In This Issue
Great start to the New Year, reports GTN Bestsellers
Hayes Garden World announce sad passing of Elizabeth Hayes
£1.5million investment in Kelkay's expansion
Planners approve major project at Hillier's Newbury site
Strong pre-season orders for Neudorff says distributor DLF
Perrywood hands over £21k to its charities of the year
‘Orse racin’ returns to GCA conference in aid of Greenfingers
Brimsmore Gardens helps The Hub ‘green up’ for RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme
Survey highlights ‘lonely’ UK as RHS announces garden to encourage nation to make friends through plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Drive to Monte Carlo in an old banger to FUNdraise for Greenfingers
Inspiration for garden centres at IPM Essen
Squire's rewards staff who made a difference
Tulips in Amsterdam...200,000 of them.
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Former Wyevale operations director joins digital commerce firm
Make hay while the sun shines
New Year plant sales are supercharged
Early birds get 28% increase
Change at the top for Wild Bird Care
Johnsons demonstrates green credentials with new compostable plant labels
HTA urges Scottish MPs to vote against scrapping Uniform Business Rates
The best of last week's
Dobbies Christmas trading up by 44%
Bird food company fined £50k over accident that led to finger amputations
Best year on record for garden centre volume sales
New name for Bord na Mona retail in UK
Garden Centre Photo Tours
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Great start to the New Year, reports GTN Bestsellers

The wet winter weather doesn’t seem to have deterred people from making garden centre visits so far this January as the GTN Bestsellers All Products Sales Index reports volume sales are up by 13% on last year and up 21% on 2018. Regular customer visits to the food hall of garden centres seems to be driving volume sales. Gates in Leicestershire have an organic milk vending machine in their new farm shop (pictured) that is creating new regular traffic...

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Hayes Garden World announce sad passing of Elizabeth Hayes

Hayes Garden World has announced the sad passing of Mrs Elizabeth Ann Hayes, who died on Sunday 5th January 2020. Elizabeth, the devoted wife of the late Thomas Leith, was mother to Richard and the late Monica and much-loved grandmother of Martin and Megan.

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£1.5million investment in Kelkay's expansion
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One of the great benefits of AMES UK acquisition of Kelkay has been investment to drive business expansion.The site near Snaith, from where Kelkay's aggregate and paving operations are run, has been expanded by over 20% in preparation for the forecasted increase in garden centre business...

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Planners approve major project at Hillier's Newbury site

West Berkshire Council have approved plans for a major extension at Hillier’s Newbury garden centre...

 

 

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Strong pre-season orders for Neudorff says distributor DLF

 

DLF Seeds, the exclusive new distributor for Neudorff, is reporting strong pre-season orders for the German natural gardening pioneer’s product portfolio...

 

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Perrywood hands over £21k to its charities of the year

Tiptree-based Perrywood Garden Centre presented cheques for more than £21,000 raised in 2019 to its its chosen charities of the year last week...

 

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‘Orse racin’ returns to GCA conference in aid of Greenfingers

Garden centre and horticultural industry staff can now (January, 2020) sign up for a fundraising event being held at the Garden Centre Association’s annual conference (January 26 – 29). Teams will compete for the Greenfingers Challenge Cup during an afternoon of ‘orse racin’ on January 26 at The Mercure Bristol, Grand Hotel to raise money for Greenfingers, which creates gardens at children’s hospices...

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Brimsmore Gardens helps The Hub ‘green up’ for RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme

Brimsmore Gardens, part of The Gardens Group, have helped a local charity receive high praise from the RHS...

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Survey highlights ‘lonely’ UK as RHS announces garden to encourage nation to make friends through plants at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

A study commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has highlighted that more than half of adults consider themselves to be ‘lonely’ because they are too busy or shy to socialise with others. The news comes as the RHS is set to unveil a Garden for the 2020 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which will encourage the nation to make friends through gardening at a press conference today (Monday 20 January).

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Drive to Monte Carlo in an old banger to FUNdraise for Greenfingers

If you have a team of willing participants and a weekend spare, then the Bust Rallies’ Monte Carlo or Bust banger rally could be the perfect adventure. Even better, the Greenfingers charity has been granted 10 places for this fabulous event, meaning even more FUNdraising opportunities for the UK’s leading children’s hospice garden charity...

 

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Inspiration for garden centres at IPM Essen

Garden centres will find plenty of inspiration at this year's IPM ESSEN (28 to 31 January 2020), including innovative and practical sales concepts and new presentation ideas...

 

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Squire's rewards staff who made a difference

Squire’s Garden Centres has rewarded some of its employees for making a difference to the business...

 

Pictured: all the 'Made a Difference' winners were treated to a special lunch served by management at Badshot Lea.

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Tulips in Amsterdam...200,000 of them.

Dutch tulip growers created a gigantic pick-your-own garden containing 200,000 flowers in Amsterdam's Dam Square for National Tulip Day on Saturday...

 

 

 

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