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Pot feet, garden lights and hose connectors grow Easter sales
Garden product sales increased by 18% week on week at the start of the Easter fortnight, once again performing behind growing media and plant sales...
Frankie is Hambrooks Gardening Hero
National Garden Gift Vouchers has named Frankie Banting from landscaper Hambrooks as a Gardening Hero for forging partnerships with local charities...
Bedding Geraniums double to go to No 1
Pelargonium (including bedding geraniums) sales doubled last week to take them to the No 1 most popular plant of the first Easter week in 2019...
New head of retail at RHS Wisley
Thomas Broom-Hughes, former head of horticulture at Petersham Nurseries, has been named as the new head of retail at RHS Garden Wisley...
Veg growers making up for last year
Gardeners are making up for last year with huge sales of young veg plants. Sales so far this year are up by over 50%...
Late Easter spells subdued growth for online retail in March
With no repeat of last year’s Beast from the East snowstorms and a later Easter pushing back holiday spend, the online retail industry recorded growth of just +5% Year-on-Year (YoY) in March against a tough comparator last year, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index...
Easter growing media sales see double
First Easter week growing media sales volumes were the highest since 2015 this year and more than double the sales achieved during the first week of Easter last year...
Sally takes over Neudorff office admin
Garden care brand Neudorff has expanded its UK head office team with the appointment of an office administrator.
Warm Easter for Wild Bird Care
With the record warm Easter weather it’s no surprise that Wild Bird Care sales dropped off week on week. Westland Peckish Natural Balance was the highest chart climber in the GTN Bestsellers chart...
The best of last week's
If you missed last week's GTN Xtra, below are the most-read stories...
Easter records broken at garden centres across the country
Easter feedback from: Alton's, Aylett Nurseries, Baytree, Bents, Blue Diamond, Bosworths, British Garden Centres, Dobbies, Fron Goch, Green Pastures, Haskins, Hayes Garden World, Hilliers, Hillview, Klondyke, Millbrook, Monkton Elm, Newbank, Notcutts, Perrywood, Planters, Squires, Stewarts, Torwood and Wyevale Garden Centres...
Read updated Easter garden centre feedback
Sales up 72% YOY at Primeur following GIMA and Glee award wins
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With ranges successfully launched in Blue Diamond, British Garden Centres, Notcutts and many other independent centres, Primeur are seeing massive year-on-year sales growth with their Recycled Rubber Garden Borders and Stepping Stones...
Matthew three-wheels around Bents
When the Managing Director of Bents decided he wanted to do something a little bit different to continue the celebrations for the Centre’s success at this year’s Garden Centre Association awards, no-one expected him to suggest a rickshaw to help him reach as many colleagues as possible. But when tackled with such a challenge, Bents’ in house team of joiners never disappoint!
Wyevale Garden Centres announces changes to Loyalty Scheme
Wyevale Garden Centres has announced changes to its Garden Club loyalty scheme which will see the collection of loyalty points replaced with an instant discount every time members shop. The changes, which have been introduced in time for the Easter bank holiday break, will give customers an instant reward through a 5% discount at the till...
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Blue Diamond Bicester Avenue
Alan Roper welcomed staff and suppliers to an evening event on Monday 15th April 2019 at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment from a Wyevale Garden Centre that they bought last summer to a Blue Diamond Centre that is ready and raring for Easter 2019...
See GTN Xtras photo gallery from the event
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Baytree of Hilgay
Having completed the purchase of their second garden centre at Hilgay on the A10 near Downham Market the Baytree family team held their Grand Opening Event this weekend...
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Hillier Botley
What would you expect from a Hillier centre? Authoritative ranges of products and plants, crisp merchandising, and expert staff. That’s exactly the delivery at Botley...
See our photo tour here
Garden Centre Photo Tour - Forest Lodge
In garden furniture Forest Lodge report good early sales, particularly the small corner weave sets and the metal framed lower couch style furniture from Life “it’s appealing to the younger audience looking for some style on their patio...”
See our photo tour here