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Strong sales and a quick supply chain see Kent & Stowe wellington boots flourishing
December 2019 – Following a successful launch at GLEE, Gardman Crest has reported has reported full supply availability of its Kent & Stowe wellington boot range, at a time when market demand is high. Recent weather conditions have seen seasonal demand for wellies across the industry soar. As much,... Read more
2019 Christmas competition winners announced
Barton Grange Garden Centre and Whitehall Garden Centre – Whitchurch have been announced as the national winners of our annual Christmas competition. The garden centres were judged to have the best festive displays in the country and will receive their awards at our annual conference in January, 2020. Each... Read more
‘A strong and vibrant ornamental horticulture sector’ – the HTA’s general election 2019 manifesto
Ahead of the 12 December general election, the HTA has set out a manifesto outlining the key policy themes and ‘asks’ that are fundamental to developing a strong and vibrant horticulture sector. This includes maintaining access to seasonal labour in a post-Brexit world. The UK ornamental horticulture industry is... Read more
Houseplant and pet categories perform well in October according to HTA Market Update
The changeable wet Autumn weather of 2019 may have dampened outdoor plant sales in October, but houseplants and pet categories performed particularly well this month. Houseplants saw an increase of 39% compared to October last year, and pets and aquatic sales were up 31% in month to month comparisons.... Read more
GCA conference attendees to hear from Eden Project co-founder
Attendees at this year’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) annual conference in January (January 26 until 29, 2020) will hear from co-founder and Executive Vice Chair of the award-winning Eden Project Sir Tim Smit KBE. Tim will talk to GCA members on Tuesday, January 28 about the value of leading... Read more
Davidson Richards and Garden Connect to develop Scan & Go App
Davidson Richards and Garden Connect are proud to announce the companies have agreed to a partnership to develop joint solutions. One of the first services the companies will release is an OpSuite Scan & Go App powered by Garden Connect, allowing garden centre customers to scan their own shopping... Read more

Garden Centre News December 2, 2019 0

LifestyleGarden® partner with Eden Project for catering area revamp LifestyleGarden®’s partnership with the Eden Project continues to go from strength to strength after the environmentally responsible outdoor furniture company helped complete the refit of the attraction’s catering areas. Spearheaded by parent company ScanCom International that has set a new... Read more
£300 million turnover announced
On 30th Nov Dobbies Garden Centre Group Limited filed their Annual Report and Financial Statements for The Group and its subsidiaries.  These accounts are for the 12 months to 24 February 2019. Sales increased 12% on prior year to £166m Like-for-like sales increased 5% Underlying operating profit increased 35%... Read more
Recycling Theme Wins School Tree Competition
Children from Holme Grange School decorating their winning tree at Squire’s in Wokingham Holme Grange School in Wokingham has won first prize in Squire’s Garden Centres “Decorate A Christmas Tree” competition. The children had to design and make their own tree decorations and hang them on a special tree... Read more