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Tong gets go-ahead to build £14m garden centre
Work on new centre set to start in mid-July
Has Summer come at last?
Shed prices set to soar
Private equity group acquires leading garden product firm
Lockdown Startup BOOTPAC celebrates first sales
HTA Virtual New Plant Awards – back for its second year
Bumper first half in sight for plants
Garden centre team's cycle challenge raises over £6,500
Sunflowers bring cheer and cash to local charities
Dobbies announces second Northern Ireland store
Introducing Pelargonium for Europe – helping to increase sales and educate consumers
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Man arrested after burglary at garden centre
Core gardening feeds sales increases
Dramatic increases in gardening activity
Will Springwatch boost sales?
New chairman of Nursery Trade Fair Foundation
How cities benefit from taking an extra-dimensional approach to city greening
Award-winning designer seeks gold medal hat-trick
The best of last week's
BGC's Harrogate centre opens - Exclusive photo tour
Plantable children’s book wins Dragons’ Den offer
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Klass opens in Bourne Valley Garden Centre
Barton Grange Christmas 2020 - Exclusive GTN Xtra Photo Tour
Squires Badshot Lea - Christmas 2020
Perrywood at Christmas 2020 - with correct photo gallery now...
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Major companies exhibiting at AQUA 2021 in October
New dog hydration product launches
PetQuip supports and promotes the British exhibitor group at ‘in person’ Zoomark International show
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Has Summer come at last?
GTN Bestsellers - week 21


In what we hope was the last week of not very good spring/summer weather, garden centre sales dipped again and were, as expected, considerably lower than the same week last year when there was massive demand in the first full week after Lockdown #1.


Overall sales were 29% down on last year, held up by plants which were 24% down, whereas garden product and growing media sales were down by 56% and 54% respectively.


The arrival, at last, of warmer weather will encourage people back out into their gardens so we should see an uplift of sales over the coming weeks. After this late start to summer proper, how long will the season go on for? Answers on a postcard please to:


GTN Bestsellers Top 50 sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 21.

  • Garden Products Top 50 – down 56%
  • Growing Media Top 50 – down 54%
  • Veg 2 Gro Top 50 – down 54%
  • Wild Bird & Wildlife Care Top 50 – down 50%

GTN Bestsellers All Sales volumes compared to the same week in 2020: week 21.

  • All Plants with Barcode index – down 24%
  • All Items with Barcode index – down 29%

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