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Ethical  & Sustainable
LifestyleGarden®’s ethical and sustainable furniture holds the key to transforming outdoor living showroom sales There’s a quiet revolution underway that’s changing the face of retail in Britain. A decade ago, savvy shoppers kept their eyes peeled for a bargain, paving the way for the rise of discounters who rode the... Read more
Monte Carlo or Bust for Greenfingers
Are you ready to go ‘Monte Carlo or Bust’ 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. What’s even better, the Greenfingers charity has been granted 10 places for this fabulous event, meaning even more FUNdraising opportunities for the UK’s... Read more
HTA opposes proposed changes to business rates in Scotland
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) opposes the proposed move to scrap the Uniform Business Rate in Scotland stating that this would be damaging to member businesses creating an unnecessary burden and potential increased costs. The Association is urging MSPs to vote against the proposed changes when Stage 3 of... Read more
Give Room To Nature with elho’s new 2020 collection
January 2020 – For over 55 years, elho has been a prominent market leader in its sector and is proud to be the leading innovator in the synthetic pottery market. The company aims to inspire as many people as possible to connect with nature and it bring it into their... Read more
DLF Seeds reports strong pre-season orders for Neudorff’s natural gardening range
Neudorff’s natural gardening range DLF Seeds, the exclusive new distributor for Neudorff, is reporting strong pre-season orders for the German natural gardening pioneer’s leading product portfolio.  Since striking the agreement in September, DLF Seeds, owner of the leading Johnsons Lawn Seed brand, says the Neudorff range – which carries... Read more
A change of name at Bord na Mona
Bord na Mona, the leading growing media company, announced today that the UK retail arm of the business will change its name to The Greener Gardening Company, effective 1st February 2020. The name change encapsulates all retail customers that trade with Bord na Mona Horticulture, Bord na Mona UK... Read more
GCA members to compete for Worral cup
Our members can put their marketing campaigns and initiatives to the test as part of our annual Worrall Cup competition. We will be awarding a cup to the garden centre with the best marketing campaign during our annual conference at the Mercure Bristol, Grand Hotel in Bristol (January 26... Read more
Bottle It Up! Bottle Garden Masterclass at Squire’s
Bottle gardens or “terrariums” are one of the hottest trends in gardening right now and it’s easy to see why. They look amazing, yet are relatively simple to create and maintain, and are a fun way to add a little greenery to any room. Plus if you choose certain... Read more
HTA collaborates on a new Distributor Takeback Scheme proposal
Following the cessation on 1 January 2020 of the current Distributor Takeback Scheme for WEEE (Waste Electric & Electronic Equipment) products sold by retailers, the HTA in collaboration with others helped design a new interim scheme which was proposed to Defra for consideration. On the 23 December DEFRA made the... Read more
It’s Time for Horticulture to take Centre Stage…
Now more than ever, we need to be at the top of our game for: Plant health and biosecurity, sustainability, quality standards, maximising the grower/retailer relationship, trends, best practice and technology. The Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Contact Conference invites those working across the nursery sector to sit up, take notice and act. The spotlight is about to shine... Read more