Industry News

  • Perrywood Garden Centre embarks on Christmas cheer campaign

    By GCU on December 18, 2017
    Up to 20 deserving individuals will enjoy a surprise this festive season as Tiptree based garden centre Perrywood embarks on its Christmas Cheer campaign. The centre successfully launched the campaign in November, asking customers and staff alike to nominate someone special who deserves a Christmas to remember. The campaign aims to spread cheer throughout North Essex and the centre has […]
  • HTA announces new association chair

    By GCU on December 12, 2017
    The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced the appointment of Chris Pateman as the chair of the association. In this new role Chris (pictured) will assist the HTA Board in coordinating the activities of the HTA Executive and their teams at Horticulture House, ensuring that the strategic objectives of the Association are being achieved. In addition, the chair will represent […]
  • Tree-mendous effort by local schools

    By GCU on December 12, 2017
    Squire’s Garden Centres has announced that Long Ditton St Mary’s Junior School has won first prize in its ‘Decorate A Christmas Tree’ competition. The Year 4 children from Long Ditton St. Mary’s beat two other local schools – Long Ditton Infant School and St Paul’s Junior School – to win the competition. The children had to design their own sparkly […]
  • Perrywood Garden Centre gets in the festive spirit as it celebrates winning regional Christmas award

    By GCU on November 30, 2017
    Tiptree based garden centre Perrywood is celebrating success in The Garden Centre Association Awards 2017. The centre has been awarded ‘Best Destination Garden Centre in the region’ for Christmas. The award is in recognition of Perrywood’s stunning ‘Lost in the Forest’ Christmas experience. In addition to this, Perrywood featured in the top five destination garden centres in the whole of […]
  • Two record breaking gold medal winners join forces again at Chelsea 2018

    By GCU on November 30, 2017
    The most successful exhibitor in the history of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is once again teaming up with the most decorated garden designer in the show’s history, hoping to win a 73rd consecutive gold medal. Hillier is now officially confirmed as an exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2018. The company will once again enlist the expertise […]
  • Garden Re-Leaf 2018 registration now open

    By GCU on November 30, 2017
    Following a fantastic Garden Re-Leaf Day this year, Greenfingers Charity has announced 2018’s event will take place on Friday March 16 and with some new exciting events planned for next year promises to be even bigger than this year…more details of new events will be revealed in the coming weeks… The Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk will take place once again […]
  • Sussex nursery launches B2C brand in bid to ‘make plants cool again’

    By GCU on November 27, 2017
    A plant nursery in West Sussex has launched a new B2C brand with the aim of making house plants ‘cool’ once more. For young professionals and busy parents, making your home look stylish, with minimal effort, is what it’s all about these days. And according to Hill Brothers near Chichester, the addition of a green plant can make all the […]
  • Maxicrop arrives in SBM warehouse

    By GCU on November 20, 2017
    Following the announcement in September of the partnership agreement between SBM Company and Valagro, the first delivery of the Maxicrop brand of organic seaweed based fertilisers has arrived at SBM Life Science’s Shrewsbury warehouse, the company has announced. With a 50-year history, Maxicrop is one of the leading manufacturers of seaweed extracts in the world. Used by farmers, growers and gardeners […]
  • VARTA Batteries has its moment in the Christmas spotlight

    By GCU on November 20, 2017
    VARTA Consumer Batteries is launching a £1 million Christmas campaign, an investment that will see the brand reach an estimated UK audience of 22 million this festive season. The campaign, led by a TV advert, which will air for the first time on November 22, represents a significant investment by the brand to support battery sales during a peak purchasing […]
  • Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2018 launches

    By GCU on November 17, 2017
    Stewart Garden has announced the launch of The Stewart Garden Schools Programme 2018. The competition rewards the creativity and achievements of schools’ gardening achievements and is open to schools all over the UK with students aged between six and eleven. Schools who wish to participate are invited to use a kit, provided by Stewart Garden, in a creative gardening project […]