In This Issue
Exeter garden centre stays open but cannot sell plants - Cherry Lane close all centres
Horticultural Sector Worth £1.4 Billion Could Be Wiped Out By Coronavirus Shut Down In Just Weeks
Calling all businesses in garden retailing to sign HTA/RHS/NFU petition
Orangutan Books specialise in extremely high-quality bespoke gift books for your Christmas event
For sale - A long Established Garden Centre Business
Stay safe and well
40th Annual GIMA Awards Cancelled
National Plant Show Cancelled
Perennial prepares for increase in demand as Coronavirus (COVID-19) hits UK horticulture workers and businesses
How the humble houseplant became the garden industry’s fastest growth category
Glee at home
GTN Bestsellers Garden Re-Leaf Subscription Offer
WIldlife world
The HTA announces a subscription payment holiday for all members
Keukenhof will not open in 2020
How Primeur’s charity partnerships are making a difference
Huge surge in seed sales
Evergreen Garden Care, helping hands to combat coronavirus
Get your own copy of GTN Xtra
Record week for Growing Media sales
Growing peaks before the fall
Plant sales almost double before lockdown
Wild Bird Care benefits from pre-lockdown boom
Dig for Victory sends Veg sales soaring
Christmas Grotto Gift Books
The best of last week's
Garden Centres close their doors "We want to be part of stopping the spread of Coronavirus"
Dobbies remain open and social media gets heated
Pop up Veg shops - Garden Centres help ease pressure on buying fresh food
Dobbies close their centres this morning
David Domoney gives garden centre delivery services a lift on national radio
Garden Centre Photo Tours
Haskins Snowhill re-opens after £15m re-vamp
Bestsellers Top 50 charts every week
Buy your subscription to GTN Bestsellers
Casual Dining & Commercial Kitchen cancelled until 2021
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Exeter garden centre stays open but cannot sell plants - Cherry Lane close all centres

After trading through the first week of the emergency lockdown Cherry Lane Garden Centres have now closed.  Plants Galore in Exeter, after being served with a prohibition notice, have been allowed to carry on selling hardware and pet products but not plants...

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Horticultural Sector Worth £1.4 Billion Could Be Wiped Out By Coronavirus Shut Down In Just Weeks

The ornamental horticultural industry is facing a crisis point which will severely impact the availability of British grown seasonal plants and flowers.


Due to the plunge in demand following the UK shut down, the value of lost plant sales in the UK will be £687 million by the end of June and if it continues £1.2 billion by the end of December.


The perishability and seasonality of plants means that the sector potentially faces total stock write off unlike that of any other industry...

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Calling all businesses in garden retailing to sign HTA/RHS/NFU petition

As growers experience huge issues the HTA have created a lobbying alliance for horticulture with the NFU and RHS...

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Orangutan Books specialise in extremely high-quality bespoke gift books for your Christmas event
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If you are looking for that special gift for your Grotto, Orangutan Books (formally Hometown World) are the only publisher in the UK that specialise in producing extremely high-quality bespoke gift books for your Christmas event...

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For sale - A long Established Garden Centre Business

Available for sale due to retirement...

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Stay safe and well

On Monday 23rd March, garden centres across the country took decisions to be part of the solution for the COVID-19 Emergency and closed their doors.  That means this is the last week we can produce the GTN Bestsellers Newsletter and Top 50 Charts for a while...

 

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40th Annual GIMA Awards Cancelled

Last Friday GIMA have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s GIMA Awards...

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National Plant Show Cancelled
 

Following the Prime Ministers announcement of 23 March, the HTA has taken the difficult decision to cancel the National Plant Show 2020...

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Perennial prepares for increase in demand as Coronavirus (COVID-19) hits UK horticulture workers and businesses

Perennial is the safety net for people in the horticulture industry and is here to help anyone working in, or retired from any job involving trees, plants, flowers or grass...

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How the humble houseplant became the garden industry’s fastest growth category

It’s official: - 2019 was the year of the houseplant...

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Glee at home

Bringing people together is at the heart of what Glee does...

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Casual Dining & Commercial Kitchen cancelled until 2021

This year’s Casual Dining and Commercial Kitchen events, due to take place at ExCeL London in July, have been cancelled. Casual Dining will now run on 10-11 March 2021, with the dates for Commercial Kitchen to be announced...

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GTN Bestsellers Garden Re-Leaf Subscription Offer
 

As we approach trading times that are uncertain now is a good time to access information that could help with managing sales and expectations during what could be a slow Spring.

 

Over the coming weeks we’ll be keeping GTN Bestsellers subscribers as informed as possible about what sold when during March, April and May of 2018 and 2013, when we also had slow starts to the season.

 

Take out a subscription this week and we'll donate money to Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Day too...

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WIldlife world

Wildlife World wanted to let you know what actions they’ve put in place to reduce the impact of the virus on our business, and how they can help you!

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The HTA announces a subscription payment holiday for all members
 

Recognising the difficult period for garden industry businesses through this unprecedented time the HTA has announced a 3-month subscription payment holiday for all members...

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Keukenhof will not open in 2020

Keukenhof will not open in 2020, however an enormous flower art installation in the shape of a pair of lungs, kicks off #flowers4oxygen campaign...

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How Primeur’s charity partnerships are making a difference

In the current climate, we are always looking for a good news story to lift our spirits and what is better than giving back to charity and community? One company that is doing just that is Primeur...

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Huge surge in seed sales
 

Now that the stricter restrictions are in place, the rate of sale at Mr Fothergills has increased and they have also seen similar sales in their Australian operation with Bunnings even introducing seed packet rationing...

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Evergreen Garden Care, helping hands to combat coronavirus

The team at Evergreen are adapting and responding on a daily basis to help and support our retail partners navigate through this extraordinary time...

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