In This Issue
Who are the buying teams of 2019?
New app helps you organise National Plant Show visit
Taupe pots campaign switches focus to kerbside challenge
Mill Race Garden Centre goes up for sale
New 5000 sq m Plant Centre opens at RHS Wisley
Kiln-dried wood gives new CJ feeders and shelters a 20-year life
Clematis wins novelty award at Dutch trade show
Rain, rain go away, we’ve got plants and pots to sell
100 new plants at BBC Gardeners World Live!
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Aylett Nurseries
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Dobbies Edinburgh
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
Garden cheer despite the wind and rain
Perennial can step in to relieve summer holiday stress
Runner beans climb to No 1 in Bestsellers Veg-2-Gro chart
Novel bio-ethanol barbecue fuel unveiled at BBC show
Growing Media continues its long term increase
Springwatch levels Wild Bird Care sales
Roses rise in popularity
The best of last week's
Team Hartman win again at GIMA Golf and Charity Day
May ends 5% above average, reports GTN Bestsellers
High-value haul in Brighouse garden centre raid
May Day Bank Holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland moves to Friday 8th May for 2020
Raglan excited to be using CSY Retail Systems again
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Who are the buying teams of 2019?
Nominate the buyers you think should win in the Glee Buyers Power List for 2019

Who do you think are the best buyers of 2019?

 

The search is on for the Glee Buyers Power List and the journey starts with your nominations...

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New app helps you organise National Plant Show visit

Visitors to this week's HTA National Plant Show can download a free app...

 

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Taupe pots campaign switches focus to kerbside challenge

 

 

 

The industry has made substantial progress made towards the adoption of kerbside recyclable non-black plant pots, a meeting of the Nursery Working Group has heard...

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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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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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Kiln-dried wood gives new CJ feeders and shelters a 20-year life

 

 

 

CJ Wildlife has added products in long life kiln-dried wood to its range of bird feeders and wildlife shelters...

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Clematis wins novelty award at Dutch trade show
 

 

 

 

A striking double clematis was voted Best Novelty at Garden Trials and Trade 2019 in the Netherlands last week...

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Rain, rain go away, we’ve got plants and pots to sell

 

The start of June 2019 has been completely the opposite of 2018, wet and windy this year, glorious sunshine last year. And sales have been affected just as when we have snowfall in March. It just goes to show that whatever else is affecting garden centre business the weather is still our over-riding deciding factor...

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100 new plants at BBC Gardeners World Live!

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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 - Dobbies Edinburgh

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

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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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