day...

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Zest 4 Leisure gears up for SOLEX
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Zest 4 Leisure is gearing up to showcase its range of quality decorative timber garden products, furniture and BBQ shelters for 2020 at the upcoming SOLEX exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham...

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May ends 5% above average, reports GTN Bestsellers

 

After the record breaking, and season saving, bumper May for garden centre sales last year no-one expected May 2019 to top that. GTN Bestsellers Epos data analysis reveals the month ended 9.4% down on 2018 but 5% higher than the average for May between 2011 and 2019...

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Team Hartman win again at GIMA Golf and Charity Day

Team Hartman, led by Paul Facey, were victorious for the second year running at the 10th Anniversary GIMA Golf & Charity Day...

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A new premium quality textile hose from GARDENA
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Easy to use, practical and well-designed, the new GARDENA Textile Hose Liano boasts impressive watering performance and can be stored quickly and easily after use. This hose makes watering simpler and easier than ever before, and comes with an impressive 30-year warranty...

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Sales of roses and poppies bloom

 

Plant sales overall may have dipped at the end of May but the vibrant blooms of Roses and Poppies have driven increased sales of colourful additions to the garden for the summer...

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Highfield plans to boost its £2m-a-year restaurant to 500 covers

The next stage of development at Gloucestershire's Highfield Garden World is likely to include an increased capacity in the centre's £2m turnover restaurant to 500 covers...

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Retail Lab at Glee is your window on the future
On-trend display by supplier Key Essentials

 

The Retail Lab is a key focal point for Glee, showcasing the best of what the future holds. Combining interactive content with inspirational product displays and tangible business advice, the Retail Lab has cemented itself as a thriving hub of inspiration and knowledge at Glee. Here we catch up with Mark Smith, director of Key Essentials, one of this year’s Retail Lab sponsors, to find out about his plans for Glee 2019...

 

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High-value haul in Brighouse garden centre raid

Thieves got away with thousands of pounds worth of high-value plants and goods in an early-hours raid on Kershaw's Garden Centre at Brighouse last week...

 

 

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Glendoick marks centenary with gold at Gardening Scotland

 

 

 

 

Glendoick Gardens and Garden Centre celebrated its centenary year with a gold medal for its exhibit at Gardening Scotland of rhododendrons, azaleas and woodland gardening...

 

 

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All the latest news from the world of garden centre catering
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Commercial Kitchen announces move to London for 2020

 

Commercial Kitchen – the UK’s leading kitchen equipment, services and design show – bid farewell to Birmingham in style this week (4-5 June).  With final figures still to be announced, the 2019 show saw the best quality of buyers yet and 50% of exhibitors already rebooking for the much-anticipated 2020 show at ExCeL London...

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'Taste and vote' at Tong BBQ day will decide turkey stick's future

Visitors to Tong Garden Centre's Butchers BBQ Tasting Day will be invited to vote on whether a new turkey stick should join the  food hall's seasonal range...

 

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Meiko offers to solve dishwashing problems

Meiko’s acclaimed dishwashing equipment will be highlighted at the HTA’s 2019 Catering Conference at Horticulture House next month...

 

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Aylett Nurseries

The Greatest Awards winning houseplant team at Aylett Nurseries have always been passionate about houseplants, keeping a full houseplant “house” throughout the past 10 years...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Groves of Bridport

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - In-Excess Ringwood

In-Excess, who added four ex-Wyevale garden centres last Autumn are pulling up trees at their existing Ringwood site...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - N1 Garden Centre

N1 Garden Centre is often talked of as the place to watch for new trends in houseplants and a visit to the small centre, squeezed in between terraced houses on the edge of the Hoxton area of North London explains all...

 

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Notcutts Norwich Houseplants

Houseplants are on trend and sales are on the increase.  GTN Xtra has been on the trail of the garden centre houseplant sales phenomenum to unearth great sales ideas and trends that are driving younger customers into garden centres like never before...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Perrywood Houseplants

At Perrywood, houseplant sales are booming...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Plymouth Garden Centre

At Plymouth Garden Centre, the only one we've visited that has a drawbridge as part of the entrance structure, they make the most of every plant and pot sales opportunity...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Kings Garden & Leisure Sidmouth

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Squires Badshot Lea

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Ashford

St Johns Ashford leaves customers in no doubt that the centre has different owners...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - St Johns Barnstaple

St Johns original site in Barnstaple continues to grow...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Stewarts Christchurch

Stewarts Christchurch win the GTN Award for the most in-store trolley parks and the best use of trolley park space...

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Garden Centre Photo Tour - Whitehall Lacock

What a spectacular entrance to the furniture department at Whitehall Lacock, an idyllic spring garden setting created with backdrop and props.  It matches the cover of Whitehall’s Beautiful Gardens magazine too!

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