In This Issue
50 years of Glee: Vote now for your half-century champions!
GIMA Buyers Guide & New Product Digest Spring 2024 - read on-line here
Artevasi announces number one global bestseller
Unlocking the greenhouse advantage
LOFA LAUNCH THE LOFA SALES ACADEMY
Reverend and son buy Sheffield garden centre
Garden party to celebrate 30 years of support for students
Blue Diamond Garden Centres lead the way in British grown houseplants without the peat
Established Peak District garden centre under new control
Resolva returns to TV screens for 13th year
The Greenfingers Charity remembers John Adkins
Millbrook Garden Company celebrates milestones and fundraising success
Cavendish Maine Recruitment sponsors Kate Ebbens’ run
Zest team runs Manchester Marathon championing mental health awareness
Town & Country's eco-friendly essentials for Earth Day 2024
Andersons & Mulch confirm debut at Glee 2024
Durston Garden Products introduce new peat-free range
Group Commitment, GTN Interview with Caroline Owen, Chair of the Tillington Group in GTN March 2024 Issue
Get your copy of GTN Xtra
Kev completes half marathon in pair of wellies
Sponsor the 2024 Garden Media Guild Awards
Keukenhof Concert, a journey through 75 years of music Wednesday 8 May
The best of last week's
Dobbies Horticulture Director Marcus Eyles departs after seven years
Dobbies respond to question about stock availability over the Easter period
Dobbies appoint Steve Pitcher in consultancy role
GIMA Charity Golf Day – Now open for bookings
spoga+gafa – garden creation & care
Terracotta pots direct from the Artevasi factory
SOLEX Exhibition to kick off festivities with Awards Ceremony and Afterparty
Whisk out your tongs: SOLEX's Fire Food & Outdoor Living Evening returns for its second sizzling year
Special hotel rates for SOLEX Visitors - limited availability - book now
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50 years of Glee: Vote now for your half-century champions!

As the Glee exhibition gets set to celebrate half a century at the heart of the garden retail sector, the organising team is looking for your input. In the past 50 years, Glee has seen thousands of exhibitors pass through its doors, with hundreds of thousands of new products launched since the show’s humble beginnings in 1974. To celebrate the newness and passion that have shaped Glee and the broader garden centre market during this time, the hunt is now on to find the people and product that have driven the most change over the past five decades...

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GIMA Buyers Guide & New Product Digest Spring 2024 - read on-line here

New Products for the UK Garden Trade for 2024 from GIMA Members: AMES Apta, AMES Home Delivery, AMES Tools, Auto Pot Global, Azpects, Bulldog Tools, CJS Display, Coir Products, Durstons, Edelman, elho, Evergreen Garden Care, Fargro, Forest Garden, Gardena, Handy Distribution, Glee, Hortiwool, Hozelock, Johnsons Lawn Seeds, Leon Boots, Museums & Galleries, PlantWorks, Primeur, Pot Mate, SharkNinja, The Solar Centre, Treadstone, UK Greetings, Vitavia, Westland Horticulture, Witt UK & Ireland, Woodmansterne, Zest Outdoor Living & GIMA Member Directory.

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Artevasi announces number one global bestseller
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The Venezia 80cm Grow Box has become the world's number one bestseller from Artevasi. With its moulded legs, built-in water reservoir, removable rubber stopper for drainage, 58-litre capacity, overall durability, and outstanding value for money, it is a firm favourite in garden centres across Europe, America and the Middle East...

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Unlocking the greenhouse advantage
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Greenhouse specialist Vitavia reveals why owning one is a gardener's secret weapon...

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LOFA LAUNCH THE LOFA SALES ACADEMY

In collaboration with Meta-Morphose, LOFA have tailored an exclusive, top-tier sales and coaching program for LOFA members, tackling the challenges of the evolving garden leisure industry head-on...

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Reverend and son buy Sheffield garden centre

Reverend Dave Walker and his son William have bought Birley Moor Garden Centre and Aquatics from previous owners Chris and Margaret Dale, who are retiring having run the facility since the early 1990s...

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Garden party to celebrate 30 years of support for students
 

The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation is celebrating its 30th year of awarding scholarships to students studying horticulture, and a special Garden Party is being held on July 2 before the official opening of the Ball Summer Showcase at West Adderbury in Oxfordshire. Special guests will include the charity's Patron, Alan Titchmarsh MBE

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Blue Diamond Garden Centres lead the way in British grown houseplants without the peat

At the new RHS Urban Show Manchester, Blue Diamond, Britain’s largest Garden Centre group, is championing the move towards British Grown peat-free, peat free and soil-free houseplants. Blue Diamond is committed to developing best practice in sustainable living as well as responding to the growing, eco-conscious customers demand to reduce environmental impact.

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Established Peak District garden centre under new control
 

Husband-and-wife team Murry and Caroline Newbury, who have more than 25 years’ experience in the horticulture industry, have taken over at Hope Valley Garden Centre in the Peak District near Sheffield...

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Resolva returns to TV screens for 13th year

Resolva, the trusted and effective solution for garden weeds from Westland Horticulture, returns to TV screens for a 13th year from 1st May 2024...

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The Greenfingers Charity remembers John Adkins
 

The Greenfingers Charity was saddened to hear about the recent passing of John Adkins, the charity’s first Garden Project Manager...

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Millbrook Garden Company celebrates milestones and fundraising success

Millbrook Garden Centre, Gravesend,celebrated its 30th anniversary, marking three decades of serving the local community with gardening expertise, quality plants and much more...

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Cavendish Maine Recruitment sponsors Kate Ebbens’ run
 

Cavendish Maine Recruitment is sponsoring Kate Ebbens’ 366-day run for Greenfingers throughout April.

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Zest team runs Manchester Marathon championing mental health awareness

Garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest, part of the P&A Group, is fielding a team to take on the Manchester Marathon today, Sunday 14th April, to raise money for North East Wales Mind, the P&A Group’s charity for 2024...

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SOLEX Exhibition to kick off festivities with Awards Ceremony and Afterparty
SOLEX Afterparty | Tuesday 9 July | 1830 -2230 | Hilton Metropole | NEC, Birmingham

SOLEX Exhibition, the premier event that gathers the best and brightest of the outdoor leisure industry, has announced an Awards Ceremony & Afterparty to kick off the excitement of the summer event on the Tuesday 9 July. Marking its 16th year, SOLEX Exhibition has curated a night of celebration, networking, and a thrilling football-themed evening to coincide with the highly anticipated UEFA Euro 2024 semi-finals...

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Whisk out your tongs: SOLEX's Fire Food & Outdoor Living Evening returns for its second sizzling year
Fire Food & Outdoor Living Event | Wednesday 10 July | 1800 -2000 | Hall 5 | NEC, Birmingham

Ready your grills, sharpen your knives, and stoke the fires! SOLEX Exhibition 2024 is about to welcome back the crowd-pleasing, taste-bud-teasing Fire Food and Outdoor Living Evening incorporating our BBQ Competition, which is set to light up the evening with charm and flavour...

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Special hotel rates for SOLEX Visitors - limited availability - book now

In order to ensure that everyone can fully immerse themselves in the Exhibition and exciting SOLEX Evening Events, the SOLEX team have secured Special Hotel Rates For Visitors who wish to attend these events and stay overnight on Tuesday 9th or Wednesday 10th July...

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Town & Country's eco-friendly essentials for Earth Day 2024

Town & Country is committed to providing sustainable options for those who want to join in the fight for a more vibrant future for our earth...

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Andersons & Mulch confirm debut at Glee 2024
 

The exhibitor list for the 2024 edition of Glee – the leading trade exhibition for the garden retail sector (10th-12th September, NEC Birmingham) - is rapidly expanding with the confirmation that Andersons and Mulch will be debuting its latest garden glove and sundries offering at this year’s event...

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Durston Garden Products introduce new peat-free range

Durstons are set to storm the market with their brand-new consistent and reliable peat-free range, enriched by sustainable game-changing material Gro Fibre...

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Group Commitment, GTN Interview with Caroline Owen, Chair of the Tillington Group in GTN March 2024 Issue

GTN March 2024 read on-line here. In this issue:

  • Gift Packaging from Woodmansterne
  • Group Commitment – GTN Interview with Caroline Owen, Chair of the Tillington Group
  • New retail solutions from Artevesi
  • What’s Hot in 2024 – New products launched at the Garden Press Event
  • Maximising seed sales at Mr Fothergills
  • 25 years of Greenfingers FUNdraising
  • Garden Re-Leaf Day 2024
  • Strictly Blue Diamond – Exclusive Awards coverage
  • New at Solex for 2024
  • Products to delight from Spring Fair
  • Be the best plant specialists – GTN Planteria special report
  • A brighter shade of green – LOFA Column
  • Three days of PATS in September 2024
  • Celebrating 125 years – HTA Column
  • The start is everything – GIMA Column
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