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Barton Grange and Fron Goch win top GCA Awards
GCA Conference raises £12,000 for Greenfingers
Your'e on the brink of a huge revolution Sir Tim Smit tells GCA delegates
Pictures from GCA Conference themed-party night
Garden centres receive top awards at GCA conference
AMES has ambitious targets in 2020
Klondyke Group acquire Garden Wise Plant and Garden Centre, Dumfries
GCA appoints two new members to team of inspectors
Great start to January sales in garden centres
Mike Burks to take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21
Rising Stars prepare for finale at GCA Conference
Westland puts £500k behind Peckish radio and press ads
Tributes to John Ashley as Sue Allen takes over Greenfingers Charity chair
HTA pushes councils to pick up plant pots at kerbside
David Domoney named as Evergreen Garden Care brand ambassador
Hillier unveils plans for 'greatest ever' Chelsea exhibit
New ERP system boosts efficiency and planning at Wyevale Nurseries
Festive shoppers raise funds…to the tune of £2500
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Laurence Flatman dies
Snowdrop Festival gets under way in Scotland
Greening urban areas is priority for more Britain in Bloom entrants
Just days to go to beat scholarship funding deadline...
The best of last week's
Hayes Garden World announce sad passing of Elizabeth Hayes
Caulders buys Loch Lomond Homes & Gardens
Great start to the New Year, reports GTN Bestsellers
£1.5million investment in Kelkay's expansion
Planners approve major project at Hillier's Newbury site
Drive to Monte Carlo in an old banger to FUNdraise for Greenfingers
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Barton Grange and Fron Goch win top GCA Awards

Barton Grange regained the GCA Destination Garden Centre of the Year award and Fron Goch took the accolade for GCA Garden Centre of the Year at the GCA Annual Conference in Bristol tonight...

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GCA Conference raises £12,000 for Greenfingers
 

 

This years GCA Greenfingers challenge raised a massive £12,000 for the Greenfingers Charity...

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Your'e on the brink of a huge revolution Sir Tim Smit tells GCA delegates

Sir Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project in Cornwall, has urged garden centres to see the environment crisis as a massive opportunity to make a difference to people's lives. "You should see yourselves as being at the pointy end of a new revolution," he told the GCA Conference in Bristol today (Tuesday)...

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Pictures from GCA Conference themed-party night

A special themed party night at the Garden Centre Association conference saw delegates dressed in all types of fancy dress. The winners of the Best Fancy Dress Award were King Canute & The Jellyfish (pictured above).

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Garden centres receive top awards at GCA conference

Garden centre staff across the country are celebrating after receiving awards at the Garden Centre Association’s annual conference in Bristol yesterday (Monday). They included Ruxley Rose winners Cowells Garden Centre (GC) above and Perrywood Tiptree (DGC) below.

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AMES has ambitious targets in 2020
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The most recent addition to the AMES UK Director team is Matt Wilson who joined the business in September. Matt is responsible for Finance and HR and comes with a wealth of relevant experience in privately owned business and large corporations...

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Klondyke Group acquire Garden Wise Plant and Garden Centre, Dumfries

The Klondyke Group Limited have just announced the acquisition of Garden Wise Plant and Garden Centre in Dumfries from Alistair and Gillian Bertram who will retire...

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GCA appoints two new members to team of inspectors

The Garden Centre Association has announced Phil McCann and Mark Taylor will be joining its team of inspectors. The pair will be responsible for inspecting member garden centres in South Thames with Phil inspecting those in the Garden Centre category and Mark checking members in the Destination Garden Centre category.

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Great start to January sales in garden centres

Three weeks into 2020 and so far every week has been up on the previous 3 years for volume sales according to the GTN Bestsellers EPOS data analysis...

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Mike Burks to take over as GCA Chairman for 2020/21
 

Mike Burks will take over as Garden Centre Association (GCA) Chairman for 2020/21 at the start of the organisation’s annual conference tomorrow, January 27, 2020...

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Rising Stars prepare for finale at GCA Conference

 

The ten finalists from the Westland GCA Rising Stars programme 2019 are making presentations at the GCA Conference tomorrow...

 

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Westland puts £500k behind Peckish radio and press ads

 

Westland has announced a £500,000 radio advertising and press campaign for its Peckish wild bird care brand.

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Tributes to John Ashley as Sue Allen takes over Greenfingers Charity chair

Sue Allen was confirmed as chairman of the Greenfingers Charity at its last week, when a new-look board was also introduced. Tributes were paid to outgoing chairman John Ashley...

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HTA pushes councils to pick up plant pots at kerbside

As part of the next phase of the industry-driven recyclable plant pot campaign, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is to urge local authorities to collect recyclable plant pots in their kerbside collections...

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David Domoney named as Evergreen Garden Care brand ambassador

Gardening broadcaster  David Domoney has been appointed brand ambassador for Evergreen Garden Care...

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Hillier unveils plans for 'greatest ever' Chelsea exhibit

Hillier is to return to the central Monument site in the Grand Pavilion at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show as it attempts to win a 75th consecutive Gold Medal with its “greatest ever” exhibit...

 

 

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New ERP system boosts efficiency and planning at Wyevale Nurseries

Wyevale Nurseries has installed a new bespoke enterprise resource planning system fine-tuned to the needs of horticulture...

 

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Festive shoppers raise funds…to the tune of £2500

Festive shoppers at a Tong Garden Centre near Bradford raised almost £2,500 for two local Salvation Army groups as they were entertained by brass bands in the run up to Christmas...

 

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