In This Issue
Garden retail goes crazy for Garden Re-Leaf Day
Will you be on start line this Garden Re-Leaf Day?
BGC Bridgnorth - ready for the season - GTN Xtra photo tour
Yorkshire garden centre group appoints from within for Centre Manager role
For Sale! Preston Garden Centre comes to market
Gardening brand Mulch. has a new owner
Clock ticking on future of plant imports warns HTA
Westland launches Boost All Purpose Compost
GIMA Day Conference 2024: market insights, e-commerce, sustainability and the journey to net zero
Work smarter for successful plant sales
Alan Titchmarsh launches new gardening series on ITV1
Henry Bell secures new sole supplier contract
Merger takes place between ARU and Writtle
Future proof sales with exclusive new retail prize draw from Webb and GreenThumb
British Garden Centres sponsors BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre for the third consecutive year
Garden centre group shortlisted for national awards
Ecoveritas launches revolutionary platform to help with EPR reporting
Let the sales flow with the new Easy Fountain Home Delivery merchandiser
GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards Bumper Issue - read on-line here
Get your copy of GTN Xtra
Westland sponsors Chester Rugby Club
Autumn Fair launches 'from the show floor to your shop window' campaign
New Awards of Garden Merit and People's Choice elected during Fleuroselect Salvia Trial
Mr Fothergill’s competition supports BBC Children in Need
The best of last week's
Yorkshire Garden Centres makes it 6 with two additional sites in North Yorkshire
Green shoots to start the year, but garden industry cautious with recession confirmed
Award winners celebrated at Garden Press Event
Blue Diamond is growing a rosy future
Greenfingers appoints Neil Sewell as Operations Director
Kings Seeds – the people that know about seeds
A fresh new look for SOLEX 2024
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Garden retail goes crazy for Garden Re-Leaf Day

Friday, 15th March is Garden Re-Leaf Day and supporters from across the garden retail sector are busy making preparations for the big day...

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Will you be on start line this Garden Re-Leaf Day?

With this year’s Garden Re-Leaf Day fast approaching – 15th March – Greenfingers is issuing a rallying call to encourage even more people to sign-up to the annual Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge...

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BGC Bridgnorth - ready for the season - GTN Xtra photo tour

The GTN team called in at BGC Bridgnorth last week where they were holding another of their days for team members across the group. This week was plants and landscaping...

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Yorkshire garden centre group appoints from within for Centre Manager role

A Bradford headquartered garden centre group has promoted from within to fill the Centre Manager role at one of its six sites. Dave Denton from Cleckheaton has been promoted to centre manager at the long established Bingley Garden Centre at Harden...

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For Sale! Preston Garden Centre comes to market

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to market Preston Garden Centre & Coppers Bistro in Preston, Canterbury, with a guide price of £1.45 million...

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Gardening brand Mulch. has a new owner
 

Doncaster-based wholesaler Centurion Europe has acquired Mulch., the supplier of gardening tools and gloves...

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Clock ticking on future of plant imports warns HTA

The Horticultural Trades Association has given a stark warning to the government that their border import policy, which is about to come into effect, risks the future of plant trade in the UK...

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Westland launches Boost All Purpose Compost
 

Westland Horticulture has launches a new peat free compost, Boost All Purpose Compost, specifically crafted to be the perfect partner to its Boost All Purpose Liquid Plant Feed...

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GIMA Day Conference 2024: market insights, e-commerce, sustainability and the journey to net zero

GIMA has confirmed details of its Day Conference which will focus on those topics that are currently shaping change within the garden retail sector. Taking place on 14th March at Horticulture House, Chilton, the day will split by two key themes – Market & Retail Outlook, and Sustainability and Your Journey to Net Zero. 

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Work smarter for successful plant sales

The key to successful plant sales is to work smarter and work better, said Boyd Douglas-Davis at The Future of Plant Retailing event held this week...

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Alan Titchmarsh launches new gardening series on ITV1

Alan Titchmarsh will be launching a new gardening programme on ITV1 on Monday. The first episode of 10, lasting an hour, will be screened at 2pm...

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A fresh new look for SOLEX 2024
Register today at solexexhibition.com

SOLEX has redesigned its website to embody the vibrant and summery atmosphere of the event. The user-friendly layout ensures a seamless browsing experience, providing easy access to all the information you need to know...

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Henry Bell secures new sole supplier contract

Leading pet and wild bird food producer Henry Bell & Co has secured an ongoing sole supplier contract with the EAF Group. The arrangement will see an extensive range of Henry Bell Wild Bird Care feeds and accessories on sale throughout the organisation’s three stores – Animall Crown Corner in Brentwood, Animall Hertford and Animall Littlebury outside Saffron Walden...

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Merger takes place between ARU and Writtle
ARU will invest £10m to improve Writtle campus near Chelmsford
 

The merger between Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) and Writtle University College – a landmark event in UK Higher Education – has formally taken place...

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Future proof sales with exclusive new retail prize draw from Webb and GreenThumb

British garden manufacturer Handy is excited to announce it has joined forces with lawn experts GreenThumb to help enhance the retail experience and drive sales with its latest Webb customer prize draw...

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British Garden Centres sponsors BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre for the third consecutive year

British Garden Centres is returning to the prestigious BBC Gardeners’ World Live for the third consecutive year. The highly anticipated event, hosted at the Birmingham NEC from June 13th to 16th, promises a blooming celebration of horticultural wonders, innovative garden designs, and expert advice...

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Garden centre group shortlisted for national awards

The team at a Bradford-headquartered garden centre group is celebrating after being shortlisted for two national HR awards.

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Ecoveritas launches revolutionary platform to help with EPR reporting

Environmental compliance data experts Ecoveritas has launched its game-changing SaaS platform, my.ecoveritas, which promises to transform Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) compliance for horticulture businesses...

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Let the sales flow with the new Easy Fountain Home Delivery merchandiser

Modern, traditional, natural, or distinctive, whatever your shoppers want from a water feature, you can now offer them the complete choice thanks to the new Home Delivery service launched exclusively for the AMES Companies Easy Fountain brand...

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GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards Bumper Issue - read on-line here

GTN February 2024 - GTN's Greatest Christmas Awards Bumper Issue

  • The Greatest Christmas Awards presentations at Spring Fair
  • GCA Conference Award winners
  • Primeur: the home of doormats
  • Environmental perceptions of garden centres
  • Westlands New Horizon Community Fund
  • Busy Bee tops the customer vote for Christmas greatness
  • 23 pages of judges photos and comments from The Greatest Christmas Awards start here: Barton Grange, Cooks, BGC Harrogate, Pugh’s, Gates, Haskins Snowhill, Woodlands, Kent, Squires Badshot Lea, Polhill, Old Railway Line, Klondyke High Legh, Poundbury, Birkacre, Alton, Blue Diamond Newbridge, Garsons Esher, Brimsmore, Glendoick, Chessington, Wentworth, Klondyke Astbury Meadow, Cambridge Home & Garden, Bents, BGC Studley, Coolings, Newquay, The Grange, Garsons Titchfield, Keydell, Perrywood Tiptree, BGC, Dobbies, Gouldings Santa Experience, Dobbies Edinburgh and Tewkesbury, Mackenzie & Cruickshank, Munros, Pengelly, Planters Tamworth
  • Thank you to our Sponsors
  • Flashes of Christmas Inspiration
  • Harrogate Show Ideas for Christmas 2024
  • Planting Manifesto Ideas – HTA Column
  • Supply Chain Challenges – GIMA Column
Read the issue on-line here
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